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

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Jefferson and Gerald Henderson each scored 19 points, Marvin Williams had 18 and the Charlotte Hornets routed the Brooklyn Nets 115-91 last night in a key matchup in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Mo Williams added 14 points and a season-high 14 assists for the Hornets.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Aaliyah Whiteside scored 23, and Roddreka Rogers had a career-high 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead Georgia Tech women to an 80-53 win over Clemson in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament last night. Georgia Tech will face North Carolina in the second round today.

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Andrew Rowsey hit seven 3-pointers and scored 34 points to help UNC-Asheville beat Liberty 80-70 in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament last night. It was Rowsey’s third game of at least 34 points this season. Asheville will play Coastal Carolina in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Jerome Hill had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Tyrell Nelson added 15 and nine yesterday to help Gardner-Webb beat Campbell 72-64 in the opening round of the Big South Conference tournament. Harold McBride scored 15 and Adonis Burbage 10 for Gardner-Webb, which will play High Point in the quarterfinals tomorrow.