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Dec 05, 2023

MATCH DAY CENTRAL: Volleyball at UTEP – NIVC Great 8

Clemson (19-13, 8-10 ACC) at UTEP


  • 🆚 Opponent: at UTEP
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6 • 9 p.m. ET
  • 📍 Venue: El Paso, Texas
  • 📺 Watch: ESPN+
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stats

Clemson: Roster | Schedule | Match Notes (PDF) | NIVC Bracket


  • Clemson advances to the third round of the NIVC after sweeping Eastern Kentucky in the opening round and defeating Ball State in the second round
  • This is the second-consecutive season Clemson has made the NIVC, and the third time overall
  • The Tigers will take on UTEP, who defeated North Florida and UT Arlington in the first and second round
  • The Tigers take an 19-13 overall record into Wednesday night’s matchup
  • Clemson holds an 1-0 record against the Miners after previously defeating UTEP earlier this season in a reverse sweep during the Tulane Invitational


  • The 2023 selection to the NIVC is Clemson’s third selection in program history
  • The Tigers advanced to the third round of 2023 after defeated Ball State in five sets
  • Clemson’s opening round sweep against EKU in 2023 marks the first postseason win since 2018
  • Clemson first made the NIVC in 2018 and advanced to the third round before dropping a thre-set match to College of Charleston
  • The Tigers defeated both Alabama A&M and Radford that season to advance to be one of the final eight teams
  • Last season, Clemson was selected and played Kent State in the opening round in Lynchburg, Va.


  • Clemson’s 19 wins ties for the most in a single-season since 2018 when Clemson finished the regular season with 17 and ended the season with 19 following two wins in the NIVC Tournament
  • Through the first 20 games of the season, Clemson posted a 12-8 record to mark the best start in program history since 2014 (14-6) – maintained this through the first 25 matches with a 15-10 record for the best record through 25 matches since 2014 as well
  • The Tigers also won eight ACC matches in 2023 to mark the most under Head Coach Jackie Simpson Kirr and the most since 2018
  • With the eight wins, Clemson tied for eighth in the ACC to mark the highest finish since 2012 when the Tigers tied for fourth with a 12-8 record
  • The Tigers recorded their 900th victory in program history after defeating Virginia Tech in Jervey Gym on Oct. 1, 2023 – happened in the 46th year of competition and held a 900-690 overall record

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