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This photo from video provided by the Office of the Governor shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a virtual briefing from his home in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. California could see a tripling of hospitalizations by Christmas and is considering stay-home orders for areas with the highest case rates as it tries to keep severe coronavirus cases from overwhelming intensive care beds. Gov. Gavin Newsom warned Monday that without more restrictions the current nearly 7,800 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus could double or triple in a month. But the biggest concern is intensive care cases, which increased by 67% in the last two weeks. (Office of the Governor via AP)

The Latest: California may see tripling of hospitalizations

Nov. 30, 2020 6:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California could see a tripling of hospitalizations by Christmas and is considering stay-home orders for areas with the highest case rates as it tries to head off concerns that severe coronavirus cases could overwhelm intensive care beds, officials said Monday. “The red flags...

Townsend, No. 18 Gonzaga women rally past South Dakota 54-50

Nov. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jill Townsend scored 20 points, including six free throws in the final 30 seconds, and No. 18 Gonzaga rallied to defeat South Dakota 54-50 on Monday. Down 18 in the first half, 12 at halftime and seven entering the fourth quarter, Townsend and Kayleigh Truong combined for the first...

Top-ranked South Carolina holds off Gonzaga

Nov. 29, 2020 6:41 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — After a scoreless opening half, Destanni Henderson took over for No. 1 South Carolina to lift them to a comeback win over Gonzaga. Henderson scored a career-high 23 points and Zia Cooke added 16 for the Gamecocks in a 79-72 win over the Zags. Henderson earned tournament MVP honors...

South Carolina guard Destanni Henderson (3) shoots over South Dakota defender Maddie Krull (42) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)

No. 1 South Carolina stumbles, rallies to beat South Dakota

Nov. 28, 2020 6:36 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — After winning by 81 in its season opener, South Carolina found a tougher fight against South Dakota. Destanni Henderson and Zia Cooke each scored 19 points, and the top-ranked Gamecocks pulled away after halftime for an 81-71 win in the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic on Saturday....

Greer, Selland lead South Dakota State women by No. 15 Iowa

Nov. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Haley Greer scored 20 points, Myah Selland added 19 and South Dakota State defeated No. 15 Iowa 76-69 on Saturday. Greer, a graduate transfer from Colgate, had three of her four 3-pointers in the first half when the Jackrabbits took a 37-33 lead. Selland, who only played in nine...

Ducas lifts Saint Mary's (Cal) over S. Dakota St. 72-59

Nov. 27, 2020 9:25 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Alex Ducas had a career-high 25 points as Saint Mary’s got past South Dakota State 72-59 on Friday at the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. Jabe Mullins had 15 points for Saint Mary’s (2-1). Matthias Tass added 10 points. Tommy Kuhse had seven assists. Noah Freidel...

A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

West Virginia forward Derek Culver (1) shoots over a Western Kentucky defender during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in SIoux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)

Culver leads No. 15 West Virginia past Western Kentucky

Nov. 27, 2020 5:12 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — West Virginia rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit against Western Kentucky and had to hold off a frenzied rally down the stretch to win the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. The 15th-ranked Mountaineers (3-0) led 66-57 with just under three minutes to play before Western...

Yesufu scores 14 to carry Drake over South Dakota 69-53

Nov. 27, 2020 4:45 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Joseph Yesufu had 14 points off the bench to lead Drake to a 69-53 win over South Dakota on Friday in the Little Apple Classic Shanquan Hemphill and Garrett Sturtz added 13 points apiece for Drake (2-0), which knocked off Kansas State by 10 in its opener. A.J. Plitzuweit had 14...

Scheierman leads South Dakota State past Utah State 83-59

Nov. 26, 2020 10:31 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Baylor Scheierman had a career-high 23 points as South Dakota State defeated Utah State 83-59 on Thursday night in the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. Douglas Wilson had 16 points and Alex Arians added 13 points for South Dakota State (1-1). David Wingett had 11 points. Neemias...