The Tigers continue their seven-game homestand with a Sunday matinee against the Belmont Bruins to kickoff the month of December. Tipoff between Clemson and Belmont is slated for 2 p.m. with the game airing on ACC Network Extra. The game can also be heard on Clemson Tigers Network (105.5 FM).
This will be just the second meeting between the two schools in program history, with the only other contest coming in 2005. The teams met on Nov. 25 in Memphis for the Lady Tiger Thanksgiving Classic. Belmont emerged victorious, 85-62, as Bruins player Jenny Conkle went 7-of-12 from 3-point range.
Clemson remained undefeated at home this season after downing Illinois 69-67 in an overtime thriller on Wednesday. It was the Tigers’ eighth appearance in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge and, with the win, Clemson now sits at 4-4 all-time in Challenge games. Tylar Bennett was a rock on defense for the Tigers, hauling in 17 rebounds (4 offensive, 13 defensive), becoming the first Tiger to record 15+ rebounds since Aliyah Collier (17) did so on Feb. 11, 2016. Bennett also notched 11 points to post her first career double-double.
An NCAA Tournament team a season ago, Belmont enters Sunday’s contest with a 4-2 overall mark, most recently falling 69-78 to Toledo. Junior Ellie Harmeyer posted a career outing for the Bruins, pouring in 26 points on 10-of-21 shooting, but the Rockets pulled away in the final quarter. The Bruins are led in scoring by Darby Maggard, who is averaging 16.7 points per game and is shooting 44 percent from the 3-point arc.