This Week in Clemson Athletics
By: Clemson Athletic Communications  
Release:  01/27/2014

UPCOMING EVENTS
(home events BOLD)

Thursday, Jan. 30
6 p.m. - Women's Basketball at Georgia Tech

Friday, Jan. 31
10:30 a.m. - Men's Tennis vs. College of Charleston
4:30 p.m. - Men's Tennis vs. Wofford
All Day - Track and Field hosts Bob Pollock Invitational

Saturday, Feb. 1
All Day - Track and Field hosts Bob Pollock Invitational
12 noon - Diving vs. College of Charleston
12 noon - Women's Tennis at Georgia
3 p.m. - Men's Basketball at Florida State (ESPN2)

Sunday, Feb. 2
10 a.m. - Men's Tennis vs. Winthrop
4 p.m. - Men's Tennis vs. Anderson
2 p.m. - Women's Basketball at Virginia

SPORT UPDATES

Baseball (@CUTigerBaseball)
The team began preseason practice on Saturday in preparation for the season-opener against Eastern Michigan on February 14 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.  Also on Saturday, the team delivered season tickets to Clemson residents.  The annual preseason banquet is February 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Men's Basketball (@ClemsonMBB)
Record: 13-6, 4-3 ACC
The Tigers suffered a pair of road losses to No. 19 Pittsburgh and North Carolina last week. Clemson stays on the road this week with a game at Florida State on Saturday, Feb. 1, before returning home for a tilt against Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 4. K.J. McDaniels led the Tigers in scoring in both games this past week, while adding nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals at UNC. Adonis Filer and Landry Nnoko added 12 points apiece against the Tar Heels.

Women's Basketball (@ClemsonWBB)
Record: 10-11, 2-5 ACC
The women's basketball squad played three games this week, dropping games at home against Wake Forest and on the road at Syracuse before ending on a high note with a 60-52 win over Miami on Sunday. Nikki Dixon scored 59 points on the week (19.3 ppg), and needs just four points to become the 23rd Clemson player to reach 1,000 in her career. Clemson plays at Georgia Tech on Thursday and at Virginia on Sunday this week. 

Diving (@ClemsonDiving)
The women's diving team tied Arkansas, 19-19, on Saturday in Fayetteville. Megan Helwagen qualified for NCAA Zones in the three-meter event with a score of 291.08. She is the second Tiger to qualify in more than one event this season. Emily Howard won the one-meter event with a zones-qualifying score of 271.58. Freshman Danielle Reitsma had another strong outing in just her second collegiate meet. She finished second in the one-meter and fourth in the three-meter event giving her top-five finishes in four of her first five collegiate events. The Tigers return to action on Saturday when they host College of Charleston on Saturday at noon at McHugh Natatorium.

Men's Tennis (@ClemsonMensTenn)
Clemson's Fernando Sala defeated Zach Wilder of Mississippi 6-5, 6-4 at number-six singles in clinching the match and leading #25 Clemson to a 4-2 upset win over #10 Mississippi 4-2 in the ITA Men's Tennis Kickoff Weekend Tournament at the Gillom Sports Center in Oxford, Miss., Sunday. With the victory, Clemson is now 4-1 overall. The Tigers earned a split on the weekend, dropping a hard-fought contest to #22 Illinois on Saturday.  

The win over Ole Miss marked the highest ranked team Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen has defeated during his tenure, which began in the 2009 season, and it was the highest-ranked team that Clemson has defeated since the Tigers beat 10th-ranked Florida State at Clemson on March 2, 2007.

The Tigers return to action with a pair of double-headers this weekend at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center.

Women's Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)
Record: 4-0
The Clemson women's tennis team swept #56 Fresno State and #32 Tennessee by 4-0 margins on Saturday and Sunday, to advance to the ITA Team National Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. The Tigers won both doubles points, with Indonesian natives Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies improving to 10-1 together to highlight play. Senior Yana Koroleva and Gumulya also each earned two straight-set singles wins. The Tigers play at Georgia on Feb. 1 before going to the Round of 16 in Charlottesville Feb. 7-10. 

Track and Field (@CUTrackandField)
The Tiger teams performed well over the weekend in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Cherry & Silver Invitational. Tevin Hester paced the men's team by matching his season-best in the 60-dash with a time of 6.64. Also on the men's side, high jumper Torian Ware cleared seven feet for a second time this season in a third-place effort. For the Clemson women's team, Nia Fluker produced the highest individual finish, a second-place effort in the 600 meters. She also anchored the 4x400 relay to a third-place showing. Mimi Land put together a pair of seventh-place finishes in the long jump and triple jump to lead the women's field event athletes. Clemson returns home to host the Bob Pollock Classic on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.



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