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Biden files papers for South Carolina presidential primary

Nov. 22, 2019 5:03 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden has made his presidential bid official in South Carolina. The former vice president filed his paperwork as a candidate in next year’s Democratic primary during a stop Friday at a soul food restaurant in Abbeville. Surrounded by a crush of media and lunchtime patrons...

Prim’s 19 lead Missouri State to 71-69 win over Hawks

Nov. 22, 2019 5:00 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Gaige Prim had 19 points and Josh Hall hit a pair of tie-breaking free throws with 48.7 seconds left as Missouri State held off Saint Joseph’s 71-69 at the Charleston Classic on Friday. The Bears (3-3) had built a 12-point lead with eight minutes left, but the Hawks rallied...

Schools apologize over differing events for boys, girls

Nov. 22, 2019 4:57 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina school district is apologizing for the way boys and girls were treated differently at an event about leadership and character for elementary school students. News outlets report that many boys at Pickens Elementary School dressed in collared shirts and ties and heard...

Robinson-Earl leads No. 17 Villanova past Bulldogs, 83-76

Nov. 22, 2019 4:54 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Jeremiah Robinson-Earl scored 22 points, and No. 17 Villanova beat Mississippi State 83-76 on Friday in a Myrtle Beach Invitational semifinal. Collin Gillespie added 18 points, Saddiq Bey finished with 17 and Jermaine Samuels had 14 and converted a key three-point play in the closing...

Blackshear’s 20 lift Florida to 78-58 win over Miami

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White’s not sure where his Gators will end up this season. He just finally likes the direction they’re headed. Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Florida beat state rival Miami 78-58 Friday to advance to the Charleston Classic...

Thompson scores 25, Tulane beats MTSU 86-74

Nov. 22, 2019 2:09 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Christion Thompson scored 25 points and Tulane held on to beat Middle Tennessee 86-74 on Friday in a Myrtle Beach Invitational consolation game. Teshaun Hightower added 20 points and K.J. Lawson finished with 18 for the Green Wave (4-1). The difference came at the free-throw line, where...

Adams’ 20 lead UConn over Buffalo 79-68 in Charleston

Nov. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Brendan Adams wasn’t afraid of the moment, not when he had to come in and take over for UConn’s injured point guard Alterique Gilbert and not when Buffalo was slicing deep into the Huskies lead at the Charleston Classic. Adams had a career-high 20 points and played...

Jones leads No. 18 Xavier to 73-51 victory over Towson

Nov. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — No. 18 Xavier came down to the Charleston Classic with something to prove. The Musketeers took the first step toward that goal Thursday night. Tyrique Jones had 12 and 12 rebounds as Xavier put away Towson 73-51 to start the eight-team tournament. The Musketeers have heard the...

Vick scores 16 to lead Tennessee Tech past Winthrop 61-58

Nov. 21, 2019 10:35 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Vick scored seven of his 16 points in the final 19 seconds to help Tennessee Tech beat Winthrop 61-58 on Thursday night. Vick’s late 3-pointer stretched the Golden Eagles’ lead to 57-52. Hunter Hale made two 3s between a pair of Vick free throws to pull Winthrop...

Dawes’ 19 lead Clemson to 87-51 rout of Alabama A&M

Nov. 21, 2019 10:16 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — These are the kind of games Clemson coach Brad Brownell loves: His team handles things early and he gets to reward hard workers who don’t always see time on the court. Tigers freshman Al-Amir Dawes had a career-high 19 points and Clemson scored 23 straight points in the first...