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North Carolina Zoo closes aviary after report of avian flu

Jan. 25, 2022 15:24 PM EST

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Zoo is closing its aviary habitat to the public as precaution following discovery of avian flu among wild birds in the eastern part of the state, officials said. A news release says zoo officials will work with the state and federal...

Defense shines as High Point tops Winthrop 65-56

Jan. 24, 2022 20:53 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Zach Austin had 17 points and eight rebounds as High Point topped Winthrop 65-56 on Monday night. Bryant Randleman added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Jaden House had 12 points for High Point (8-11, 2-3 Big South Conference). Kelton...

Atlanta-area recruiting proves rich in top basketball talent

Dec. 28, 2021 14:43 PM EST

Bruce Pearl hasn’t had to venture too far in recruiting top talent for his 12th-ranked Auburn men’s basketball team. The same is true on the women’s side for Dawn Staley and No. 1 South Carolina. Sitting between their Southeastern Conference campuses – one state over, in each...

South Carolina, Stanford still Nos. 1-2 in women's AP Top 25

Dec. 27, 2021 15:06 PM EST

A relatively quiet week because of the holidays left The Associated Press women's college basketball poll mostly unchanged. South Carolina remained the unanimous No. 1, receiving all 30 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. The Gamecocks staved off another challenge...

No. 1 South Carolina stuffs win column vs. quality opponents

Dec. 22, 2021 02:17 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 South Carolina has stuffed its win column with impressive victories against quality opponents during its unblemished start to the season. The Gamecocks have victories against six ranked women’s basketball teams, including five in the top 10. They have...

Boston, No. 1 South Carolina rally past No. 2 Stanford 65-61

Dec. 22, 2021 00:34 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 South Carolina added another milestone to what's shaping up as a truly special season — the biggest comeback in program history. The Gamecocks rallied from 18 points down to beat defending national champion Stanford 65-61 and keep their perfect, 12-0...

Sims, Phillips lift UNC Wilmington over High Point 71-69

Dec. 18, 2021 18:01 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims scored on a drive with two seconds left and Shykeim Phillips came off the bench to tally 17 points to lead UNC Wilmington to a 71-69 overtime win over High Point on Saturday. John-Michael Wright hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left for Highpoint...

Boston, No. 1 South Carolina women win at No. 15 Duke 55-46

Dec. 15, 2021 22:35 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When South Carolina is at its best, the top-ranked Gamecocks use their length and size to overwhelm opponents with withering and relentless efforts on the glass. The formula is working against everybody so far, even the rest of the nation’s top teams. ...

North Carolina Zoo welcomes male grizzly bear from Arizona

Dec. 14, 2021 17:05 PM EST

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — A 740-pound male grizzly bear from Arizona has joined the community at the North Carolina Zoo. A news release from the zoo says staff relocated the 9-year-old grizzly bear, named Ronan, from the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona, based on a recommendation by...

Cooke leads No. 1 Gamecocks to 66-59 win over No. 8 Terps

Dec. 12, 2021 18:30 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke knew South Carolina needed a late lift and she was more than ready to deliver. Cooke scored 20 points, including the go-ahead layup with 5:13 to play, and the top-ranked Gamecocks outlasted No. 8 Maryland 66-59 on Sunday in the Jimmy V Classic for...