Here is the latest South Carolina sports news from The Associated Press
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Liberty built a 17-point halftime lead, then held off a furious High Point rally for a 61-60 upset Thursday night in a Big South tournament quarterfinal. The Flames will play Gardner-Webb in Saturday's semifinals. Liberty, which never trailed, led 39-22 at halftime and by 19 early in the second half.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Torrey Craig scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures, and fifth-seeded South Carolina Upstate topped fourth-seeded Jacksonville 76-62 Thursday night in the opening round of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament. Ty Greene added 14 points, Ricardo Glenn 12, while Adrian Rodgers and Babtunde Olumuyima tallied 11 apiece for SC Upstate, which will play Mercer in the semifinals Saturday.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Devin Joint's tip-in with four seconds left, his only basket, gave South Carolina State a 62-60 upset of Delaware State Thursday night. The Bulldogs, who'd lost five straight and 20 of 21, got just their second MEAC win.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tashan Newsome scored 15 points and all five starters scored in double figures as Gardner-Webb defeated Campbell 71-57 Thursday night in the Big South Conference tournament quarterfinals. The Runnin' Bulldogs, who jumped ahead 16-4, led 34-26 at halftime.