Here is the latest South Carolina sports news from The Associated Press
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kenny Kadji scored 12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to keep Miami perfect in Atlantic Coast Conference play after a 45-43 victory at Clemson on Sunday night. The Hurricanes finished with their fewest points of the season, and their high-scoring guard duo of Durand Scott and Shane Larkin were a combined 3-of-16 shooting for 10 points.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ashley Bruner had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and South Carolina rediscovered its defense in a 62-47 Southeastern Conference victory over Mississippi on Sunday. The Gamecocks rank fourth in the nation in scoring defense, holding opponents to 49.0 points per game, but were beaten 78-74 by Kentucky on Thursday night.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race. It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career. Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie says point guard Chelsea Gray will miss the rest of the regular season with a right knee injury. Speaking after the fifth-ranked Blue Devils' 81-70 win over Wake Forest on Sunday, McCallie said Gray suffered a dislocation.