Here is the latest South Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Blake Wheeler scored two goals and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 last night. Carolina lost for the second time in three games since winning four straight.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said he’ll shuffle several starters to prepare for Florida this weekend. Injured linebacker Skai Moore returns to the lineup, but will move to the middle with his replacement last game Jonathan Walton sliding over to the outside.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Gunner Kiel threw four touchdown passes, and freshman Andrew Gantz kicked a career-best 47-yard field goal with 15 seconds left last night, rallying Cincinnati to a 54-46 victory over East Carolina. East Carolina’s Shane Carden threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and ran 2 yards for a go-ahead score with 62 seconds left.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has denied an appeal by 2013 champion Greensboro Dudley to compete in the Class 4-A football playoffs after being barred for using ineligible players in last week’s regular-season finale. The NCHSAA’s board of directors upheld a ruling yesterday by its executive committee a day earlier.