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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

UPCOMING EVENTS(home events BOLD

Monday, March 24 p.m. – Baseball at South Carolina (SEC Network+)Tuesday, March 35 p.m. – Baseball vs. Winthrop (ClemsonTigers.com Live Video)9 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs. NC State (RSN)Wednesday, March 46:30 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech (ACC Tournament, Greensboro, N.C.) (RSN)Thursday, March 58 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. North Carolina (ACC Tournament, Greensboro, N.C.) (RSN)Friday, March 6All Day – Women’s Golf at SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)5 p.m. – Men’s Tennis vs. Georgia Tech6:30 p.m. – Baseball at NC State (ESPN3)8 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at ACC TournamentSaturday, March 7All Day – Women’s Golf at SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)2:30 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at ACC Tournament Semifinals3:30 p.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Louisville4 p.m. – Men’s Basketball at Notre Dame (ACC Network)6:30 p.m. – Baseball at NC State (ESPN3)Sunday, March 8All Day – Women’s Golf at SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)10 a.m. – Men’s Tennis vs. College of Charleston1 p.m. – Baseball at NC State (ESPN3)1 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at ACC Tournament Finals3 p.m. – Men’s Tennis vs. Presbyterian

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BaseballRecord: 6-3The Tigers won two of three games last week, including an 11-5 win over Wofford at home Wednesday. The Tigers then split a pair of games against No. 10 South Carolina on Friday (W, 11-4) at Doug Kingsmore Stadium and Saturday (L, 1-4) at Fluor Field. Sunday’s game in Columbia was rained out and is rescheduled for 4 p.m. Monday. Weston Wilson led the Tigers at the plate by going 4-for-12 with three homers and seven RBIs in three games on the week. After Monday’s game, Clemson hosts Winthrop on Tuesday before opening ACC play at NC State over the weekend.

Men’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)Record: 16-12, 8-8 ACCThe Tigers won their only game of the week, a 70-63 overtime triumph on Senior Day. On the day Clemson honored seniors Rod Hall and Damarcus Harrison, both players contributed 15 points apiece. Jaron Blossomgame led the way with 19 points, as Clemson moved to 16-12 on the season and evened its ACC record at 8-8. The Tigers host the final scheduled game in Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday at 9 p.m. against NC State, before finishing the regular season at Notre Dame at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)Record: 9-20, 1-15 ACCThe women’s basketball team fell in its final two games at home against Syracuse and on the road at Pitt by a combined 11 points to finish the regular season. Nikki Dixon and Shelbie Davenport each scored in double-figures in both games for the Tigers, who played #23 Syracuse to within a point with a minute to play, and led the Panthers late into the second half. Clemson opens the ACC Tournament on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in a televised contest against Georgia Tech, who has beaten the Tigers twice this season.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)The Clemson diving team continues training this week in preparation for the NCAA Zone B Championships, which will be held March 9-11 in Athens, Ga. Five Tigers, senior Jessica Doolittle, junior Megan Helwagen, sophomore Sarah Braun and freshmen Allison Brophy and Hannah Donovan, are competing in the NCAA regional meet next week.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMGolf)Billy Kennerly shot his third consecutive two-under-par 70 and finished third individually to lead Clemson to a sixth-place team finish at the Puerto Rico Classic at the Rio Mar River Course in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Clemson finished sixth out of 15 teams with an 873 team score. Kennerly continued his outstanding play from the fall with his 210 tournament score that was six-under par for the 54 holes, just one shot behind  medalists Dru Love of Alabama and Scott Vincent of Virginia Tech.  It was the fourth top 10 finish of the season for Kennerly and the highest tournament finish of his career. The senior from Alpharetta, Ga., had the most consistent tournament of his career as he had 42 pars, nine birdies and just three bogeys.  At one point he made just one bogey in 35 holes over three rounds. Clemson returns to action March 9-10 at the Palmetto Invitational in Aiken.  Clemson is the defending champion.

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)The women’s golf team finished 14th out of 15 teams at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, LA last week. Freshman Marisa Messana led Clemson with a 235 score that included an opening round 72. Clemson was without the services of first-team All-ACC golfer Sloan Shanahan for the second straight tournament.  The sophomore is recovering from an injury and hopes to return for Clemson’s next tournament, the Sun Trust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, March 6-8.Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)The Clemson women’s soccer team plays its second spring exhibition game this Saturday, March 7 against Georgia Southern at 1 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field. The match is open to the public. The match against the Eagles is the Tigers’ first home contest of the spring season, as the team traveled to Gainesville, Fla. on Feb. 14 where it dropped a 2-1 decision to Florida, and NCAA Elite Eight team in 2014.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 7-5After a week off following a third-place finish at the Blue Gray Classic on Feb. 20-22, the 46th-ranked Tiger men’s tennis team returns to action this weekend for its first home matches since Feb. 7. Clemson opens the Atlantic Coast Conference season on Friday, March 6 as it hosts Georgia Tech. First serve is scheduled for 5 p.m., which is a change from the originally announced start time for the match. The match against the Yellow Jackets is likely to be played indoors due to forecasted temperatures for Friday evening. On Sunday, March 8, the Tigers host a double-header, facing College of Charleston at 10 a.m. and Presbyterian College at 3 p.m. at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)Record: 7-5, 3-1 ACCThe 14th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team split a pair of ACC matchups on the road over the weekend. On Friday afternoon, the Tigers defeated No. 52 Florida State 4-3 in Tallahassee behind wins from No. 20 Joana Eidukonyte, No. 58 Romy Koelzer, and Jessy Rompies. Unranked Rompies, a two-time ACC player of the week this season, defeated the 83rd-ranked singles player in the country in straight sets to seal the Clemson victory. The Tigers also won the doubles point for the 10th time in 11 matches, thanks in part to a win by Rompies and Beatrice Gumulya, the nation’s top-ranked doubles duo. On Sunday, the Tigers fell to No. 20 Miami 7-0 in Coral Gables. The Tigers return home to face new ACC foe Louisville on Saturday, March 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)The Tiger women amassed 102 points to claim the 2015 ACC Indoor Championship, the program’s fifth title in the last six years. Clemson did it with victories in the 60 hurdles, triple jump and 4×400 relay — the latter of which set a championship and facility record to close out the meet in grand style. The men’s team improved by six spots from 2014 with a fifth-place team finish. The Tiger men produced an individual champion in the 200 dash and won the 4×400 relay as well. At the conclusion of the championship, Mimi Land was named the ACC’s Most Valuable Women’s Field Athlete and Tevin Hester received the ACC Most Valuable Men’s Track Athlete honor. The Tigers’ next competition is set for March 13-14 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.

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