By Staff Report.
CLEMSON, SC – The 2012-13 Clemson men’s basketball conference game schedule was announced Wednesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference. For the first time in history, Clemson will play an 18-game ACC schedule. All 18 games will be carried on television, including seven on the ESPN family of networks. Each game will also be streamed live on WatchESPN.com, accessible through smartphones and tablets to fans who receive video subscription from an affiliated provider.
The ACC schedule will pit Clemson with home-and-home series against Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, NC State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Clemson will play home games only against North Carolina and Wake Forest, and road games only against Duke and Maryland.
Clemson’s conference opener will be at home on Saturday, Jan. 5 against defending ACC Tournament Champion Florida State. It will mark the fourth time in the last eight years the Tigers have started their ACC slate against the Seminoles. Last season, Clemson knocked off FSU by a score of 79-59 in its conference opener.
The Tigers then play at Duke on Jan. 8 before returning home to face a 2012 NCAA Tournament team in Virginia on Jan. 12. Clemson will play back-to-back road games in January against teams that advanced in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, NC State (Jan. 20) and Florida State (Jan. 24).
Clemson will play four ACC road games in the month of February, including a Feb. 13 date with Georgia Tech in the Yellow Jackets’ new home arena. Clemson’s final eight ACC games will alternate home and away, starting with NC State visiting Littlejohn Coliseum on Feb. 9. The Tigers knocked off the Sweet 16 bound Wolfpack at home last season in overtime, 72-69.
North Carolina will make its first visit to Littlejohn Coliseum since Brad Brownell’s first season as head coach at Clemson. The Tigers and Tar Heels will tangle on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 PM in a game that will be shown on either ESPN or ESPN2. Clemson will have a quick two-day turnaround after that game, traveling to Blacksburg, VA to take on Virginia Tech on March 2.
Clemson’s Senior Day ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, March 5 when the Tigers match up with Boston College. The Tigers end the 2012-13 regular season with a trip to Coral Gables, FL and game against Miami on Saturday, March 9.
The ACC Tournament will return to the Greensboro Coliseum in 2013. The event will take place Thursday through Sunday, March 14-17.
|Clemson Men’s Basketball’s 2012-13 ACC Schedule|
|Jan. 5||Sat.||Florida State||4:00 PM||RSN|
|Jan. 8||Tues.||at Duke||7:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Jan. 12||Sat.||Virginia||12:00 PM||ACCN|
|Jan. 15||Tues.||Wake Forest||7:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Jan. 20||Sun.||at NC State||6:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Jan. 24||Thurs.||at Florida State||8:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Jan. 27||Sun.||Virginia Tech||1:00 PM||ACCN|
|Jan. 29||Tues.||Georgia Tech||7:00 PM||RSN|
|Feb. 2||Sat.||at Boston College||12:00 PM||ACCN|
|Feb. 7||Thurs.||at Virginia||7:00 PM||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Feb. 10||Sun.||NC State||1:00 PM||ACCN|
|Feb. 14||Thurs.||at Georgia Tech||7:00 PM||RSN|
|Feb. 17||Sun.||Miami||6:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Feb. 23||Sat.||at Maryland||12:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Feb. 28||Thurs.||North Carolina||7:00 PM||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Mar. 2||Sat.||at Virginia Tech||8:00 PM||RSN|
|Mar. 5||Tues.||Boston College||7:00 PM||RSN|
|Mar. 9||Sat.||at Miami||2:30 PM||ACCN|
|Note: Home games are in gray and bold|
Below are the non-conference dates released by Clemson last month. Game times will be finalized in the next few weeks once regional television designations have been made.
Nov. 12 – Presbyterian
Nov. 16 – at Furman
Nov. 22-25 – in Old Spice Classic (Orlando, FL)
Nov. 28 – Purdue
Dec. 2 – at South Carolina
Dec. 8 – Arizona
Dec. 15 – Florida A&M
Dec. 19 – at Coastal Carolina
Dec. 23 – SC State
Jan. 1 – The Citadel