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South Carolina (10-0) holds off Clemson

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michael Carrera scored 14 and freshman PJ Dozier had 13 as South Carolina gave up most of a 20-point lead but held on to defeat Clemson 65-59 Friday and open 10-0 for the first time in 82 years.

South Carolina led 38-18 in the opening half. Clemson cut the lead to 57-53 on Donte Grantham's putback with 6:10 to go. The Tigers made only one of their next six shots.

South Carolina matched the start of its 1933-34 team, which opened 17-0.

Jaron Blossomgame had 17 points to lead Clemson.

Incarnate Word 73, St. John's 51: Derail Green and Jontrell Walker combined for 44 points as the Cardinals, in their third season of Division I-A basketball, sent the Red Storm to its first home loss.

Wake 83, Coastal Carolina 77: Freshman Bryant Crawford scored 19, making a season-best five 3-pointers, and the host Demon Deacons held on for their fifth straight win. Codi Miller-McIntyre finished with 10 in his second game back from a broken foot for Wake Forest.

Women

NO. 10 OHIO ST. 90, PRINCETON 70: Ameryst Alston scored 27 and Kelsey Mitchell added 25 for the host Buckeyes (7-3). Ohio State has won three straight, outscoring opponents by an average of 24 points. Alston was 10-of-16 and had six assists.

No. 24 Michigan State 77, Northeastern 51: Aerial Powers had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the visiting Spartans (8-2), who won their fourth straight. The game was part of the Winter Showdown, with the men's teams playing this afternoon and the hockey teams squaring off tonight.

Tonight

FSU vs. Florida atlantic

5, Sunrise (Orange Bowl Classic)

Records: FSU 7-2, FAU 2-8

TV: Fox Sports Sun

USF vs. uab

7, Sun Dome Records: USF 3-8, UAB 7-3 TV/radio: Ch. 38; 820-AM

UF VS. OKLAHOMA STATE

8, Sunrise (Orange Bowl Classic) Records: UF 6-3, Oklahoma State 7-3 TV/radio: Fox Sports 1; 1250-AM

South Carolina (10-0) holds off Clemson 12/18/15 [Last modified: Friday, December 18, 2015 11:08pm]
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