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Mar 12, 2023

Tigers Selected for 2023 WNIT

WNIT Release

Clemson, S.C. – The 2022-23 season continues for Clemson women’s basketball, as the Tigers were selected for the 2023 Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT), it was announced on Sunday evening. Clemson will find out its opponent and game site on Monday.

The Tigers received an at-large berth into the WNIT after posting a 17-15 overall record and 7-11 record in the ACC. The Tigers, currently 58th in the NET rankings, earned wins over NCAA Tournament participants Florida State, Gardner-Webb, and ACC Tournament Champion and NCAA no. 1-seed Virginia Tech en route to their WNIT appearance.

Second-team All-ACC performer Amari Robinson leads the Tigers into the postseason, averaging 13.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. All-ACC Freshman Team member Ruby Whitehorn is third on the team in scoring at 9.8 points per game with 4.6 rebounds per game. This will also be the final postseason appearance for Tiger senior Hannah Hank and graduate student Brie Perpignan.

This marks the third time in school history the Tigers have participated in the WNIT and second time in three seasons. Most recently, Clemson appeared in the 2021 WNIT advancing to the Regional Semifinals after defeating Ohio, 65-60. In Clemson’s first WNIT appearance (2004), the Tigers played Charlotte and 49ers Associate Head Coach Amanda Butler.

Monday’s selection is the eighth time in her head coaching career Butler has guided a team to a postseason WNIT appearance (Charlotte – 2005-’06, ’06-’07; Florida – 2007-’08, 2009-’10, 2010-’11, 2012-’13; Clemson, 2020-‘21) and is the third time in four available postseasons with Clemson she has taken the Tigers to a postseason tournament.

The 2023 Postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament will feature 64 teams in a single-elimination championship format in its 24th year. The WNIT fulfills berths for 32 automatic teams and 32 teams selected at-large.

The official bracket with matchups and game times is set to be announced on Monday morning. If the Tigers are selected to host, ticket information will follow.