2014-15 Women’s Basketball Schedule Announced


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Audra Smith will have 9 true freshmen to work with this year.
Audra Smith will have 9 true freshmen to work with this year.

CLEMSON, S.C. - Twelve NCAA Tournament participants from a season ago highlight Clemson’s 30-game 2014-15 women’s basketball regular-season schedule, released Tuesday. The Tigers play three of the nation’s top-seven ranked teams from last season in Littlejohn Coliseum, which is scheduled to undergo a significant renovation following the season.

Head Coach Audra Smith begins her second season in Clemson with a team that includes ten newcomers, nine of whom are true freshmen. Just four letterwinners return in seniors Nikki Dixon and Chelsea Lindsay, junior Nyilah Jamison-Myers and sophomore Paige Mosley.

“This is one of the most challenging schedules from top-to-bottom that I’ve had as a head coach,” said Smith. “Fourteen of our opponents went to either the NCAA Tournament or WNIT last season, and our young team will get early tests in trips to South Carolina and in the Virgin Islands. The ACC is the premier conference in the nation, and there are no days off in league. My staff and I are excited to lead this young group of women, and we are excited that our fans will be able to watch top-shelf women’s basketball all season.”

Rock the ‘John unofficially opens the season on Oct. 10 before exhibitions on Nov. 2 and Nov. 8. The season-opener comes on Nov. 14 against UNCG, who is coached by one of Smith’s former players, Wendy Palmer. The Tigers will also make a trip to South Carolina on Nov. 20, to play Smith’s college teammate, Dawn Staley.

The Tigers head to the Virgin Islands during Thanksgiving for matchups with Ohio State and NCAA-participants Florida Gulf Coast and Wichita State. After a trip to another NCAA participant in Middle Tennessee, the Tigers open a six-game homestand from Dec. 6 through their first league game on Jan. 2 against Virginia Tech. Hall of Fame Coach, Jim Davis, who led the Clemson program from 1987-2005, will bring his Tennessee Tech team into Littlejohn on Dec. 6.

Elite Eight performer UNC (Jan. 18) and National Runner Up Notre Dame (Jan. 24) are in town on back-to-back weekends in January, and the ACC’s newest member, Louisville, visits on Feb. 12.

Season tickets are on sale for $45 for adults and $35 for senior citizens and youth. A family pack, which includes two adult and two youth tickets for every home game, is only $99.

2014-15 SCHEDULE

Date Day Opponent Time
Nov. 2 Sun. Queens University (Exh.) 2 p.m.
Nov. 8 Sat. Georgia Coll. & State (Exh.) 2 p.m.
Nov. 14 Fri. UNCG 12 p.m.
Nov. 16 Sun. Troy 2 p.m.
Nov. 20 Thu. at South Carolina TBD
Nov. 23 Sun. Furman 2 p.m.
Nov. 27 Thu. ^ vs. Ohio State 1:15 p.m.
Nov. 28 Fri. ^ vs. Florida Gulf Coast 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 29 Sat. ^ vs. Wichita State 1:15 p.m.
Dec. 3 Wed. at MTSU TBD
Dec. 6 Sat. Tennessee Tech 6 p.m.
Dec. 13 Sat. North Dakota 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 Fri. Longwood 7 p.m.
Dec. 21 Sun. SC State 2 p.m.
Dec. 29 Mon. NJIT 7 p.m.
Jan. 2 Fri. * Virginia Tech 7 p.m.
Jan. 4 Sun. * at Georgia Tech 2 p.m.
Jan. 8 Thu. * Florida State 7 p.m.
Jan. 10 Sat. * at NC State TBD
Jan. 15 Thu. * at Miami 7 p.m.
Jan. 18 Sun. * North Carolina 2 p.m.
Jan. 24 Sat. * Notre Dame 5 p.m.
Jan. 29 Thu, * at Wake Forest 7 p.m.
Feb. 1 Sun. * Virginia 2 p.m.
Feb. 5 Thu. * at Boston College 7 p.m.
Feb. 8 Sun. * at Duke 2 p.m.
Feb. 12 Thu. * Louisville 7 p.m.
Feb. 19 Thu. * at Florida State 7 p.m.
Feb. 22 Sun. * Georgia Tech 2 p.m.
Feb. 26 Thu. * Syracuse 7 p.m.
Mar. 1 Sun. * at Pittsburgh 2 p.m.
Mar. 4-8 Wed.-Sun. ACC Tournament TBD
Notes: All times Eastern; * ACC Game; ^Paradise Jam, St. Thomas, USVI

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