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No. 3 Clemson Hosts Rival South Carolina in NCAA Second Round Sunday

No. 3 Clemson Hosts Rival South Carolina in NCAA Second Round Sunday

NCAA Tournament Second Round Match Information

Who: No. 3 Clemson Tigers (12-3-5) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (11-7-1)

When: Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.

Watch: ESPN3 (http://es.pn/2ggIEiQ)

Live Stats: NCAA.com (http://on.ncaa.com/2foaplz)

Follow: @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (12-3-5) looks to bounce back in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after falling 3-1 to Wake Forest in the ACC Championship last Sunday.
  • The Tigers earned the No. 3 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and is guaranteed home field advantage until the College Cup.
  • This year marks the 4th straight bid for Clemson and the 29th all-time appearance in program history, and the Tigers have a 49-26-5 record in the national tournament all-time.
  • Clemson went 8-3-5 this season against teams that earned bids to the NCAA Tournament.
  • An NCAA-record nine Atlantic Coast Conference teams earned a bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Ximo Miralles currently has ten solo shutouts this season which is the most since 1998 when Josh Campbell had 12.
  • The Clemson defense that has outscored opponents 27-14 this season is ranked 8th in the NCAA with a (0.55) shutout percentage.
  • Junior Diego Campos leads the team with six goals and 15 points, and junior Oliver Shannon leads the team with four assists.
  • The Tigers fell one spot in the RPI to No. 2 this week behind Maryland.
  • Clemson is ranked No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll, No. 4 by Top Drawer Soccer, and No. 6 by Soccer America.

South Carolina Notes:

  • The South Carolina Gamecocks (11-7-1) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating Mercer 1-0 on Thursday afternoon in Columbia.
  • South Carolina improved to 17-21-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, and senior Kevin Walker scored his first career NCAA Tournament goal.
  • The Gamecocks fell in the first round of the C-USA Tournament to Old Dominion, 1-0.
  • The most significant win of the season came on Nov. 4, defeating then ranked No. 12 Kentucky, 2-1.
  • Senior midfielder Danny Deakin leads the team with 20 points and six assists.
  • Sophomore forward Bjorn Gudjonnson leads the way for the Gamecocks scoring eight goals.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson’s all-time record against South Carolina is 26-17-1.
  • The Tigers traveled to Columbia earlier this season and took down the Gamecocks 2-1 in the season opener for both sides.
  • The two teams last met in the NCAA Tournament in 1997 in the Sweet 16 where Clemson came out on top in a 1-0 overtime victory.
  • The Gamecocks 3-2 advantage over the Tigers in the NCAA Tournament.

Ticket Information: Tickets can be purchased online at ClemsonTigers.com or at the Historic Riggs Field gates prior to the match on Sunday. The match is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult Reserved – $8

Adult GA – $6

Child – $4

Senior – $4

NOTE: Clemson students will be admitted for free with a valid CUID.

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