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Feb 21, 2024

GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Tigers Travel to South Bend, Play No. 19 Fighting Irish

🐾  Clemson vs. No. 19 Notre Dame
📍 South Bend, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
🗓 Thursday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind.  The Clemson Tigers women’s basketball team (11-15, 4-10) heads out for a road game against the No. 19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (19-6, 9-5) on Thursday.

The game tips off in Purcell Pavilion on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. and can be seen on ACCNX. Andrew McGuinness and Dara Mabrey will be on the call for ACCNX, William Qualkinbush and Sarah-Jo Lawrence can be heard locally on 105.5 The Roar and the Clemson Tigers app.

Amari Robinson saved the best for last and is having a career year this season. She leads the Tigers this season in scoring (17.4 ppg) and rebounding (6.8 rpg) and is one of the most efficient scorers in the country. Amari is the ACC leader in true shooting percentage (.637) and effective field goal percentage (.588).

Robinson now has 1,815 career points and ranks third in the Clemson record books for most points in a career. Her 919 career rebounds are good enough for fourth-most in Tigers history, and she needs 14 rebounds to surpass Lele Hardy for third-most.

With 658 career field goals, Robinson has scored the fifth-most field goals in program history. With three more buckets, Robinson will move past Shandy Bryan for fourth place. Her 420 made free throws are the second most out of any Tiger player.

Dayshanette Harris, a fifth-year student-athlete who played four years at Pitt, is having  the best season of her career. Harris is scoring 13.7 points per game and is shooting at the best clip of her career. She’s shooting a career-highs of 46% from the floor, 35% from three-point range, and is ranked fourth in the nation in assist percentage (43%).

During Clemson’s eight-game stretch prior to the game against Pitt, Harris leads the tigers with 18.5 points per game, 5.6 assists per game, 2.1 steals per game, and has scored 20 points on five different occasions (25 vs. Louisville, 25 vs. Virginia Tech, 23 vs. Viginia, 22 vs. Miami, and 24 vs. Georgia Tech).

Over Clemson’s last five outings, Ruby Whitehorn has become one of the best rebounding wing players in the ACC. She has tied her career high in rebounding three times (nine against Wake Forest, Virginia, and Georgia Tech), and is averaging 8.4 rebounds per game during that span. She’s now averaging over five rebounds per game for the entire season. Whitehorn has led the Tigers in rebounding in each of the last six games.