SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ryan Boatright had 19 points, Daniel Hamilton added 15, and Connecticut held off College of Charleston 65-57 in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off yesterday. Charleston got within four in the final minute, but couldn’t get any closer after losing big man Adjehi Baru to right leg injury.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Heralded freshman A’ja Wilson scored 18 points to lead South Carolina to a 99-41 win over Clemson last night. After a shaky debut that saw her fail to find a rhythm, Wilson led all scorers on 6-of-8 shooting. She also had five rebounds for the Gamecocks.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Terel Hall scored 15 points including a game-winning free throw in the final second to put Savannah State over Winthrop 59-58 last night. Keon Moore had 20 points and four rebounds for the Eagles.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Sindarius Thornwell scored 13 of his 14 points in the opening half as South Carolina built a double-digit lead and rolled to 69-45 victory over Cornell to close the opening round of the Charleston Classic last night. Mindaugas Kacinas had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his third career double-double.