Columbia, SC March 8, 2013 – With all the regular season head to head competitions between South Carolina and Clemson complete for 2012-13, the Gamecocks have secured a win in the all-sports series for the sixth straight year. So far in 2012-13 South Carolina has beaten Clemson eight times with the Tigers coming out on top just four times. The Gamecocks have defeated the Tigers more times each year since 2007-08. In 2006-07 the two programs split at an even 7-7. Clemson has not had the edge over Carolina since the 2005-06 season.
The most recent wins over our Palmetto State rival came from Baseball and Men’s Tennis this past weekend. Baseball earned a series victory over the Tigers, two games to one. On the same Sunday afternoon that Nolan Belcher pitched a complete game shutout to clinch the series with an 8-0 Carolina victory, then-No. 43 Men’s Tennis upset then-No. 18 Clemson with a 4-3 victory at Carolina Tennis Center.
The Gamecocks have now beaten Clemson in 20 of the last 28 baseball contests between the two schools dating back to the 2007 season.
Football has done its part to help the cause, bringing home a fourth-straight victory over Clemson this season. Jadeveon Clowney had 4.5 sacks in the 27-17 win, setting the single-season sack record at Carolina at 13. The win gave Coach Spurrier 65 victories at Carolina, a new school record.
Women’s Basketball stormed past the Tigers with a 64-43 victory in November for their third consecutive win over Clemson. The South Carolina defense did not allow a Clemson field goal for the first 11 minutes of the game and never looked back in holding the Lady Tigers to 23.9 percent shooting.
In addition to Baseball, Football, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Tennis, South Carolina earned victories over Clemson in Men’s Soccer (a thrilling 1-0 shutout), Men’s & Women’s Diving (the Gamecocks swept the competition), and Volleyball (a 3-0 sweep over the Tigers in front of the 3rd-largest crowd in program history). The Gamecocks’ only losses to Clemson this year came in Men’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer (the Gamecocks had been on a four-game winning streak), Women’s Tennis, and one game in Baseball.
IT’S GREAT TO BE A GAMECOCK!!!