• South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, left, talks with an official during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky Thursday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Kentucky 78-68. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    No. 2 South Carolina vs. No. 1 UConn Gamecocks 1st sellout

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 South Carolina will have a packed house when the Gamecocks host No. 1 Connecticut on Monday night, the program’s first sellout at 18,000-seat Colonial Life Arena.

  • 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.

  • South Carolina’s Tiffany Mitchell taken off court

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two-time defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell was helped off the court after crashing to the floor as she drove to the lane in the second quarter of No. 2 South Carolina’s game against No. 18 Kentucky on Thursday night.

  • Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan campaigning for Clinton in SC

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan is coming to South Carolina to campaign for Hillary Clinton.

  • In this image made from video and provided by WMAR-TV, in Baltimore, David Eisenhauer conducts an interview discussing his athletic and academic aspirations for a weekly feature on high school athletes in the Baltimore area. Now the subject of shocking murder charges. Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old freshman engineering student and distance runner at Virginia Tech, is jailed without bond on charges of kidnapping and fatally stabbing a 13-year-old girl. (WMAR-TV via AP)

    Va. Tech murder suspects left few clues to possible motives

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech students carefully planned the kidnapping and killing of a 13-year-old girl, arranging a pre-dawn rendezvous online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.

  • Big South’s top scorer to miss rest of season

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Winthrop forward Erica Williams, the Big South Conference’s leading scorer, will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot.

  • 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.

  • Georgia forward Derek Ogbeide (34) competes with South Carolina forward Michael Carrera (24) and South Carolina guard PJ Dozier (15) for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Richard Hamm)

    No. 25 South Carolina falls on road to Georgia, 69-56

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Frank Martin provided a long list of reasons, including poor shooting, to explain No. 25 South Carolina’s third loss in five SEC road games.

  • South Carolina guard Duane Notice (10) pressures Georgia guard J.J. Frazier (30) during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Richard Hamm)

    Maten leads Georgia past No. 25 South Carolina, 69-56

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Trick-shot specialist J.J. Frazier scored all of his 13 points in the second half and then joined his teammates in the postgame challenge of ranking his three 3-pointers.

  • Clemson WR Renfrow breaks finger hooping at coach’s house

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Hunter Refrow, a star of the national championship game, broke the pinkie finger on his right hand playing basketball with coach Dabo Swinney’s sons.