Clemson (6-3) returns to Littlejohn for its fourth consecutive home game when it takes on Rhode Island (5-3) on Saturday, Dec. 8. The game is set to tip-off at 2 p.m. and can be streamed on ACC Network Extra. Fans can also listen to William Qualkinbush and Tori Niemann with the radio call on Clemson Tigers Network.
Saturday’s game is the first ever meeting between Clemson and Rhode Island. The Tigers have struggled in past years when facing Atlantic 10 opponents, posting a 7-12 overall record. While Clemson has never faced Rhode Island, head coach Amanda Butler squared off with the Rams twice at while at Charlotte, splitting the series 1-1.
Clemson tallied its fifth consecutive home victory on Wednesday night, downing High Point 83-64. Five different Tigers tallied double-digit outings, led by junior Kobi Thornton, who notched 21 points and 10 rebounds for her 12th career double-double. As a team, Clemson shot 49 percent from the field, the highest shooting percentage for the Tigers since Jan. 10, 2016 when they shot 50 percent against Miami.
Rhode Island enters the game with a 5-3 overall record, most recently falling to No. 19 Kentucky, 75-52. The loss to Kentucky is the only blemish on the Rams’ record over the last five games. Redshirt junior Elemy Colome paces the Rams this season, averaging 14.1 points per game. Junior Nicole Jorgensen holds court on the defensive side of the ball with 8.1 rebounds per outing.