Clemson to Play NC State in ACC Tournament First Round

CLEMSON, SC March 3, 2013 – The Clemson women’s basketball team will play NC State (15-15, 7-11 ACC) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at 2:00 pm, the league announced Sunday. Clemson (9-20, 5-13 ACC) will enter the tournament as the ninth-seed, their highest seed since the 2007-08 season.

Head Coach Itoro Coleman will preview the matchup on the 2013 ACC Women’s Basketball Pre-Tournament Teleconference at 10:10 am on Tuesday.

Itoro Coleman - Head Coach

Itoro Coleman – Head Coach
Clemson Tigers women’s basketball

The Lady Tigers finished tied for ninth in the ACC standings with Boston College and Wake Forest, but earned the ninth seed by virtue of a combined 2-1 mark against the two, and a head-to-head win over Wake Forest in their only meeting.

Clemson has played NC State twice this season, including earlier in the day on Sunday, when the Wolfpack prevailed, 63-47, in Littlejohn. NC State also won the meeting in Raleigh in early February.

Clemson and NC State have a long history in the ACC Tournament, meeting 16 previous times. The Wolfpack hold an 11-5 ledger in games played in the ACC Tournament, with the most recent meeting coming in 2010, a 59-54 win in Greensboro.

Ironically, the last time Clemson was a No. 9 seed in 2008, they matched up with No. 8 seed NC State in the first round, and knocked off the Wolfpack, 65-60, in overtime.

NC State does hold a 51-30 lead in the all-time series, and the 81 meetings are the most between Clemson and any other opponent in program history.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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