• South Carolina head coach Frank Martin, center, reacts after a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

    Big Week: South Carolina could move to top of SEC standings

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina could end up atop the Southeastern Conference standings, if the Gamecocks can defend their homecourt this week.

  • South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson, top, battles for a rebound against Connecticut forward Morgan Tuck (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 on the women’s basketball game between No. 1 UConn and No. 2 South Carolina, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Connecticut coach as Gene Auriemma. Story should have said Geno Auriemma.

  • Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma watches action during the second half of Connecticut's 92-46 victory over East Carolina in an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    No. 2 South Carolina looking to slow down UConn’s Stewart

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game’s best player a quarter-century ago.

  • South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, left, talks with an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    Coates 27 points lead No. 2 South Carolina to 78-68 victory

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 South Carolina got some great play from Alaina Coates to outlast No. 18 Kentucky, then some even better news about injured star Tiffany Mitchell heading to Monday night’s showdown with No. 1 Connecticut.

  • Clemson scrambles on signing day to replace missing DBs

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney thought his team was filled up on defensive backs for next fall — until NFL dreams got involved.