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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics


Wednesday, Jan. 289 p.m. – Men’s Basketball at NC State (ACC Network)Thursday, Jan. 297 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at Wake Forest (RSN – Fox Sports South)Friday, Jan. 30All Day – Track and Field at Armory Collegiate Invitational (New York, N.Y.)4 p.m. – Diving at Shamrock Invitational (South Bend, Ind.)Saturday, Jan. 31All Day – Track and Field at Armory Collegiate Invitational (New York, N.Y.)12 noon – Diving at Shamrock Invitational (South Bend, Ind.)12 noon – Men’s Basketball vs. Boston College (RSN – Fox Sports South)1 p.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Georgia1 p.m. – Diving at James Madison3 p.m. – Men’s Tennis at South CarolinaSunday, Feb. 11 p.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. South Carolina2 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. Virginia


Men’s Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)Record: 11-8, 3-4 ACCThe Tigers rebounded from a narrow loss to Florida State to post a 59-57 win over Wake Forest in thrilling fashion Saturday. Clemson rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half, its largest overcome in four seasons at home. With the game tied at 57, Josh Smith followed Rod Hall’s game-winning layup attempt with a putback that fell with 0.5 seconds left. Donte Grantham led all Tigers with 13 points, while Jordan Roper added 12. Smith finished with six points and eight rebounds. Next up, the Tigers face NC State in Raleigh at 9 p.m. On Wednesday, before returning home to host Boston College on Saturday at noon. The game will serve as the program’s alumni reunion weekend, where the 1979-80 (Elite Eight) and 1989-90 (ACC regular season champion) teams will be honored.

Women’s Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)Record: 9-11, 1-6 ACCNikki Dixon moved alone into 9th place in Clemson history in scoring with 15 points in a 74-36 loss to No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday. Dixon, who has accumulated 1,451 points in her career, was Clemson’s only double-figure scorer in the game, and has led the Tigers offensively in all seven ACC contests. Clemson plays at Wake Forest on Thursday at 7 p.m. in a matchup televised by RSN, before returning home to take on Head Coach Audra Smith’s alma mater, UVa, Sunday at 2 p.m. on IPTAY Day.

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)Record: 4-1The Clemson diving team split a pair of dual meets on the road over the weekend, falling to South Carolina on Friday, 31-7, before defeating College of Charleston on Saturday, 32-6. Junior Megan Helwagen led the Tigers against the Gamecocks, posting NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events, including a season-best score of 302.18 in the three-meter. Against the Cougars, sophomore Danielle Reitsma won the one one-meter and sophomore Sarah Braun claimed the three-meter. For the weekend, five different Tigers recorded qualifying scores a total of 10 times. Clemson returns to action this weekend, as part of the squad travels to Notre Dame for the Shamrock Invitational on Jan. 30-31, while the remainder of the team heads to Harrisonburg, Va., for a dual meet against James Madison on Jan. 31.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 2-2The 22nd-ranked Clemson men’s tennis team dropped a pair of matches to top-25 opponents at the ITA Kickoff Event in Durham, N.C., last week. The Tigers met No. 23 Memphis on Friday, falling 4-2. Senior Hunter Harrington and junior Austin Ansari won their singles matches at flight one and three, respectively. On Saturday, Clemson faced No. 18 Wake Forest, and fell 4-1. The Tigers won the doubles point against the Demon Deacons with wins by Harrington and Alejandro Augusto at flight one and Ansari and Luke Johnson at flight three. Clemson heads to Columbia to face South Carolina, ranked 29th according to last week’s ITA poll, on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. 

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)Record: 2-0The 14th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team started the spring season 2-0 after hosting four teams for the ITA Kickoff Weekend Jan. 24-25. The Tigers defeated Winthrop 6-1 on Saturday in the opening round and advanced to the championship match against Purdue on Sunday, defeating the Boilermakers 5-0. The duo of Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies, ranked second nationally, won both of their flight one doubles matches to move to 14-1 on the season. Senior Romy Koelzer, ranked 85th nationally, won both her singles matches at flight one to pace the Tigers. Clemson plays at home for the third consecutive weekend when the Tigers host #10 Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. and #23 South Carolina on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center.

Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)The men’s and women’s teams combined to post 12 individual victories and three relay wins this past weekend at the Bob Pollock Invitational. Several Tigers produced personal bests, including Myasia Jacobs (60 dash) and Iana Amsterdam (triple jump) in winning efforts. Jacobs ran 7.35 to produce the ACC’s top time this season, while Amsterdam led a 1-2-3 finish for Clemson in the event with a leap of 42-5.25, a top-10 mark in school history. The teams travel to New York City this weekend to compete in the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational.