Clemson Women’s Basketball scored a significant upset Thursday evening, taking down the No. 7 Virginia Tech Hokies, 64-59 in Littlejohn Coliseum.
Amari Robinson led four Tigers in double figures with 16 points, followed by 13 from freshman Ruby Whitehorn, 12 from Daish Bradford and 10 by Hannah Hank.
The Tigers dominated on the offensive boards, grabbing 18 offensive rebounds and scoring 19 second-chance points compared to 11 for the Hokies.
Robinson and Whitehorn had nine total rebounds each, while Hank pulled down eight, as the Tigers outrebounded North Carolina State 40 to 32 on the evening.
Clemson shot 40.7% from the floor and only 21.7% from three and 64.7% from the free throw line.
The Hokies were led by 15 points from Cayla King and 14 each from Georgia Amoore and Elizabeth Kitley.
Three Hokies had 6 rebounds, including King and Kitley, who were joined by Taylor Soule.
Virginia Tech shot 37.3% from the field, 32.1% from three and 60.0% from the free-throw line for the game.
Virginia Tech falls to 11-2 on the season and 1-2 in the ACC, while Clemson moved to 10-4 and 1-1 in the ACC.
Clemson Women’s Basketball secured a significant win in their rebuild
It was a huge win for Amanda Butler and the Tigers as the team continues to rebuild.
Once again the Tigers got off to a fast start, building a 26-16 lead after the first quarter and building it to 38-26 at the end of the first half.
The Hokies outscored Clemson 16-10 in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead 48-42 and got as close as 49-47 with 7:52 to go before the Tigers pulled away for the victory.
Clemson has matched last year’s win total in just 14 games on the season as the Tigers finished last season with a 10-21 record.
Next up for Clemson is a game on New Year’s Day against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons against Wake Forest, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum, before traveling to Tallahassee on January 5 for a matchup with the Florida State Seminoles.