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Dec 31, 2023

Tigers Fall to No. 24 North Carolina

FINAL SCORE: Clemson 76, North Carolina 82

RECORDS: Clemson (8-6, 1-1) North Carolina (9-4, 1-0)

CLEMSON LEADERS: Amari Robinson 21 points (8-11 FG, 1-2 3FG), Dayshanette Harris 19 points (7-15 FG)


  • Mackenzie Kramer made her first career start for the Tigers
  • Eno Inyang sets a season-high record with 10 points 
  • Amari Robinson, Dayshanette Harris, Ruby Whitehorn, and Inyang score double-digit points
  • Whitehorn records at least 14 points for the third consecutive game 
  • MaKayla Elmore tied her career high for eleven rebounds
  • Clemson scores a season-high 27 points in the fourth quarter 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Clemson Tigers Women’s Basketball Team (8-5, 1-1) fell short to the No. 24 North Carolina Tarheels (9-4, 1-0) on Sunday afternoon in Carmichael Arena, 76-82. Four different Tigers tallied double-digit points, with Amari Robinson, Dayshanette Harris, Ruby Whitehorn and Eno Inyang scoring 21, 19, 14, and 10, respectively. 

Whitehorn opened up scoring for the Tigers as she made a step-back shot from beyond the arc. Inyang closed out the opening quarter on a 6-0 run to cut into the Tarheels’ lead after hitting two free throws and making clutch layups in the paint, thanks to assists by MaKayla Elmore and Madi Ott. 

Within the opening minutes of the second quarter, Clemson went on another 10-0 run to give the Tigers its first lead; Inyang gave the Tigers the lead with an assist from Whitehorn. Harris went on her own 5-0 run with a pair of layups and a free throw. The Tigers and Tarheels traded baskets to close out the half, 34-35. 

Danielle Rauch knocked down a three-point shot just seconds before the shot clock expired to open up the second half for Clemson. The Tigers’ defense forced three turnovers in the third quarter alone due to a steal by Inyang. Despite North Carolina leading by eight points heading into the final quarter of play, a 5-0 Clemson run within the opening four minutes brought  Clemson within a possession. The Tigers battled until the end as they traded baskets but ultimately fell short. 


UP NEXT: Clemson returns home to face the Florida State Seminoles on Sunday, January 7; tipoff is slated for 4:00 p.m. 


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