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The Latest: Field announced for 2019 Charleston Classic

Nov. 15, 2018 11:48 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Charleston Classic (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The Charleston Classic announced its field for next year with Xavier, Miami, Florida and UConn leading the eight-team event in 2019. The remaining teams are Missouri State, Penn State, St. Joseph's and Towson. The...

No. 16 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Purdue lead Charleston Classic

Nov. 15, 2018 4:02 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — No. 16 Virginia Tech and No. 23 Purdue will get their strongest tests of the early season when they play in the Charleston Classic this weekend. The eight-team field features five teams that played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. The Hokies (1-0) of the Atlantic Coast Conference...

Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with 4 games

Nov. 15, 2018 2:19 AM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with St. Joseph's against Wake Forest. That is the first of four games in the day's first round for the eight-team field, which includes two power-conference teams in the Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia...

No. 9. Maryland women romp over George Washington 69-30

Nov. 14, 2018 10:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In just its third game of the season, No. 9 Maryland showed tremendous poise on defense while holding overmatched George Washington to just 30 points. Brianna Fraser scored 16 points, Taylor Mikesell added 13 and Kaila Charles had 12 as the Terrapins cruised to a 69-30 win over the...

South Carolina adds 2 top-15 recruits for next year

Nov. 14, 2018 10:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley hasn't sat still in her first season without consensus national player of the year A'ja Wilson. Staley's Gamecocks announced a pair of five-star signings in 6-foot-3 forward Laeticia Amihere and 6-foot guard Brea Beal. Amihere is from Milton, Ontario,...

Reed's 26 points help No. 19 Clemson beat Bearkats 74-59

Nov. 14, 2018 9:59 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell knows he has something many other programs don't — a highly experienced backcourt to call on when things get tight. Marcquise Reed had a season-high 26 points and point guard Shelton Mitchell 13 as the 19th-ranked Tigers used a second-half surge to...

Stephens scores 20, leads VMI past SC Upstate 78-72

Nov. 14, 2018 9:35 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Jake Stephens scored 20 points and made all four of his shots from 3-point distance, leading four players into double-figure scoring as VMI held off South Carolina Upstate 78-72 in a back-and-forth game Wednesday night in the first meeting between the teams. Bubba Parham, the VMI's...

Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

Nov. 14, 2018 8:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump's agenda. With current...

After midterms, Democratic hopefuls eye early-voting states

Nov. 14, 2018 5:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrats pondering 2020 presidential bids in the aftermath of the midterm elections are pivoting from campaigning for other candidates across the country to refocusing on their own efforts, including moves in early-voting states like South Carolina. On Friday, former Massachusetts...

Keeling scores 27, Charleston Southern beats SC State 89-72

Nov. 14, 2018 12:09 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Christian Keeling led the way with 27 points as Charleston Southern eased past South Carolina State 89-72 on Tuesday night. Keeling was 8 of 14 from the floor and 9 of 9 from the free throw line as Charleston Southern (2-1) made 20 of 29 free throw attempts. The Bulldogs (1-2) made...