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Mar 02, 2024

GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Tigers Wrap Up Regular Season with Trip to Tallahassee

🐾  Clemson vs. Florida State
📍 Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)
🗓 Sunday, March 3, 4:00 p.m.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  The Clemson Tigers women’s basketball team (12-17, 5-12) plays its final regular season contest on the road against Florida State (20-9, 11-6).

The game tips off in the Tucker Center on Sunday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m. and can be seen on ACC Network. Sam Ravech and Helen Williams will be on the call for ACC Network, Tony Ciuffo and Jim Davis can be heard locally on 105.5 The Roar and the Clemson Tigers app.

The Tigers enter the final game of the regular season in 12th place in the Atlantic Coast Conference but seeding for the conference tournament is still up for grabs. If Clemson wins and Virginia loses its game against No. 5 Virginia Tech, the Tigers would be the 11th seed heading into next week’s tournament. Clemson will play Boston College, Pittsburgh, or Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

The Tigers are coming off a 68-64 win against the Demon Deacons on Thursday. Clemson’s Amari Robinson showed why she’s garnering All-ACC attention as she put scored 24 points, connecting on a three-pointer and making five shots from the charity stripe. Center MaKayla Elmore had the best game of her career with personal records of 17 points and five made three-point shots.

Robinson is having her best season and putting the finishing touches on what has been a remarkable career. The 2022-23 All-ACC selection has developed into one of the most efficient scorers in the nation. She leads the ACC in true shooting (.624) and effective field goal percentage (.579). Robinson is the only player in a power five conference to lead her team in points per game, rebounds per game, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage (min. 75% of games played, 1.5 3PA per game, 5 FGA per game).

Robinson provides tremendous volume in addition to being the most efficient scorer in the ACC. She is averaging 18 points per game in ACC play, and she’s the only player in the conference to have scored at least 35 points on multiple occasions. She ranks ninth in the nation for most games with 20 or more points on at least 60% shooting from the field with seven. With 931 career rebounds, Robinson needs to snag three more rebounds to surpass Lele Hardy for third-most in Clemson history.

Dayshanette Harris, a fifth-year student-athlete who played four years at Pitt, is having the best season of her career. Harris has developed into one of the best distributors in the country this season. She leads the ACC and ranks third in the nation with an assist rate of 45%.

In ACC play, Harris is averaging 15.9 points per game and is second in the conference for most assists per game (5.8). She is averaging career highs of 13.7 points and 5.1 assists per game, while shooting a career-best 45% from the field.

When Florida State made the trip to Clemson earlier this season, Harris couldn’t be stopped. She led the Tigers in scoring with 20 points, grabbed five rebounds, and was the team leader in assists with four as the Seminoles escaped Littlejohn Coliseum with a narrow six-point victory.

The Tigers are enjoying a much-improved Ruby Whitehorn this season. Whitehorn, who was named to the 2022-23 ACC All-Freshman team, has improved her numbers across the board this season. During conference play, Whitehorn is averaging 11.9 points and over six rebounds per contest. She’s shooting better than she ever has at 45% from the floor and 32% from three in conference play and is contributing on the defensive end with 1.6 steals per outing.