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(11) Clemson rolls past Furman, 12-4

Chris Williams went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and career-high six RBIs to lead No. 11 Clemson to a 12-4 victory over Furman at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the home-and-home season series and won their 18th game in a row over Furman, improved to 4-0, while the Paladins dropped to 3-1.

Gamecocks beat UNF, 5-2 Tuesday afternoon

The University of South Carolina baseball team picked up its third straight win, defeating North Florida, 5-2, behind a balanced effort from the pitching staff and strong plate appearances that included 10 hits, a double, a triple, and a home run.

Gray Collegiate hammers Lee Central in 2A Lower State Semis

Gray Collegiate used a career-high 32 points from Tommy Bruner to fuel a 96-64 win over Lee Central Tuesday night in the 2A Lower State Semis. The War Eagles now face Keenan Saturday in the Upper State Final at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Keenan hangs on to beat Greenville Tech, 45-43

Keenan hung on for a 45-43 win over Greenville Tech in the Upper State Semifinals Tuesday night. With the win, the Raiders now advance to the Upper State Finals against Gray Collegiate Saturday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.

Southside too much for Camden in Upper State Semis

Camden's season ended Tuesday night after a 61-35 loss to Southside in the 3A Upper State Semifinals. Camden was riding a nine-game win streak, but finishes the season with a 15-7 record.

Ridge View powers past Aiken, 77-61

Ridge View booked its ticket to the Upper State Finals, after a big 77-61 win over Aiken on the road. The Blazers now face South Aiken Friday at 8:30 p.m. for the right to the state title game.

South Aiken ends Westwood's season, 65-64

South Aiken edged Westwood Tuesday night, 65-64 in the 4A Upper State Semifinals. The Thoroughbreds now face off with Ridge View Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the Upper State Championship.

Irmo cruises past West Ashley, 57-43

Irmo is heading to the Lower State Championship, after beating West Ashley on the road, 57-43 Tuesday night. The Yellow Jackets now face Blythewood at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Florence Civic Center for the second consecutive season.

Blythewood beats Conway, 71-58 in 5A Lower State Semis

Blythewood is heading to the Lower State Championship, after beating Conway 71-58 Tuesday night at home. The Bengals now face Irmo at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Florence Civic Center for the second consecutive season.

USC to honor A'ja Wilson, Lindsey Spann on Senior Night Thursday

South Carolina women’s basketball will celebrate seniors Lindsey Spann and A’ja Wilson prior to Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. tipoff against LSU at Colonial Life Arena. Fans will have an opportunity to share their appreciation with this year’s senior class as well as collect souvenir items prior to the on-court ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 6:10 p.m.

No. 24 Gamecock softball downs UNC, 5-0

No. 24 South Carolina softball extended its season-high winning streak to seven games with a 5-0 win over North Carolina on Tuesday night at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Dixie Raley, in just her second start at Carolina, moved to 3-0 on the season with the victory in four innings of work. 

Newberry drops home opener to Roberts Wesleyan

The Wolves celebrated the home opener for the Men’s Lacrosse newly added program. Although the momentum and energy was behind the team, they fell to the Redhawks of Roberts Wesleyan 8-6.

Former Gamecock traded by Yankees

The Arizona Diamondbacks sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade Tuesday that included five players.

Clemson golf wins Puerto Rico Classic

Doc Redman made birdie on each of his last two holes,  and Turk Pettit finished second overall, leading Clemson to a one-shot victory at the Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Mar Country Club on Tuesday.   It was the 75th career win and 10th in the last three years for Hall of Fame Coach Larry Penley.

Buccaneers hire former Clemson linebacker

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may soon be adding pieces to their defensive line in pursuit of a more productive pass rush in 2018. First though, they have found the man who will mold that group into a strong unit, agreeing to terms with former Arizona Cardinals assistant Brentson Buckner to be their new defensive line coach.

Hornets fire General Manager Rich Cho

The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the team will not extend the contract of General Manager Rich Cho. The Hornets will begin a search for a new general manager immediately.

HIGHLIGHTS: SC State drops road game to Norfolk State

Derrik Jamerson Jr. scored 15 points to lead five Norfolk State players in double figures and the Spartans pulled away in the second half for a 76-62 win over South Carolina State on Monday night.

Lawton scores 22 points as Claflin defeats Paine

Austin Lawton tied a season-high of 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Claflin University defeated Paine College 66-53 in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) East Division contest Monday.

Gamecocks face UNF Tuesday

The University of South Carolina baseball team continues its 10-game homestand with a pair of midweek contests at Founders Park.

Coastal falls, 6-5, to #17 Indiana

Indiana, ranked 17th nationally, scored once in the seventh to win a back-and-forth contest, 6-5, over Coastal Carolina in the final game of the Brittain Resorts Baseball at the Beach Monday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium.

PBC tabs Browning for Player of the Week award

Extending his own record of seven times this season and 10 times in his career, Francis Marion University senior guard Detrek Browning has been named the Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week, this time for the week of Feb.12-18.

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