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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics


Thursday, Nov. 20TBA – Diving at Georgia Tech Invitational7 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at South Carolina (SEC Network/ESPN3) 

Friday, Nov. 21TBA – Diving at Georgia Tech InvitationalTBA – Diving at Pitt Panthers Invitational1:30 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs. Gardner-Webb (US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam) 

Saturday, Nov. 22TBA – Diving at Georgia Tech InvitationalTBA – Diving at Pitt Panthers InvitationalTBA – Men’s Basketball at US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam3:30 p.m. – Football vs. Georgia State (Military Appreciation Day / Purple Out) 

Sunday, Nov. 23TBA – Men’s Basketball at US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam1 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Wake Forest (Senior Day) – TigerCast2 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. Furman – TigerCast7 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Coastal Carolina or FGCU – NCAA Second Round (ESPNU) 

Monday, Nov. 24TBA – Men’s Basketball at US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam


Men’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)Record: 1-1The Tigers opened the season Friday with an 86-41 victory over Florida A&M, Clemson’s largest margin of victory in an opener since 2007-08. Landry Nnoko’s career-high 15 points led the way, while Rod Hall matched his career-high with 10 assists. On Monday, the Tigers dropped a 77-74 decision to Winthrop as the Eagles made nine three pointers. Nnoko again led the Tigers with a career-high 19 points.The Tigers head to the Virgin Islands to take part in the Paradise Jam from Nov. 21-24. Clemson’s first game in St. Thomas is set for Friday at 1:30 against Gardner-Webb. 

Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)Record: 2-0The women’s basketball team earned the program’s most lopsided opening victory in 16 years and scored 80 or more points in its first two games of a season for the fist time in 20 years with a pair of wins this week over UNCG (80-59) and Troy (82-73). Coach Audra Smith’s squad of ten newcomers and four returners saw four players score in double-figures in each game, with five different freshmen meeting the mark. The Tigers head to Columbia to take on No. 2 South Carolina on Thursday in a game televised by SEC Network before returning home for a Sunday game against Furman.  

Cross Country (@ClemsonTrackXC)The Tigers wrapped up their cross country seasons on Friday. The Clemson men were 16th out of 33 teams at the NCAA Southeast Regionals and were led by Roland Hakes, who placed 49th individually. The women’s team was 17th out of 38 squads and was led by Grace Barnett in 62nd position. 

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)Record: 3-0The Clemson women’s diving program signed three divers for the 2015-16 season, announced Head Coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams on Monday. Sarah Blank (Midland, Texas), Jaya Brown (Fishers, Ind.) and Erin Lee (Huntersville, N.C.) signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Clemson program in the fall of 2015.After a week off from competition, the Tigers return to action this weekend at two invitational meets. The squad will split up, with half of the team competing at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta on Nov. 20-22 and the remainder of the squad traveling to Pittsburgh for the Pitt Panthers Invitational on Nov. 21-23. Clemson is 3-0 in dual meets on the young season, and three divers have already posted NCAA Zone qualifying scores, including junior Megan Helwagen in both the one-meter and three-meter events. 

Football (@ClemsonFB)Record: 7-3, 6-2 ACCThe Tigers dropped a 28-6 decision at Georgia Tech last weekend, falling to 7-3 overall and finishing the ACC campaign at 6-2. The Tigers hung tough defensively, yielding just 117 yards in the opening stanza to one of the nation’s high-powered rushing attacks. Clemson had five tackles for loss and two sacks in the first half alone and trailed 9-3. Offensively, freshman Wayne Gallman produced 82 rushing yards on 14 carries. Deshaun Watson had seven totes for 40 yards on the ground prior to an injury.The Tigers return home to take on Georgia State at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 22. The game has been designated Military Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium. 

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)The Clemson rowing team concluded its fall schedule with the Rivanna Romp against some of the nation’s top competition. In Varsity Eights the Clemson “A” boat recorded the highest finish for the Tigers in the event, an 11th place finish with a time of 14:26.2. The Clemson “B” boat followed close behind, rowing to a 12th place finish and a time of 14:29.4. The Clemson “A” boat highlighted the day for the Tigers in the Varsity Fours, rowing to a fifth place finish with an overall time of 15:37.5. The race was a clean sweep for Virginia who captured the top three spots with the winning time of 15:02.3 coming from Virginia “A”.With the fall portion of the schedule now complete, Clemson will enter winter training. The Tigers return to the water in February to begin the spring. 

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMSoccer)Record: 11-6-3, 5-2-1 ACCCurrent Ranking: #7 seed in NCAA TournamentClemson is coming off its 14th ACC Tournament title, won Sunday in dramatic fashion, 2-1 in double overtime over Louisville at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Senior and Clemson native Ara Amirkhanian scored the golden goal in the 104th minute to give Clemson its first conference championship since 2001. Junior Paul Clowes, who scored the game-tying goal with just three seconds left in regulation against the Cardinals, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Clowes handled the corner kick that led to Amirkhanian’s game-winner in overtime, and also assisted on graduate Bobby Belair’s game-tying goal against No. 2 Notre Dame in the semifinals.The Tigers host a second-round match in the NCAA Tournament at Historic Riggs Field on Sunday. The Tigers learned on Monday afternoon that they are the No. 7 national seed, have a first-round bye, and will face the winner of the Nov. 20 match between Florida Gulf Coast and Coastal Carolina. Sunday’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. 

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)Record: 13-3-3, 6-3-1 ACCCurrent Ranking: #22 NSCAA Coaches’ PollOn Monday, Nov. 10, the Clemson women’s soccer team was selected to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th time in program history, and the first time since 2007. The No. 22 Tigers were selected to play in-state rival South Carolina, a No. 3 seed and ranked No. 18, in Columbia in the first round on Friday, Nov. 14. The game was scoreless for 110 minutes of regulation and two overtime periods before advancing to penalty kicks to decide a winner. Three Tigers converted on penalty kicks, but four Gamecocks converted, and they advanced 4-3. With the tie against South Carolina, Clemson concluded the season 13-3-3, recording 13 wins in a season for the first time since 2002. It was a special season for the program, in which the team won its first game against a ranked opponent since 2007, entered the rankings for the first time since 2007 and finished the nonconference season unbeaten for the first time since 2000. Five Tigers earned All-ACC honors, led by sophomore keeper Kailen Sheridan, who was named to the all-conference first team. 

Volleyball (@ClemsonVB)Record: 18-11 (6-9 ACC)The Clemson volleyball team split two home matches over the weekend, a 3-0 loss to Louisville on Friday and a 3-1 victory over NC State on Sunday. Kristin Faust and Kate Federico posted double-doubles against the Cardinals, as Faust had 17 kills and 13 digs, while Federico posted 34 assists and 16 digs. Faust also led the offense in the win over the Wolfpack, posting 18 kills and adding 14 digs for her second double-double of the weekend. Haleigh Hampton had 11 kills and Beta Dumancic added eight kills and no errors on 12 attempts for a .667 hitting percentage in the match. Karis Watson had seven of the Tigers’ 14 total blocks on Sunday. The Tigers host their final home match next Sunday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. against Wake Forest. The team will honor its five seniors, Niki Collier, Dumancic, Faust, Hampton and Watson, prior to playing their final home game in Jervey Gym.