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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

UPCOMING EVENTS(home events BOLD

Wednesday, Feb. 49 p.m. – Men’s Basketball at Florida State (RSN – Fox Sports South)Thursday, Feb. 57 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at Boston CollegeFriday, Feb. 6 – Monday, Feb. 9TBA – Women’s Tennis at ITA Team Indoor National Championships (Charlottesville, Va.)Draw and match times to be announced ThursdayFriday, Feb. 6All Day – Track and Field at Aggie Invitational (College Station, Texas)Saturday, Feb. 7All Day – Track and Field at Aggie Invitational (College Station, Texas)9 a.m. – Men’s Tennis vs. Gardner-Webb11 a.m. – Diving vs. College of Charleston and Davidson (Senior Day)1 p.m. – Men’s Tennis vs. Mercer6 p.m. – Men’s Tennis vs. WoffordSunday, Feb. 82 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at Duke6:30 p.m. – Men’s Basketball at Miami (ESPNU)

SPORT UPDATESMen’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)Record: 13-8, 5-4 ACCThe Tigers earned a pair of wins last week, 68-57 over NC State in Raleigh on Wednesday and 64-49 over Boston College at home on Saturday. Jordan Roper led the Tigers in scoring in both games, including a career-high 24 against the Eagles. The win in Raleigh was Clemson’s first since 2010, and the Tigers’ second ACC road win this season. Clemson plays two road games this week, first at Florida State on Wednesday and then at Miami on Sunday. The game with the Seminoles is set for 9 p.m., and the contest with the Hurricanes is a 6:30 p.m. tipoff.

Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)Record: 9-13, 1-8 ACCThe women’s basketball team dropped a pair of decisions by five points or less this week on the road at Wake Forest (64-62) and at home against Virginia (77-72). The Tigers climbed out of double-digit deficits in both contests, including a 19-point one against Virginia, before ultimately falling. Nikki Dixon moved into eighth in school history in scoring with 1,491 points. Clemson plays at Boston College on Thursday and at Duke on Sunday.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)Record: 4-2The Clemson diving team was in action at two meets over the weekend – the Shamrock Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. and at James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va. At Notre Dame, junior Megan Helwagen led the Tigers in both events, placing sixth in the three-meter and seventh in the one-meter. Helwagen, along with sophomore Sarah Braun and freshman Hannah Donovan recorded NCAA Zone qualifying scores in the three-meter. Against JMU, the Tigers fell 27-11 in the dual meet, but saw freshman Allison Brophy post her first career NCAA Zone qualifying mark in the one-meter with a score of 266.45, also a career high for the rookie, and good enough for a third-place finish at the meet. Sophomore Danielle Reitsma led Clemson in the three-meter, finishing second with 261.50 points. The Tigers host their only home meet of the season this Saturday, Feb. 7 when they host College of Charleston and Davidson. The meet begins at 11 a.m. at McHugh Natatorium in Fike Recreation Center. Clemson will honor its three seniors – Jessica Doolittle, Chelsea Uranaka and Emily Yoder – prior to the event.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 2-3The 28th-ranked Clemson men’s tennis team visited rival and 29th-ranked South Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 31, where it suffered a 6-1 loss. Senior Hunter Harrington, a co-captain this season and the 69th-ranked singles player in the nation, won his match in the No. 1 slot, defeating South Carolina’s Andrew Adams 6-4, 7-6(4). The Clemson doubles duo of Hampton Drake and Christian Harris was also victorious on the weekend, defeating the 45th-ranked Gamecock team of Mayronne and O’Keefe by a score of 6-4 in the No. 2 slot. The Tigers host their first home matches of the season this weekend. Gardner-Webb, Mercer and Wofford all visit on Saturday, Feb. 7, with matches scheduled for 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)Record: 3-1The 13th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team split a pair matches over the weekend, both held at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center and both against ranked rivals. On Saturday, the Tigers fell to No. 9 Georgia 4-3 in a nail-biter, but rebounded on Sunday to defeat 21st-ranked South Carolina 5-2. Against the Bulldogs, unranked Tristen Dewar recorded an upset over No. 91 Hannah King in three sets at number-four singles, while Beatrice Gumulya and Joana Eidukonyte also posted singles victories in the match. Against the Gamecocks, Clemson won the doubles point thanks to Yuilynn Miao and Daniela Ruiz, who fought back from a 2-5 deficit at number three. Romy Koelzer, Eidukonyte, Gumulya and Jessy Rompies won in singles for the Tigers. Clemson takes the court again at the ITA Team Indoor Championships held in Charlottesville, Va. Feb. 6-9. Opponents and times are yet to be determined.

Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)The Tiger men and women had a productive weekend at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City. Natoya Goule broke the Clemson record and set a new ACC indoor mark in the women’s 800, turning in a time of 2:02.78, while also helping the 4×400 relay to victory in a season-best 3:36.29. In addition, Grace Barnett won the women’s mile with the third-best time (4:42) in school history. Myasia Jacobs won the women’s 60 and Jeffrey Green the men’s 400, both with personal bests. The Tigers return to action this weekend in College Station, Texas at the Aggie Invitational.

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