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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics


Tuesday, Jan. 138 p.m. – Men’s Basketball at Virginia – ACC NetworkThursday, Jan. 157 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at MiamiFriday, Jan. 16All Day – Track and Field at Virginia Tech InvitationalSaturday, Jan. 17All Day – Track and Field at Virginia Tech InvitationalAll Day – Women’s Tennis hosts Duckworth Winter Classic10 a.m. – Men’s Tennis vs. Winthrop (Davidson, N.C.)3 p.m. – Men’s Tennis at Davidson4 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs. Syracuse – ACC NetworkSunday, Jan. 18All Day – Women’s Tennis hosts Duckworth Winter Classic2 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. North Carolina (TigerCast)Monday, Jan. 199 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs. Florida State (ESPNU)


Men’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)Record: 9-6, 1-2 ACCThe Tigers split a pair of road games last week, falling 58-52 to No. 5 Louisville on Wednesday before earning their first ACC victory at Pittsburgh on Saturday, 71-62. The win over the Panthers was only the 28th by any opponent at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center since the facility opened in 2002. Clemson owned a +17 rebound margin in the game, largest against a Pitt team in 15 years. Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with 18 points, while the Tiger bench outscored the Panther reserves 23-7. Clemson stays on the road with a matchup at No. 2 Virginia on Tuesday at 8 p.m., before returning home to host Syracuse on Saturday at 4 p.m. Both games will be televised by the ACC Network.

Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)Record: 9-8, 1-3The women’s basketball team had its 9-game home winning streak snapped by No. 22 Florida State on Thursday, and then fell at NC State on Saturday in last week’s action. The nine-win home streak to start a year was the sixth best in school history and best since 1997-98. Nikki Dixon scored 32 total points this week to move into a tie for 11th on the all-time scoring list with Itoro Umoh with 1,409 points. The Tigers play at Miami on Thursday before welcoming a top-15 North Carolina team on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)Record: 3-0Sophomore Danielle Reitsma finished 10th in the platform last Monday to conclude competition at the Tennessee Diving Invitational in Knoxville. Reitsma was also the Tigers’ top performer in the three-meter event, while sophomore Sarah Braun led the team in the one-meter, advancing to the finals and finishing 12th overall. Clemson returns to action with two dual meets on two consecutive days – at South Carolina on Friday, Jan. 23 and at College of Charleston on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)The Clemson men’s tennis team opens the 2015 spring season with a double header in Davidson, N.C. on Saturday, Jan. 17. The Tigers face Winthrop at 10 a.m. and Davidson at 3 p.m. on the Wildcats’ campus. Clemson is ranked 24th according to the ITA preseason poll released on Jan. 6. Senior Hunter Harrington is ranked 69th in singles (seventh in the Carolina Region), while he and fellow senior Alejandro Augusto are listed 60th nationally in doubles, and second in the Carolina Region rankings.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)The Clemson women’s tennis team hosts Charleston Southern and Kennesaw State for the Duckworth Winter Classic this Saturday, Jan. 17 and Sunday, Jan. 18. Play begins both days at 8:30 a.m. in the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. The Tigers are ranked 13th in the nation in the preseason poll released by the ITA on Jan. 6. Junior Joana Eidukonyte, who was unranked entering the fall season, is 27th in singles after an 11-2 fall slate, which included wins over several highly-ranked opponents. Senior Romy Koelzer is 85th in singles. Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies are ranked second in the nation in doubles after winning the ITA All-American title and reaching the semifinals of the ITA Indoor Championships during the fall season.

Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)The Tigers began the 2015 indoor season in fine fashion Saturday by hosting the Orange & Purple Classic. In all, the Tigers accounted for seven victories across men’s and women’s track & field. Tevin Hester (6.64) and Myasia Jacobs (7.42) won the men’s and women’s 60, respectively, with times that rank among the nation’s top six early in the season. Mimi Land also won the high jump with a top-15 mark nationally (5-10). The two teams return to action Friday and Saturday at the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg. Also last week, redshirt senior Natoya Goule was named to the preseason watch list for The Bowerman, given to the nation’s top collegiate track athlete.