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Tennessee's Jordan Bowden (23) sizes up the South Carolina defense during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville Tenn. (Scott Keller/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee ekes out 56-55 victory over South Carolina

Jan. 11, 2020 5:05 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On an afternoon when making a basket seemed as difficult as climbing a mountain, it’s only fitting that a defensive play decided the game. John Fulkerson drew a game-clinching charge from A.J. Lawson with 1.4 seconds left to preserve Tennessee’s 56-55 victory over...

Nembhard helps Florida roll past South Carolina 81-68

Jan. 7, 2020 10:47 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When Andrew Nembhard is on his game, Florida usually is, too. The Gators sophomore was certainly on against South Carolina, with 21 points and 10 assists in an 81-68 victory Tuesday night. Nembhard played with poise, flash and a killer instinct his helping Florida (10-4) start 2-0...

Jones' 18 leads Stetson to 63-56 upset of South Carolina

Dec. 30, 2019 6:40 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Christiaan Jones thought one day he might play for South Carolina. Instead, the Stetson junior handed his hometown school one of its most disappointing losses. Jones, born in Columbia and a high school teammate of Gamecocks coach Frank Martin's son, scored 18 points to lead the...

Bolden leads South Carolina past No. 9 Virginia, 70-59

Dec. 22, 2019 6:24 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jair Bolden made an early 3-pointer for South Carolina and drew a charge a short time later and paused, staring a Virginia player down after the play. It was a product of Bolden being excited to be playing against No. 9 Virginia, the defending national champion, and on national...

Lawson's 20 leads South Carolina to 67-54 win at Clemson

Dec. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — AJ Lawson believes South Carolina lived up to its promise on the court against rival Clemson. The Gamecocks expected to be deep and talented with Lawson, the 6-foot-6 sophomore with an NBA future, leading the way. But there have been a few setbacks this season, even for Lawson. It...

Grimes leads Houston to 76-56 victory over South Carolina

Dec. 8, 2019 3:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Not everything's come easily for Quentin Grimes at Houston. In fact, Cougars coach Kelvin Sampson had to remind his young, rising star what color his teammates were wearing. “He kept throwing to the other team,” Sampson said of Grimes' seven turnovers. Grimes more than...

Carl Pierre, left, of Massachusetts launches up a 3-pointer from the corner over South Carolina's AJ Lawson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Massachusetts Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Amherst, Mass. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)

Lawson, South Carolina pull away for 84-80 win over UMass

Dec. 4, 2019 10:22 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A.J. Lawson knew how important it was for a young South Carolina team to start out on the right foot on the road. The Gamecocks got the result they wanted in their first true road game of the season on Wednesday night, but they had to work for it. Lawson scored 24 points, Jermaine...

Kotsar leads South Carolina past George Washington

Dec. 1, 2019 5:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Maik Kotsar is confident, and South Carolina loves it. The senior forward and four-year starter was in double figures for the fifth straight game on Sunday, leading the Gamecocks to a 74-65 win over George Washington. South Carolina (5-3) broke a two-game losing streak after Kotsar...

Wichita State leads wire-to-wire against South Carolina

Nov. 26, 2019 8:59 PM EST

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Erik Stevenson had 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals and Wichita State led wire-to-wire in a 70-47 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday night to advance to the title game of the Cancun Challenge. Wichita State is hoping to win the tournament like it did in...

Couisnard propels South Carolina over Gardner-Webb 74-69

Nov. 22, 2019 10:19 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jermaine Couisnard was moping and South Carolina coach Frank Martin called him out. Following a crushing loss to Boston on Tuesday to open the Cancun Challenge, the two had a heart-to-heart talk. On Wednesday, Couisnard had a better outlook and a better practice. On Friday, he pushed...