Clemson Tigers women's basketball

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Clemson Tigers
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University Clemson University
First season1975–76
All-time record697–577
Head coach Amanda Butler (2nd season)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
Location Clemson, South Carolina
Arena Littlejohn Coliseum
(Capacity: 9,000)
Nickname Tigers
ColorsOrange and Regalia [1]
         
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Alternate
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

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 University university in South Carolina, United States

Clemson University is a public, land-grant research university in Clemson, South Carolina. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the second-largest university in student population in South Carolina. For the fall 2017 semester, the university enrolled a total of 19,402 undergraduate students and 4,985 graduate students, and the student/faculty ratio was 18:1. Clemson's 1,400-acre campus is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and sits next to Lake Hartwell. The university manages the nearby 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest that is used for research, education, and recreation.

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Team history

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.

ACC Womens Basketball Tournament

The ACC Women's Basketball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The tournament has been held every year since 1978, several years before the first NCAA championships for women. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship.

James Lee Davis is a retired American college basketball coach. He was most recently the women's head coach at Tennessee Tech.

Awards

Coaching history

Current coaching staff

Amanda Kay Butler is an American college basketball coach and former player. In 2018, Butler was hired as the head coach of the Clemson Tigers women's basketball team. Prior to that, she was the head coach for the Florida Gators women's basketball team and the Charlotte 49ers women's basketball team.

Joy Kristin Cheek is an American former professional women's basketball player in the WNBA and current assistant coach for the Clemson Tigers women's basketball team. Joy was born in Hyattsville, Maryland and attended South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Year by year results

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [8]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseasonCoaches' pollAP poll
Mary King(Independent)(1975–1976)
1975-76Mary King14–11AIAW Region II
Mary King:14–11
Annie Tribble(Independent, ACC)(1976–1987)
1976-77Annie Tribble22–9AIAW Region II
Atlantic Coast Conference
1977-78Annie Tribble21–114–44thAIAW Regional
1978-79Annie Tribble20–106–23rdAIAW Region II
1979-80Annie Tribble24–126–33rdNWIT Seventh Place
1980-81Annie Tribble23–86–11stAIAW First Round20
1981-82Annie Tribble20–126–34thNCAA First Round
1982-83Annie Tribble12–175–85th
1983-84Annie Tribble21–109–5T-3rdNWIT Third Place
1984-85Annie Tribble18–98–64th
1985-86Annie Tribble12–164–10T-6th
1986-87Annie Tribble7–213–11T-7th
Annie Tribble:200–13557–53
Jim Davis(ACC)(1987–2005)
1987-88 Jim Davis 21–98–64thNCAA Second Round (Bye)20
1988-89Jim Davis20–119–53rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen13
1989-90Jim Davis22–1010–43rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen19
1990-91Jim Davis22–118–64thNCAA Elite Eight821
1991-92Jim Davis21–109–7T-3rdNCAA Second Round (Bye)1920
1992-93Jim Davis19–118–8T-4thNCAA Second Round (Bye)
1993-94Jim Davis20–1011–53rdNCAA Second Round22
1994-95Jim Davis21–119–75thNWIT Fifth Place
1995-96Jim Davis23–89–74th#NCAA Second Round1714
1996-97Jim Davis19–118–86thNCAA First Round2521
1997-98Jim Davis25–812–4T-2ndNCAA Second Round2114
1998-99Jim Davis26–611–5T-3rd#NCAA Sweet Sixteen1010
1999-2000Jim Davis19–129–74thNCAA Second Round
2000-01Jim Davis21–1010–62ndNCAA Second Round2222
2001-02Jim Davis17–129–7T-3rdNCAA First Round
2002-03Jim Davis14–155–117th
2003-04Jim Davis17–127–9T-5thWNIT First Round
2004-05Jim Davis8–202–1211th
Jim Davis:355–197154–124
Cristy McKinney(ACC)(2005–2010)
2005-06 Cristy McKinney 8–212–12T-11th
2006-07Cristy McKinney12–184–109th
2007-08Cristy McKinney12–194–109th
2008-09Cristy McKinney14–172–12T-10th
2009-10 Cristy McKinney13–184–10T-10th
Cristy McKinney:59–9316–54
Itoro Coleman(ACC)(2011–2014)
2010-11 Itoro Coleman 10–203–1111th
2011-12Itoro Coleman6–222–14T-11th
2012-13Itoro Coleman9–215–13T-9th
Itoro Coleman:25–6310–38
Audra Smith(ACC)(2013–2018)
2013-14 Audra Smith 13–194–1213th
2014-15 Audra Smith9–211–1515th
2015-16 Audra Smith4–240–1515th
2016-17 Audra Smith15–163–1313th
2017-18 Audra Smith11–191–1515th
Audra Smith:52–999–70
Amanda Butler(ACC)(2018–present)
2018–19 Amanda Butler 20–139–77th NCAA Second Round
Amanda Butler:20–139–7
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 results

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

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