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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

UPCOMING EVENTS(home events BOLD

Tuesday, Feb. 97 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs. Notre Dame (ESPN2)Thursday, Feb. 127 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. Louisville (TigerCast)Friday, Feb. 13All Day – Track and Field Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)3 p.m. – Men’s Tennis at Auburn4 p.m. – Baseball vs. West Virginia (TigerCast)Saturday, Feb. 14All Day – Track and Field Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)12 noon – Men’s Basketball vs. Virginia Tech (RSN)2 p.m. – Baseball vs. West Virginia (TigerCast)Sunday, Feb. 15All Day – Women’s Golf at Puerto Rico Classic (Rio Mar CC, San Juan, P.R.)1 p.m. – Women’s Tennis at Baylor1 p.m. – Baseball vs. West Virginia (TigerCast)

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Men’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)Record: 14-9, 6-5 ACCThe Tigers split a pair of road games last week, defeating Florida State 62-56 on Wednesday before falling at Miami on Sunday, 56-45. Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with 14 points against the Seminoles, while Donte Grantham and Jordan Roper both added 13. The Tigers face a quick turnaround Tuesday against a top-25 Notre Dame team. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. Tipoff from Littlejohn Coliseum, and will be televised by ESPN2. The Tigers are also home against Virginia Tech on Saturday at noon in a game televised by RSN.

Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)Record: 9-15, 1-10 ACCNikki Dixon moved into seventh place on Clemson’s all-time scoring list and became just one of six Tigers ever with 1500 points and 500 rebound in a career. The senior led the Tigers with 17 points and went 11-11 at the free throw line in a Sunday loss to Duke. Shelbie Davenport had a career-high 19 points, and Tiffany Lewis had 18 in Clemson’s loss to Boston College on Thursday. The Tigers welcome No. 8/9 Louisville to town Thursday at 7 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)Record: 6-2The Clemson diving team defeated both College of Charleston and Davidson 32-6 on Saturday at McHugh Natatorium. The meet was the only one at home for the Tigers this season, and the team honored seniors Jessica Doolittle, Chelsea Uranaka and Emily Yoder prior to the meet. It was an extremely successful day for the Tigers, who had five divers qualify for NCAA Zones in the one-meter, along with four in the three-meter and two in the platform. Sophomores Sarah Braun and Danielle Reitsma posted qualifying scores in all three events. Reitsma won the three-meter event, posting a career-best score and the second-highest score in Clemson history. Braun also entered the top 10 in school history in the three-meter, and took first place in the platform competition. Junior Megan Helwagen placed first in the one-meter, recording the third-best score in program history. The Tigers return to action Feb. 18-21 at the 2015 ACC Championships in Atlanta.

Football (@ClemsonFB)Clemson’s 2015 recruiting class was ranked fouth in the nation by ESPN and Rivals.com, the best finish for a Tiger class since 2008’s group ranked #2 nationally. Clemson finished with a top-15 recruiting class for the fifth-straight year, and has now been ranked in the top 20 by ESPN each of the last 10 years. The Tigers added three Parade All-Americans fo the first time since 2011, and the class includes nine members of ESPN’s top 150. For more on the 2015 recruiting class, click HERE.

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMSoccer)The Clemson men’s soccer program signed five players to National Letters of Intent last week. Michele Bottari (Prato, Italy), Andrew Burnikel (Greer, S.C.), Johnny Heckman (Franklin, Tenn.), Trey Langlois (Jacksonville, Fla) and Amit Tal (Highland Park, Ill.) will join the Tigers in 2015. (ClickHERE for complete information about the 2015 class.)

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)The Clemson women’s soccer program announced the signing of four players for the 2015 season on National Signing Day last week. The Tigers will add Ellen Colborn (Colleyville, Texas), Lauren Harkes (Fairfax, Va.), Alana Hockenhull (Vero Beach, Fla.) and Samantha Staab (San Diego, Calif.) to the squad this fall. (ClickHERE for complete information about the 2015 signees.) Clemson opens its 2015 spring campaign this Saturday, Feb. 14 against Florida in Gainesville. The Gators reached the NCAA Quarterfinals last fall, and were ranked seventh nationally in the 2014 final NSCAA poll.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 5-3The 34th-ranked Clemson men’s tennis team improved to 5-3 on the season with three wins on Saturday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers won all three matches of the triple-header 4-0, sweeping Gardner-Webb, Mercer and Wofford. Senior co-captain Alejandro Augusto won all three singles matches he played, including one in the No. 1 slot in the final match of the day against the Terriers, and went 2-0 with fellow senior and co-captain Hunter Harrington at No. 1 doubles. Hampton Drake and Christian Harris were 3-0 in the No. 2 doubles slot. Clemson hits the road to face Auburn on Friday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. ET. The Tigers’ next home match is their ACC opener, on Friday, March 6 against Georgia Tech. 

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)Record: 4-3The 13th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team was in action along with many of the top teams in the country at the ITA Team Indoor Nationals in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend. The Tigers suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to No. 2 Florida in the first round of the tournament Friday, then fell to No. 15 Michigan 4-2 Saturday before defeating No. 26 Kentucky 4-2 Sunday to conclude the weekend. Junior Joana Eidukonyte was 3-0 in singles play, including a convincing win over the 11th-ranked player in the nation against the Gators. Senior Jessy Rompies was 2-0 in singles play. Clemson won the doubles point in all three matches on the weekend. The road does not get any easier for the Tigers, who travel to Waco, Texas to face Baylor, ranked sixth nationally, on Sunday, Feb. 15.

Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)Clemson had a successful weekend at the Aggie Invitational in College Station, Texas. The women placed second in the scored competition to host Texas A&M, while the men were third out of nine schools. In all, Clemson claimed five victories, including both relays on the women’s side. Samantha Elliott won the 60 hurdles and helped the 4×400 relay to a season-best time of 3:34.77, fourth-best in the nation. The Tigers return to action this weekend in Fayetteville, Ark., at the Tyson Invitational.

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