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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics



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Wednesday, March 12

6:30 p.m. – Baseball vs. Appalachian State (TigerCast)

All Day – Diving at NCAA Zone B Championships (Greensboro, N.C.)

Thursday, March 13

9 p.m. (approx.) – Men’s Basketball at ACC Championship (ESPN)

All Day – Diving at NCAA Zone B Championships (Greensboro, N.C.)

Friday, March 14

3 p.m. – Women’s Tennis at Maryland

6 p.m. – Baseball at Wake Forest

9 p.m. (approx.) – Men’s Basketball at ACC Championship (ESPN)

All Day – Track and Field at NCAA Championships (Albuquerque, N.M.)

Saturday, March 15

9 a.m. – Rowing vs. Syracuse and Boston University (TigerCast)

3 p.m. – Men’s Basketball at ACC Championship (ESPN)

4 p.m. – Baseball at Wake Forest

All Day – Track and Field at NCAA Championships (Albuquerque, N.M.)

Sunday, March 16

1 p.m. – Men’s Basketball at ACC Championship (ESPN)

11 a.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. North Florida (West Palm Beach)

1 p.m. – Baseball at Wake Forest


Baseball (@ClemsonBaseball)

Record: 9-5, 3-0 ACC

Clemson swept Virginia Tech in a three-game series at home by a combined score of 30-12 after falling at Western Carolina Tuesday. The Tigers hit .324 in the Virginia Tech series, led by Jay Baum and Weston Wilson both hitting .500.  Tyler Krieger (15), Tyler Slaton (11), and Steve Wilkerson (11) all extended their hitting streaks, three of the four Tigers (Steven Duggar is the other) who have had double-digit hitting streaks in 2014. The Tigers host Appalachian State Wednesday night before playing a three-game  series at Wake Forest over the weekend.

Men’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)

Record: 19-11, 10-8 ACC

The Tigers earned the No. 6 seed for this week’s ACC Tournament, where they face the winner of the Boston College-Georgia Tech game Thursday at 9 p.m. Clemson split a pair of home games last week, winning 58-54 over Miami on Tuesday before dropping an overtime heartbreaker to Pittsburgh, 83-78. Clemson finished the regular season with six more wins than the previous season, and doubled its ACC win total from 2012-13 as well. All-ACC performer K.J. McDaniels led the Tigers with 24 points in the loss to the Panthers, which pushed him over the 500-point mark on the season.

Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)

Record: 13-19, 4-12 ACC

The women’s basketball team ended the 2013-14 season with its second-highest win total in 10 years, and won its first round ACC Tournament game for first time since 2009. The Lady Tigers had a 39-point turnaround against Virginia Tech in just six days, winning by 13 in Greensboro. Academically, Kelly Gramlich was named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic team for the third time in her career. 

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)

The women’s diving team is completing action at the NCAA Zone B Championships on this week in Greensboro, N.C. Six Tiger divers are competing in at least one event at the three-day meet. Three Tigers, Emily Howard, Megan Helwagen and Chelsea Uranaka, will compete at Zones for the second straight season. The other Tigers competing are sophomore Jessica Resler and freshmen Sarah Braun and Danielle Reitsma, who will each compete at the meet for the first time. Juliana Melchionda also qualified for zones but will not compete. Clemson is the host institution for Zone B, which will send nine divers to the NCAA Diving Championships.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMensGolf)

Austin Langdale took medalist honors to lead Clemson to the team championship of the 18-team Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers won the team championship with an 854 score on the par 70 Palmetto Golf Club Course, two shots ahead of ACC rival Virginia. South Carolina finished third at 867, while Georgia State was fourth at 874. Clemson next hits the links on March 22 in Greensboro, Ga.

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)

Women’s golf played 36-holes of makeup golf this weekend, and returns to scheduled action at the Brian’s Creek Invitational in Johns Island, S.C., March 24-25.

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)

The women’s rowing team hosts Syracuse and the Boston University lightweight squads on Lake Hartwell on Saturday at 9 a.m. The Tigers swept Eastern Michigan in their season-opening regatta on March 1. In that meet, the Clemson 1V8, 2V4 and 1N8 boats each recorded first-place finishes. It will be Clemson’s first matchup with Syracuse as a member of the ACC. The two met last season along with three other teams on Lake Hartwell with Clemson finishing first in four of five races in which the two both competed.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)

Record: 14-2, 2-0

The men’s tennis squad opened its ACC schedule with wins over Miami and Florida State. The 22nd-ranked Tigers continue a month-long homestand following spring break with matches against Notre Dame and Boston College on March 21 and 23.

Leading the way in dual matches are Hunter Harrington with a 10-4 record at Court One, and Luke Johnson with a 12-1 dual match mark.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)

Record: 12-3, 5-0 ACC

The women’s tennis team won a pair of road matches this week to improve to 5-0 in ACC play for the first time since 2006. The Tigers won at No. 31 Notre Dame, 5-2, and at unranked Pitt, 7-0. They’ll head to Maryland on Friday before going to West Palm Beach to play North Florida at a neutral site on Sunday. 

Track and Field (@CUTrackandField)

The Tiger women finished eighth and men’s team was 11th at the ACC Indoor Championships this past weekend. Four athletes combined for five All-ACC honors, including a pair of silver medalists. Mimi Land earned multiple all-conference acclaim, taking silver in the triple jump (42’9.5″) and bronze in the high jump (6’0″). She positioned herself for possible bids to the NCAA Indoor Championships after recording personal bests in both. Tevin Hester was runner-up by two one-thousandths of a second in the men’s 60 dash, running 6.63. Torian Ware (high jump) and Whitney Fountain (60) also earned All-ACC honors with podium finishes. The NCAA Indoor Championships are up next, March 14-15 In Albuquerque, N.M.

Volleyball (@ClemsonVB)

The volleyball program opens its spring exhibition schedule this week with a 5 p.m. match against Georgia on Tuesday in Jervey Gym. The program will also play on April 1 at Furman, and will host Furman and Presbyterian College on April 12.