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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics


Wednesday, Nov. 207 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. South Carolina (TigerCast)Scout Night – All scouts (boy and girl) and troop leaders in uniform will receive free admission

Thursday, Nov. 217 p.m. – Men’s Soccer at Elon – NCAA Tournament First Round8 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs. Temple (Charleston Classic, Charleston, S.C.) (ESPN3)

Friday, Nov. 227 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Syracuse (ESPN3)Youth Night – First 250 kids receive a “Point Tigers” foam finger; kids are invited for pre-game rally lines to high-five players; intermission entertainment by the Clemson Elementary jump rope teamTBA – Men’s Basketball at Charleston Classic (ESPN3/ESPNU)Diving at Pittsburgh Invitational and at Georgia Tech Invitational

Saturday, Nov. 2312 p.m. – Football vs. Citadel (ESPN3)Military Appreciation Day/Purple Out/Senior Day6 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Boston College (TigerCast)Senior DayDiving at Pittsburgh Invitational and at Georgia Tech Invitational

Sunday, Nov. 242 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at South Florida (Tampa)Diving at Pittsburgh Invitational and at Georgia Tech InvitationalTBA – Men’s Basketball at Charleston Classic (ESPN3/ESPNU)


Men’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)Record: 3-0The Tigers went 2-0 last week, capped by a 71-57 Sunday victory over archrival South Carolina. K.J. McDaniels posted career highs in both points (21) and rebounds (10) while blocking seven shots to lead the way against the Gamecocks. The Tigers return to action on Thursday, Nov. 21 against Temple in the opening round of the Charleston Classic. The game tips off at 8 p.m., and will be streamed live on ESPN3. The tournament runs Thursday, Friday and Sunday at TD Arena.

Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)Record: 1-2The women’s basketball team lost its only game this week on Sunday against Cal State Northridge. Nikki Dixon had 23 points off the bench to lead Clemson offensively. The Tigers take on South Carolina at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and will travel to Tampa to take on USF on Sunday. 

Cross Country (@CUTrackandField)The men’s and women’s seasons came to a close on Friday at the NCAA Southeast Regionals. The Tiger women’s team finished in 18th place and the men were 19th. Roland Hakes was the top individual performer for either team, recording a 49th-place effort out of over 200 competitors.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)The women’s diving team will split the squad and travel to the Georgia Tech Invitational and Pittsburgh Invitational this weekend. Last season, Clemson competed in the Georgia Tech Invitational and Juliana Melchionda recorded the highest Clemson scores in the one-meter and three-meter events at the meet. Jessica Resler was the top Tiger scorer in the platform event. This season, the Tigers are led by Emily Howard, who has already qualified for NCAA Zones in both the one-meter and three-meter events.

Football (@ClemsonFB)Record: 9-1, 7-1 ACCClemson defeated Georgia Tech 55-31 to close its ACC schedule with a 7-1 record. The win gave Clemson seven league wins in consecutive seasons for the first time in history. Clemson enters the final home game with The Citadel ranked seventh in the BCS Standings, seventh in the Associated Press Poll and sixth in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. It is the 13th consecutive week Clemson has been ranked in the top 10, the longest streak in school history.

Tajh Boyd threw for 340 yards and rushed for 43 to become the first quarterback in ACC history to throw for 10,000 yards and rush for 1000 in a career. He had four touchdown passes in the game to become the ACC’s career leader in that category as well. He now has 97, two more than former NC State quarterback Philip Rivers.

Receiver Martavis Bryant had a career game with five catches for 176 yards, the fifth most receiving yards in a game in school history.  Sammy Watkins had two touchdown receptions and 104 receiving yards as well.

A win over The Citadel will give Clemson double figures in wins for the third straight year, the first time the program has done that since 1987-90. 

Saturday’s game will be the final home game for Clemson’s senior class, which has a 36-14 record for the last four years.

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMensSoc)Record: 11-7-2, 5-4-2 ACCThe men’s soccer program earned its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2006, and will open tournament play Thursday evening at Elon.

Last week, the Tigers clamed a thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind victory over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on campus Tuesday night. After falling behind just 29 seconds into the contest, the Tigers evened the score on a T.J. Casner goal with 15 minutes remaining. Eight minutes later, Kyle Fisher headed home a Thomas McNamara corner to give Clemson the lead.

In the tournament semifinals, Clemson dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to eventual tourney champions Maryland.

McNamara, named to the All-Tournament Team, also claimed first-team all-ACC honors earlier in the week. He is the first Tiger named first-team since Dane Richards in 2006. The Tigers’ Jack Metcalf and Kyle Fisher were both named to the third team.

Volleyball (@ClemsonVB)Record: 13-14, 7-9 ACCThe Clemson volleyball team downed Wake Forest in a thrilling five-set match in Winston-Salem on Sunday to earn a split for the week. Hannah Brenner registered her second triple-double of the season and became the first setter in school history to record more than one in a career. Freshman Leah Perri added a career-high 20 kills in the match. The Tigers play Syracuse and Boston College in Jervey Gym on Friday and Saturday to close out their 2013 home slate.