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

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rookie Rodney Hood set a career high for the second time in three games with 24 points, and the Utah Jazz extended their season-best win streak to six games with a 94-66 victory over the Charlotte Hornets last night. Lance Stephenson led the Hornets with 17 points off the bench. Al Jefferson finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have announced they’ve signed former Kansas City Chiefs safety Kurt Coleman to a two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal yesterday weren’t released. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Coleman has started 32 games during his five-year NFL career.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for a second straight year — and this time the Gamecocks get to host a couple of games. The Southeastern Conference champion Gamecocks are atop the Greensboro Region and open Friday against No. 16 seed Savannah State.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Jamie Dick has been diagnosed with diabetes after reporting dizziness and fatigue at Phoenix International Raceway. Dick, the owner and driver for Viva Motorsports in the Xfinity Series, was treated after Saturday’s race in the infield care center.