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Family pedigree, friends and merit mark SC judge choosing

Nov. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ancestors, family pedigrees, old friendships, college ties, easy cheer and even merit were all part of the mix last week in a ritual where candidates for South Carolina’s open judgeships parade before a judicial screening commission to see if they have the right stuff to make...

Georgia wide receiver Arian Smith (11) scores a touchdown during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against South Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Georgia won 45-16. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 13 Georgia runs all over South Carolina in 45-16 victory

Nov. 28, 2020 11:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 13 Georgia's 45-16 win over South Carolina was the Bulldogs' biggest victory of this strange season on the scoreboard. But Georgia coach Kirby Smart wasn't sure had its best game Saturday night, with the Gamecocks missing more than two dozen players and offering little resistance....

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) makes a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 4 Clemson, QB Lawrence throttle Pittsburgh 52-17

Nov. 28, 2020 9:02 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence has stuck to his plan throughout his time at Clemson — and if this is his final game at Death Valley, he couldn't come up with a more perfect end. Lawrence threw for 403 yards and two touchdowns in his first game in five weeks to lead the fourth-ranked Tigers to...

Coastal Carolina beats North Carolina Wesleyan 117-68

Nov. 28, 2020 7:20 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Deanthony Tipler had 28 points as Coastal Carolina rolled past North Carolina Wesleyan 117-68 in its season opener on Saturday. Essam Mostafa added 21 points for the Chanticleers, while Tyrik Dixon chipped in 20. Tipler hit 11 of 14 shots, including 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. Dixon also had...

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....

South Carolina's Jalyn McCreary, right, pressures Liberty's Drake Dobbs, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Liberty knocks off another SEC opponent in Gamecocks 78-62

Nov. 28, 2020 6:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyle Rode scored 18 points and Liberty knocked off its second Southeastern Conference team in three days with a 78-62 victory over South Carolina on Saturday at the Hall of Fame Classic. The Flames (2-1) made a program-record 19 3-pointers in an 84-73 win over Mississippi State on...

Plowden has double-double in Bowling Green's 101-78 win

Nov. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Daeqwon Plowden had 19 points and 16 rebounds as Bowling Green rolled past South Carolina State 101-78 on Saturday. Trey Diggs added 17 points, Justin Turner scored 16 and Caleb Fields had 15 for the Falcons. Turner also had six rebounds and six assists, while Fields had five...

Jasper leads Coll. Of Charleston over D-II Limestone 99-59

Nov. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Zep Jasper scored a career-high 21 points, draining five 3-pointers, as College of Charleston romped past Division II Limestone 99-59 on Saturday. Cameron Copeland had 18 points and nine rebounds for College of Charleston (1-1). Payton Willis added 16 points. Dontavius King had 15...

Bothwell lifts Furman over SC-Upstate 91-63

Nov. 28, 2020 5:46 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Mike Bothwell had 24 points as Furman easily beat South Carolina Upstate 91-63 on Saturday. Alex Hunter added 22 points and six rebounds Furman (2-0). Jalen Slawson had 10 points. Marcus Foster added six rebounds. Clay Mounce, whose 23.0 points per game coming into the matchup led...

14 injured, 1 dead at shooting in SC nightclub

Nov. 28, 2020 1:31 PM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — One person was killed and 14 were injured in an early shooting Saturday at a nightclub in South Carolina. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a call about gunfire and multiple victims shortly before 1 a.m. to the 7th Lounge in Aiken, about 15 miles (24...