Good morning Tiger Family! Here is today’s Clemson Tigers News.
This is a big day for Clemson athletics. Both basketball teams play, both soccer teams will continue their journey in the NCAA tournaments, and volleyball is nearing the end of their regular season.
Clemson Men’s Basketball vs Boise State: 1:00 PM at Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson Volleyball at Duke: 1:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina
Clemson Women’s Soccer vs Georgia: 2:00 PM at Historic Riggs Field – NCAA Quarterfinals
Clemson Women’s Basketball vs Longwood: 3:30 PM at Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson Men’s Soccer vs Charlotte: 6:30 PM at Historic Riggs Field – NCAA Tournament Second Round
Clemson overcomes early deficit to defeat North Carolina
For the second time in two weeks, the Tigers decided to try a fake punt. For the second time in two weeks, it failed, and Clemson shortly found themselves trailing early 7-0.
The Tigers overcame that disadvantage against Georgia Tech and won big. They faced a stronger foe in the North Carolina Tar Heels Saturday, but they rose up to the occasion again.
Clemson was victorious against Drake May and UNC 31-20 in Death Valley to extend their current winning streak to three games.
Maye started out hot, but Nate Wiggins changed the momentum of the contest with an incredible hustle play.
It appeared the Tar Heels would score on a long rushing touchdown, but Wiggins chased the back down from behind and forced a fumble.
The ball trickled out of bounds in the end zone, giving Clemson possession.
The Tigers then scored 21 unanswered points, giving them the margin they needed to stay ahead of Maye and the Tar Heel offense.
Will Shipley had 126 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.
Ship also had two receptions for 53 yards. Troy Stellato and Tyler Brown both brought in six receptions. Jake Briningstool continued his resurgence in the latter half of the season with a touchdown on three receptions.
Defensively, Jeremiah Trotter continued his hot streak with 11 tackles and a sack. TJ Parker, Ruke Orhorhoro, and Khalil Barnes were also able to bring down Maye for sacks.
Next up for the Tigers is their archrival, the South Carolina Gamecocks, next Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina.
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