Clemson's women's basketball team won the Coors Classic over the weekend, defeating Rice and Siena after an MVP performance from April Parker.
Parker scored a combined 31 points and snared 11 rebounds in a 77-67 win over Siena and a 62-59 win over Rice. The Lady Tigers (4-3), who lost three players to ACL injuries by the first week of the season, rose above .500 after two straight losses to Chattanooga and Vanderbilt.
Morganne Campbell was named to the all-tournament team after totaling 18 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals. Christy Brown, Lele Hardy and Whitney Hood scored in double figures against Siena.
• NEW TALENT: South Carolina's men's golf team added three signees for the 2008-09 season, featuring some familiar names.
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Sam Braver, Wesley Bryan and Clint Tolleson each signed a national letter-of-intent and sent it to coach Bill McDonald.
Bryan (Chapin) is the younger brother of current USC standout George Bryan, following in his brother's footsteps by winning the South Carolina State Junior Championship. He shattered the scoring record by seven shots and is the defending medalist of the Class AAA golf championship at Dutch Fork High School.
Tolleson (Spartanburg) is the younger brother of former Gamecock shortstop Steven Tolleson, a farmhand with the Minnesota Twins. The younger Tolleson, a standout at Dorman High School, won the Region 2-AAAA individual state title last year and led the Cavaliers to the Class AAAA state championship last year.
Braver (Roswell, Ga.) won the Future Masters, The Heritage Junior Championship and The David Gossett Junior Championship last summer. He is the top-ranked player in Georgia and the No. 30 prospect in the nation.
• STAYING HOME: The Clemson volleyball team, ranked 20th in the country in the latest polls, earned a host site for the NCAA tournament and will begin play Friday against Alabama at Jervey Gym. UCLA and Alabama A&M are also in town to complete the bracket.
The Tigers (28-3, 21-1 ACC) finished a storybook regular season with the ACC championship and made the NCAAs for the first time since 1999. They will face the Crimson Tide (15-14) and will have to get past a second-round match Saturday to advance to the next round -- Dec. 7-8 at Stanford, Calif.
UCLA is the top seed in the bracket, coming in with a No. 8 national seed. The Bruins are 20-10 and face Southwestern Athletic champion Alabama A&M Friday.
• THE RIVALRY: Clemson took the lead in the all-sports season rivalry with USC over the weekend, winning 23-21 in the annual football game. The Tigers have a chance to make it two wins in two straight weeks when they host the Gamecocks in men's basketball at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The only remaining event in the calendar year is the women's basketball game, set for Dec. 22 at Clemson.