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Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

Nov. 19, 2019 12:42 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation that she may be gearing up for a possible bid for the White House, perhaps as early as 2024. But even though the former South Carolina governor left the Trump administration on her own...

Winston speaks after Michigan State tops Charleston Southern

Nov. 18, 2019 10:49 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston made his first comments in public since the death of his brother, thanking Michigan State fans for their support. Winston had 11 points and eight assists to help the third-ranked Spartans tune up with a 94-46 win over Charleston Southern on Monday night. Michigan...

Sellers scores 15 to lead SC State past Wilberforce 103-79

Nov. 18, 2019 10:14 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Zach Sellers scored 15 points and South Carolina State routed NAIA member Wilberforce 103-79 on Monday night. Tariq Simmons had 13 points for South Carolina State (2-2) and Trushaun Moorer and Damni Applewhite added 12 points apiece. S.C. State shot 71% in the first half to race to...

Jackson scores 18 to lead Akron past SC-Upstate 76-45

Nov. 18, 2019 10:02 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 18 points as Akron rolled past South Carolina Upstate 76-45 on Monday night. Greg Tribble had 11 points for Akron (3-1). Camron Reece added 10 points and seven rebounds. Xeyrius Williams had a career-high 13 rebounds and four blocks for the home team. Tommy...

Jones lifts Coastal Carolina past Middle Tennessee 93-72

Nov. 18, 2019 9:25 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Devante Jones had 21 points as Coastal Carolina routed Middle Tennessee 93-72 on Monday night. Ebrima Dibba had a career-high 17 points for Coastal Carolina (2-2). Tyrell Gumbs-Frater added 13 points and Tommy Burton had 11 points. Isaac Hippolyte grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds. C.J....

Despite ugly loss, Georgia has another clear path to playoff

Nov. 18, 2019 6:16 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart held up his cellphone. His players all have one, too. They can keep up with the chatter like everyone else. “These kids live and die by these things, man,” Georgia’s coach said Monday, shrugging his shoulders. Yep, his players are fully aware. Despite the...

Bloomberg wins key SC endorsement ahead of possible 2020 bid

Nov. 18, 2019 11:15 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before he’s officially a presidential candidate, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is picking up a key endorsement in South Carolina. Steve Benjamin, the mayor of Columbia, told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s ready to back the billionaire if he decides to...

Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Nov. 18, 2019 7:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick roiled the race last week by launching a surprise bid. New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to...

2020 hopeful Harris focuses on black women in South Carolina

Nov. 18, 2019 6:04 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kamala Harris is framing an upcoming campaign swing through early voting South Carolina around the voting demographic most sought after in the state’s Democratic primary: black women. On Saturday, Harris’ campaign is teaming up with black female organizers and volunteers...

Tyson’s 20 lead Clemson to 87-65 win over Detroit Mercy

Nov. 17, 2019 7:10 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — There’s a simple path for Hunter Tyson to get more playing time at Clemson: defend hard and shoot well like he did against Detroit Mercy. The 6-foot-8 Tyson had a career-high 20 points off five 3-pointers to lead the Tigers to their third straight victory, 87-65, over the Titans...