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Lawson's 20 leads South Carolina to 67-54 win at Clemson

Dec. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — AJ Lawson believes South Carolina lived up to its promise on the court against rival Clemson. The Gamecocks expected to be deep and talented with Lawson, the 6-foot-6 sophomore with an NBA future, leading the way. But there have been a few setbacks this season, even for Lawson. It...

No. 5 South Carolina starts fast in an 85-49 win over Purdue

Dec. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has a different approach to practice and it looks like it's working for the fifth-ranked Gamecocks. Staley said last year's group needed more film study and targeted drills at workouts. This season's team needs some hard scrimmages to rev it up for...

South Carolina man who inspired movie "Radio" dead at 73

Dec. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — James “Radio” Kennedy, the man who was a fixture on the sidelines of a South Carolina high school's football games for decades and whose life inspired a Hollywood movie, has died. He was 73. T.L. Hanna High School Athletic Director John Cann confirmed Kennedy's death...

Lyons scores 26 to lead Furman over Winthrop 80-73

Dec. 14, 2019 8:45 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Lyons had 26 points as Furman defeated Winthrop 80-73 on Saturday night. Clay Mounce had 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Furman (10-3), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Noah Gurley added 15 points and nine rebounds. He also committed seven...

Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

Dec. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House...

Jones lifts Coastal Carolina over NC Central 91-71

Dec. 14, 2019 5:08 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — DeVante Jones had 19 points and 10 assists to lead Coastal Carolina to a 91-71 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday. Jones posted his third double-double of the season. Keishawn Brewton had 18 points for Coastal Carolina (7-4), which earned its fourth consecutive win. Tyrell...

Bigelow has 7 of Wofford's 19 3s in 112-66 victory

Dec. 13, 2019 11:00 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Isaiah Bigelow made seven of Wofford's 19 3-pointers in scoring a career-high 28 points and the Terriers cruised past Division II North Greenville 112-66 on Friday. Bigelow, a freshman reserve who came in averaging 4.9 points per game, was 7 of 8 from the arc with the Terriers...

Funeral home owners sentenced after decomposing body found

Dec. 12, 2019 2:06 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The former co-owners of a South Carolina funeral home have been sentenced to a year’s probation in connection with a decomposed body discovered in a locked storage room last year. Lawrence Robert Meadows and Roderick Mitchell Cummings, who owned the now-defunct First Family...

Democrats announce early primary state debate schedule

Dec. 12, 2019 12:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will hold four primary debates in each of the early primary states as voting gets underway next year, with some of the debates scheduled for just days before voters head to the polls, the Democratic National Committee announced in an email to campaigns Thursday. The first...

Neal leads SC State past UNC-Asheville 90-85 in OT

Dec. 11, 2019 10:16 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Rayshawn Neal scored a career-high 21 points, Damani Applewhite added 12 and South Carolina State beat UNC Asheville 90-85 in overtime on Wednesday night despite a 40-point performance from UNC Asheville’s Lavar Batts Jr. Neal shot 11 for 12 from the line. Zach Sellers scored...