NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tyrone Johnson’s three free throws with 0.7 seconds left gave South Carolina a wild 60-58 victory over Mississippi last night in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The 11th-seeded Gamecocks advanced to face No. 3 seed Georgia in today’s quarterfinal.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is looking for a few good backups. Deshaun Watson will be starter after becoming the face of the program despite being sidelined with injuries in his freshman debut season. Behind him, though, Clemson has a little-used backup Nick Schuessler and two freshmen — Kelly Bryant and Tucker Israel, who enrolled early.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Goligoski, Cody Eakin and Patrick Eaves each had a goal and an assist, sparking the Dallas Stars to a 5-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes last night. Kari Lehtonen needed to make only 16 saves to earn the victory in his 500th NHL game. Curtis McKenzie and Jason Demers also scored for Dallas, which led 3-1 after the first period.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets center Al Jefferson says that while his right calf is extremely sore, he’s relieved the injury isn’t more serious. Coach Steve Clifford says an MRI on the back of Jefferson’s upper calf and knee area yesterday proved negative.