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Clemson rallies from 10 points down to top Deacons 71-68

Jan. 21, 2020 11:16 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Tyson believed he was ready to make an impact. On Tuesday night, the Clemson sophomore was key to the Tigers' comeback win over Wake Forest. Tyson had a career-high 21 points, including the go-ahead basket that put the Tigers up for good in a 71-68 win over the Demon Deacons. ...

Sheriff: 3 found dead in car appear to have been shot

Jan. 21, 2020 2:39 PM EST

PINEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Three people who were found dead in a car in rural South Carolina appear to have been fatally shot and may have been involved in a crash, according to a sheriff. The car was found in a field near Pineville, Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis told news outlets late Monday night....

Democratic presidential rivals Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders link arms during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

Jan. 21, 2020 1:26 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in...

South Carolina State tops Maryland-Eastern Shore, 68-53

Jan. 20, 2020 10:43 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ian Kinard scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead South Carolina State to a 68-53 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Monday night. The win moves the Bulldogs to 4-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, keeping them one game behind conference leader Norfolk State. The...

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) is defended by Mississippi State guard Myah Taylor (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina women beat No. 9 Mississippi St 81-79

Jan. 20, 2020 10:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Down nine points in the fourth quarter and close to getting run out of her building, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley didn't panic. Her top-ranked Gamecocks wouldn't let her. Tyasha Harris had a season-high 23 points and the Gamecocks rallied in the final period to win their 12th...

Wright scores 24, helps High Point hold off SC Upstate 70-62

Jan. 20, 2020 8:53 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — John-Michael Wright had 24 points, the final four coming from the free throw line in thei final minute-and-a-half, as High Point topped South Carolina Upstate 70-62 on Monday night. SC-Upstate got within two points, 59-57 with 4:12 left in the game and Bryson Mozone hit two...

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley talks to her team from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. South Carolina won the game 78-45. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

South Carolina, Baylor lead women's Top 25; Northwestern in

Jan. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina still sits atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll, with Baylor in second place. The Gamecocks received 22 first-place votes from a 30-member media panel Monday. The Lady Bears got six. UConn moved up to third after previous No. 3 Stanford lost to Oregon by 32...

POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, UConn top women's Top 25, Oregon up to No. 4; No. 22 Northwestern joins rankings

Jan. 20, 2020 1:27 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, UConn top women's Top 25, Oregon up to No. 4; No. 22 Northwestern joins rankings.
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons (11) celebrates a stop against South Carolina during an NCAA college football game, in Columbia, S.C. Simmons was selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.(AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

Clemson linebacker Simmons giving up senior year for NFL

Jan. 18, 2020 10:39 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's “Swiss Army Knife” linebacker Isaiah Simmons is going pro. Simmons is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defender from Olathe, Kansas. He announced his decision Saturday on social media. Simmons won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker. He was also a first-team...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Iowa State Education Association Candidate Forum, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Buttigieg shifts plans, will attend King holiday event in SC

Jan. 18, 2020 9:52 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been criticized for his slow outreach to black and other minority voters, has rearranged his schedule to make room for events in early-voting South Carolina that honor Martin Luther King Jr. Buttigieg’s campaign said in...