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Dec 01, 2021

WBB Hoops Central: Clemson vs. Northwestern

Clemson (4-2) 🆚 Northwestern (4-3)

📍 Venue: Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, S.C.

🕗 Tipoff: Thursday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

📺 Watch: ACCN (Beth Mowins & Christy Thomaskutty)

📻 Radio: Clemson Athletics Network (William Qualkinbush, Sarah-Jo Lawrence)

📊 Stats: Live Stats

🎟 Tickets: Free admission for regular-season home games


Clemson: Roster | Schedule | Game Notes (PDF)

Northwestern: Roster | Schedule | Game Notes (PDF)



  • The Clemson Tigers will welcome the Wildcats of Northwestern to campus on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m as part of the B1G/ACC Challenge in a game that will be live on the ACCN.
  • Clemson comes into the game 4-2 following an 83-59 home win over Mount St. Mary’s, a game where freshman Eno Inyang scored a season-high 20 points and added nine rebounds. The Tigers outscored The Mount 30-7 in the first quarter to set the stage for the win over Mount St. Mary’s. The 30 points were the most points Clemson has scored in the first quarter since the NCAA moved to the quarter format for women’s basketball in 2015-16.  
  • Delicia Washington scored in double figures for the fifth game of the season with 17 points and NuNu Bradford went 6-for-7 from the floor to score 14 points in the win. 
  • Northwestern comes into the game with a 4-3 record and coming off a 68-77 loss to Texas A&M. The Wildcats are was led by Veronica Burton who is averaging 17.4 ppg and 5.7 assists per game and Courtney Shaw who is averaging a double-double with 11.4 ppg and 10.1 rpg. 
  • This will be the fourth meeting all-time between the Tigers and Northwestern with Clemson holding a 2-1 lead in the series. This will be the two teams’ third meeting in the B1G/ACC Challenge.
  • Washington leads Clemson in points (15.5), rebounds (7.7), and assists (2.6) coming into the game on Thursday. 
  • Clemson scored 31 points in the second quarter against Columbia and that was the most in any quarter since moving to the quarter format back in 2015. 
  • Clemson has scored 220 points in the paint, 119 points off their opponents’ turnovers, and 75 fast-break points at this point in the season. 


  • Clemson is 13-14 all-time against teams from the Big Ten, including just one meeting against Maryland since joining the Big Ten on July 1, 2014. 
  • The game against Northwestern will be the second game this season against a team from the Big Ten, having faced Penn State on Nov. 21. The Tigers won that game 67-64. 


  • This year will mark the 10th year that the Tigers have taken part in the B1G/ACC Challenge and hold a 4-5 record in the challenge. 
  • The Tigers didn’t play in the challenge in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 
  • The ACC owns a 9-1-3 all-time advantage in the Challenge, headlined by three outright titles in the last four years the event has been held. Additionally, the ACC stands a collective 94-70 against the Big Ten in the Challenge. 
  • Yearly Opponent and Results 
    • 2007 – Michigan State L, 51-68 
    • 2008 – Northwestern W, 78-75 (OT) 
    • 2009 – Northwestern W, 69-68 
    • 2010 – Indiana L, 51-65 
    • 2011 – Illinois L, 50-61 
    • 2012 – Indiana L, 49-52 
    • 2017 – Nebraska W, 67-66 
    • 2018 – Illinois W, 69-67 (OT) 
    • 2019 – Iowa L, 60-74


  • The ACC, Big Ten, and Pac-12 announced a joint initiative entitled “Teammates for Mental Health,” designed to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and wellness among their more than 27,000 student-athletes. 
  • This initiative builds upon the work all three conferences continue to dedicate toward mental health, including the creation of dedicated task forces and cabinets comprised of mental health professionals on campuses at the 41 world-class institutions that comprise the ACC, Big Ten, and Pac-12. 
  • The Alliance’s Teammates for Mental Health initiative includes a public service announcement (PSA) featuring women’s and men’s basketball head coaches and the commissioners from all three conferences. The 30-second PSA will air on ESPN, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, and Pac-12 Network, as well as on conference-owned digital and social media channels. 


  • Beth Mowins (play-by-play) and Christy Thomaskutty (analyst) will be on the call of the ACCN broadcast. 
  • All games included in the ESPN package (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ACCN, ACCNX) will be available through ESPN, accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the ESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 or Xbox One to fans who receive their video subscriptions from an affiliated provider.
  • The contest can also be heard on the Clemson Athletic Network radio stations and audio stream, with William Qualkinbush and Sarah-Jo Lawrence calling the action. 
  • Airtime for games on the Clemson Athletics Network occurs 30 minutes before tipoff. 


  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. 
  • Parking lots will open two hours before tipoff. 
  • The seating bowls will be at 100% capacity. 
  • The clear bag policy is in effect. Fans are reminded to keep phones and keys in their pockets, as they proceed through the metal detectors. 
  • For the general public, face coverings are recommended but not required in all areas of Littlejohn Coliseum. 
  • Fans should be considerate of others and utilize proper cheering etiquette. Screaming, hugging, and high-fiving may not be welcomed physical interactions amongst strangers this season. Guests should be aware of their surroundings and the safety of others.