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

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Blake Griffin had 22 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, Chris Paul had 22 points and a season-high 15 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the Charlotte Hornets their sixth straight loss 113-92 last night. Griffin was 10 of 23 from the field and finished one assist shy of a triple-double.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Mitchell Wilbekin and Cornelius Hudson scored 12 points each as Wake Forest shook off a slow start to beat Nicholls State 75-48 yesterday. Wilbekin hit 4 of 7 3-pointers, while Hudson was 2 of 5 from the field and 7 of 7 from the free-throw line.

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — James Sinclair slammed home a dunk with 23 seconds remaining in double overtime to secure Western Carolina’s 88-79 victory over Oakland last night. Sinclair, who finished with 20 points, made two free throws with 4:37 left in the second overtime to give the Catamounts a 76-74 lead.

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Frank Eaves scored a career-high 25 points, Chris Burgess added a career-high 20 and Appalachian State edged Hampton 82-74 last night in the first-ever meeting between the programs. Appalachian State opened with a 13-2 burst fueled by Eaves and Burgess and capped with a Jacob Lawson dunk.