Clemson Tigers women's basketball

The Clemson Tigers women's basketball team represents Clemson University in women's college basketball competition. The Tigers compete in NCAA Division I as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Clemson won the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament in 1996 and 1999, and won the ACC regular season title in 1981. They are coached by Amanda Butler, entering her first year.[2]

Clemson Tigers
2019–20 Clemson Tigers women's basketball team
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UniversityClemson University
First season1975–76
All-time record697–577
Head coachAmanda Butler (2nd season)
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
LocationClemson, South Carolina
ArenaLittlejohn Coliseum
(Capacity: 9,000)
NicknameTigers
ColorsOrange and Regalia[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Home
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Away jersey
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Away
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NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1991
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1989, 1990, 1991, 1999
NCAA Tournament Second round
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2019
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2019
AIAW Tournament Appearances
1981
Conference Tournament Champions
1996, 1999
Conference Regular Season Champions
1981

Team historyEdit

Clemson began sponsoring a women's basketball team in the 1975–76 season. After winning the ACC regular season championship in 1980–81, the Tigers were invited to the inaugural NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship in 1982. In total, Clemson has participated in 15 NCAA Tournaments. The Tigers won two ACC Women's Basketball Tournaments in 1996 and 1999, under coach Jim Davis.

AwardsEdit

Coaching historyEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

  • Head coach: Amanda Butler
  • Assistant coach: Shimmy Gray-Miller
  • Assistant coach: Joy Cheek
  • Assistant coach: Daniel Barber
  • Director of Basketball Operations: Shellie Greenman

Year by year resultsEdit

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [8]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Mary King (Independent) (1975–1976)
1975-76 Mary King 14–11 AIAW Region II
Mary King: 14–11
Annie Tribble (Independent, ACC) (1976–1987)
1976-77 Annie Tribble 22–9 AIAW Region II
Atlantic Coast Conference
1977-78 Annie Tribble 21–11 4–4 4th AIAW Regional
1978-79 Annie Tribble 20–10 6–2 3rd AIAW Region II
1979-80 Annie Tribble 24–12 6–3 3rd NWIT Seventh Place
1980-81 Annie Tribble 23–8 6–1 1st AIAW First Round 20
1981-82 Annie Tribble 20–12 6–3 4th NCAA First Round
1982-83 Annie Tribble 12–17 5–8 5th
1983-84 Annie Tribble 21–10 9–5 T-3rd NWIT Third Place
1984-85 Annie Tribble 18–9 8–6 4th
1985-86 Annie Tribble 12–16 4–10 T-6th
1986-87 Annie Tribble 7–21 3–11 T-7th
Annie Tribble: 200–135 57–53
Jim Davis (ACC) (1987–2005)
1987-88 Jim Davis 21–9 8–6 4th NCAA Second Round (Bye) 20
1988-89 Jim Davis 20–11 9–5 3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 13
1989-90 Jim Davis 22–10 10–4 3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 19
1990-91 Jim Davis 22–11 8–6 4th NCAA Elite Eight 8 21
1991-92 Jim Davis 21–10 9–7 T-3rd NCAA Second Round (Bye) 19 20
1992-93 Jim Davis 19–11 8–8 T-4th NCAA Second Round (Bye)
1993-94 Jim Davis 20–10 11–5 3rd NCAA Second Round 22
1994-95 Jim Davis 21–11 9–7 5th NWIT Fifth Place
1995-96 Jim Davis 23–8 9–7 4th# NCAA Second Round 17 14
1996-97 Jim Davis 19–11 8–8 6th NCAA First Round 25 21
1997-98 Jim Davis 25–8 12–4 T-2nd NCAA Second Round 21 14
1998-99 Jim Davis 26–6 11–5 T-3rd# NCAA Sweet Sixteen 10 10
1999-2000 Jim Davis 19–12 9–7 4th NCAA Second Round
2000-01 Jim Davis 21–10 10–6 2nd NCAA Second Round 22 22
2001-02 Jim Davis 17–12 9–7 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2002-03 Jim Davis 14–15 5–11 7th
2003-04 Jim Davis 17–12 7–9 T-5th WNIT First Round
2004-05 Jim Davis 8–20 2–12 11th
Jim Davis: 355–197 154–124
Cristy McKinney (ACC) (2005–2010)
2005-06 Cristy McKinney 8–21 2–12 T-11th
2006-07 Cristy McKinney 12–18 4–10 9th
2007-08 Cristy McKinney 12–19 4–10 9th
2008-09 Cristy McKinney 14–17 2–12 T-10th
2009-10 Cristy McKinney 13–18 4–10 T-10th
Cristy McKinney: 59–93 16–54
Itoro Coleman (ACC) (2011–2014)
2010-11 Itoro Coleman 10–20 3–11 11th
2011-12 Itoro Coleman 6–22 2–14 T-11th
2012-13 Itoro Coleman 9–21 5–13 T-9th
Itoro Coleman: 25–63 10–38
Audra Smith (ACC) (2013–2018)
2013-14 Audra Smith 13–19 4–12 13th
2014-15 Audra Smith 9–21 1–15 15th
2015-16 Audra Smith 4–24 0–15 15th
2016-17 Audra Smith 15–16 3–13 13th
2017-18 Audra Smith 11–19 1–15 15th
Audra Smith: 52–99 9–70
Amanda Butler (ACC) (2018–present)
2018–19 Amanda Butler 20–13 9–7 7th NCAA Second Round
Amanda Butler: 20–13 9–7
Total: 697–577

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1982 #5 First Round #4 Penn State L 96-75
1988 #5 Second Round #4 James Madison L 70-63
1989 #4 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#5 Georgia
#1 Auburn
W 78-65
L 71-60
1990 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Manhattan
#4 Connecticut
#1 Tennessee
W 79-55
W 61-59
L 80-62
1991 #4 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#5 Providence
#8 James Madison
#3 Connecticut
W 103-91
W 57-55
L 60-57
1992 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Chattanooga
#4 West Virginia
W 76-72
L 73-72
1993 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Xavier
#4 Stephen F. Austin
W 70-64
L 89-78
1994 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 FIU
#1 Tennessee
W 65-64
L 78-66
1996 #3 First Round
Second Round
#14 Austin Peay
#11 Stephen F. Austin
W 79-52
L 93-88
1997 #5 First Round #12 Marquette L 70-66
1998 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Miami (FL)
#3 Louisiana Tech
W 60-49
L 74-52
1999 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Florida A&M
#7 Illinois
#3 Georgia
W 76-45
W 63-51
L 67-54
2000 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 Drake
#1 Connecticut
W 64-50
L 83-45
2001 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Chattanooga
#4 Xavier
W 51-49
L 77-62
2002 #11 First Round #6 Arkansas L 78-66
2019 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 South Dakota
#1 Mississippi State
W 79-66
L 85-61

ReferencesEdit

  • Ufnowski, Amy (ed.). "ACC Women's Basketball 2012–13 Info Guide". Atlantic Coast Conference. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  1. ^ "Clemson Athletics Style Guide". Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Clemson To Change Leadership of Women's Basketball". ClemsonTigers.com. Archived from the original on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  3. ^ a b c ACC 2012–13 Guide, pp. 73
  4. ^ ACC 2012–13 Guide, pp. 162
  5. ^ ACC 2012–13 Guide, pp. 141
  6. ^ ACC 2012–13 Guide, pp. 148
  7. ^ ACC 2012–13 Guide, pp. 137
  8. ^ "Media Guide". Clemson. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013.

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