Clemson was slow out of the gate this season, but like a champion thoroughbred in the Kentucky Derby, the Tigers picked up steam when it mattered most and are looking for a big finish to the regular season this week. They host Upstate this afternoon and then will welcome North Carolina to DKS for three games starting Thursday.
The Tigers have won 18 of their last 21 games and are 35-17. They have risen to as high as #6 in the polls. They are #8 in the RPI. Clemson has won 15 of their last 17 ACC games and is second overall in the league at 17-10.
Of course, to coach Erik Bakich, the turnaround has been great but all that matters is what’s ahead of them as they push to earn a home regional site. Bakich joined us Monday night on SportsTalk.