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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) heads for a long gain as coach Nick Saban watches during the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

No. 22 Auburn has chance to spoil No. 1 Tide's season again

Nov. 26, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are things to watch in Week 10 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 22 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama. There’s one sure way to make Auburn fans move past lingering bad memories of the Tigers’ unexpected 30-22 loss at South Carolina on Oct. 17 — spoiling top-ranked...

Houston guard Tramon Mark shoots a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Lamar, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

College basketball begins strange season in empty arenas

Nov. 26, 2020 12:35 AM EST

The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was odd and disjointed. Cancellations, protests, quarantined players, piped-in crowd noise, masked cheerleaders, socially distanced...

Gregory leads Appalachian St. over SC State 81-61

Nov. 26, 2020 12:32 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Donovan Gregory registered 14 points as Appalachian State easily defeated South Carolina State 81-61 on Wednesday. Adrian Delph had 13 points for Appalachian State (1-0). RJ Duhart added 12 points. Kendall Lewis had 11 points. Floyd Rideau Jr. had 12 points for the Bulldogs (0-1)....

Hollowell, Murphy lead Wofford past Toccoa Falls 88-49

Nov. 25, 2020 9:44 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Tray Hollowell and Storm Murphy scored 19 points apiece as Wofford routed Toccoa Falls 88-49 on Wednesday night in a season opener. Messiah Jones added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Terriers, while Sam Godwin and Morgan Safford each had 10. Godwin grabbed seven rebounds....

Mounce double-double leads Furman past D-II Tusculum

Nov. 25, 2020 8:23 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Clay Mounce had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Furman rolled past Tusculum 95-62 on Wednesday. Mike Bothwell added 20 points for the Paladins. Bothwell also had seven rebounds and six assists. Garrett Hien had 17 points for Furman and Noah Gurley added 10 points. Ray Tyler had 13...

Rice leads The Citadel over Piedmont 89-64

Nov. 25, 2020 8:04 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Kaiden Rice scored 27 points as The Citadel easily defeated Piedmont 89-64 on Wednesday in a season opener. Hayden Brown added 22 points for the Bulldogs. Brown also had 16 rebounds. Tyler Moffe had 11 points for The Citadel. Brady Spence added four blocks. Ryan Jolly had 14 points...

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard gestures from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Bowling Green, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Newcomers lead No. 25 Michigan to win over Bowling Green

Nov. 25, 2020 7:57 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mike Smith was in the starting lineup and made his presence felt right away. Chaundee Brown came off the bench and eventually led Michigan in scoring. These two transfers certainly look ready to contribute. Brown scored 18 of his 19 points in the second half and Smith had 16 points...

South Carolina guard Zia Cooke, right, Olivia Thompson, and LeLe Grissett, remain seated during the conclusion of the national anthem, as coaches Dawn Staley and Fred Chmiel, left, stand on the sideline before an NCAA college basketball game against Charleston Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina won 119-38. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Players for No. 1 South Carolina women sit during anthem

Nov. 25, 2020 4:05 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Zia Cooke said it was important for people not to forget the issues of social injustice and racial inequality that arose earlier this year. That's why she and nine of her teammates chose to sit in their chairs on the sideline while the national anthem was played...

South Carolina guard Zia Cooke (1) attempts a shot over Charleston guard Madison Taylor (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina women rout Charleston in season opener

Nov. 25, 2020 3:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke was so excited to get to play again that she could barely sleep. She and her teammates with top-ranked South Carolina picked up where they left off in a runaway victory to start the fragile season. Victaria Saxton had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Cooke scored 18 points as...

FILE - In a Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Kevin Marsh, CEO of SCANA Corp., speaks to the media at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C. The Securities and Exchange Commission sued SCANA Corp., its subsidiary South Carolina Electric & Gas along with the utility's former CEO Kevin Marsh and Executive Vice President Stephen Byrne on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Federal officials say two former executives at a South Carolina utility, former CEO Kevin Marsh and Executive Vice President Stephen Byrne lied repeatedly to regulators and investors about the progress of construction of two nuclear reactors, taking hundreds of millions of dollars out of the pockets of investors and ratepayers. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Former executive faces prison time in SC nuclear debacle

Nov. 25, 2020 3:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The executive who spent billions of dollars on two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a single watt of power is almost certain to spend time in prison. Former SCANA Corp. CEO Kevin Marsh signed a deal Tuesday agreeing to plead guilty to felony fraud charges in federal...