Here is the latest South 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.

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Damarcus Harrison scored 16 points as Clemson topped Louisiana State 64-61 yesterday in the fifth-place game of the Paradise Jam. Clemson knocked down 7 of 8 free throws in the final 4 minutes and LSU’s Jordan Mickey missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris has had a wild run of success the past four seasons — except against rival South Carolina. The Tigers have set scoring in two of the previous three seasons since Morris arrived in January 2011 and averaged almost 38 points a game, yet they struggle against the Gamecocks.

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.