Clemson Tigers women's basketball

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Clemson Tigers
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University Clemson University
First season1975–76
All-time record716–609
Head coach Amanda Butler (5th season)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
Location Clemson, South Carolina
Arena Littlejohn Coliseum
(Capacity: 9,000)
Nickname Tigers
ColorsOrange and regalia [1]
   
Uniforms
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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, who is in her fourth year with the team. [2]

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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.

Awards

Coaching history

Current coaching staff

Year by year results

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [8]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseasonCoaches' pollAP poll
Mary King (Independent)(1975–1976)
1975-76Mary King 14–11AIAW Region II
Mary King:14–11
Annie Tribble (Independent, ACC)(1976–1987)
1976-77Annie Tribble 22–9AIAW Region II
Atlantic Coast Conference
1977-78Annie Tribble 21–114–44thAIAW Regional
1978-79Annie Tribble 20–106–23rdAIAW Region II
1979-80Annie Tribble 24–126–33rdNWIT Seventh Place
1980-81Annie Tribble 23–86–11stAIAW First round20
1981-82Annie Tribble 20–126–34thNCAA first round
1982-83Annie Tribble 12–175–85th
1983-84Annie Tribble 21–109–5T-3rdNWIT Third Place
1984-85Annie Tribble 18–98–64th
1985-86Annie Tribble 12–164–10T-6th
1986-87Annie Tribble 7–213–11T-7th
Annie Tribble:200–13557–53
Jim Davis (ACC)(1987–2005)
1987-88 Jim Davis 21–98–64thNCAA second round (Bye)20
1988-89Jim Davis 20–119–53rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen13
1989-90Jim Davis 22–1010–43rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen19
1990-91Jim Davis 22–118–64thNCAA Elite Eight821
1991-92Jim Davis 21–109–7T-3rdNCAA second round (Bye)1920
1992-93Jim Davis 19–118–8T-4thNCAA second round (Bye)
1993-94Jim Davis 20–1011–53rdNCAA second round22
1994-95Jim Davis 21–119–75thNWIT Fifth Place
1995-96Jim Davis 23–89–74th#NCAA second round1714
1996-97Jim Davis 19–118–86thNCAA first round2521
1997-98Jim Davis 25–812–4T-2ndNCAA second round2114
1998-99Jim Davis 26–611–5T-3rd#NCAA Sweet Sixteen1010
1999-2000Jim Davis 19–129–74thNCAA second round
2000-01Jim Davis 21–1010–62ndNCAA second round2222
2001-02Jim Davis 17–129–7T-3rdNCAA first round
2002-03Jim Davis 14–155–117th
2003-04Jim Davis 17–127–9T-5thWNIT First round
2004-05Jim Davis 8–202–1211th
Jim Davis:355–197154–124
Cristy McKinney (ACC)(2005–2010)
2005-06 Cristy McKinney 8–212–12T-11th
2006-07Cristy McKinney 12–184–109th
2007-08Cristy McKinney 12–194–109th
2008-09Cristy McKinney 14–172–12T-10th
2009-10 Cristy McKinney 13–184–10T-10th
Cristy McKinney:59–9316–54
Itoro Coleman (ACC)(2011–2014)
2010-11 Itoro Coleman 10–203–1111th
2011-12Itoro Coleman 6–222–14T-11th
2012-13Itoro Coleman 9–215–13T-9th
Itoro Coleman:25–6310–38
Audra Smith (ACC)(2013–2018)
2013-14 Audra Smith 13–194–1213th
2014-15 Audra Smith 9–211–1515th
2015-16 Audra Smith 4–240–1515th
2016-17 Audra Smith 15–163–1313th
2017-18 Audra Smith 11–191–1515th
Audra Smith:52–999–70
Amanda Butler (ACC)(2018–present)
2018–19 Amanda Butler 20–139–77th NCAA second round
2019–20 Amanda Butler 8–233–1514th
2020–21 Amanda Butler 12–145–1211th WNIT Second round
2021–22 Amanda Butler 10–213–1511th
Amanda Butler:50–7120–49
Total:726–630

      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

Postseason results

NCAA Division I

The Tigers have appeared in 16 NCAA Tournaments, with a record of 15–16.

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

AIAW Division I

The Tigers made one appearance in the AIAW National Division I basketball tournament, with a combined record of 0–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1981 First round Rutgers L, 76–99

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