Top 25 roundup:
Perkins completed 22 of 31 passes for 208 yards and ran for 81 yards as the Cavaliers ended the ACC’s longest bowl drought. Zaccheaus, named the game’s Most Outstanding Player, had 12 catches for 100 yards.
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a $50,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. Missouri is paying the $50,000. Half will go to a nonprofit foundation that Staley co-founded. The other half will go to Staley’s attorneys.
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her women’s basketball program will continue its winning ways, albeit it will look a bit different than it has. Gone are dominant post players A’ja Wilson and Alaina Coates. South Carolina’s strength will focus in the backcourt with returners like Tyasha Harris and transfer Te’a Cooper.
South Carolina’s top scorer and rebounder Chris Silva has decided to enter the NBA draft. Silva plans to go through the draft camp process, but won’t hire an agent. By not hiring an agent, Silva could return to the Gamecocks for his senior season. South Carolina coach Frank Martin says Silva’s work the past three years gives him the chance to see how he stacks up in the draft process. The 6-foot-9 Silva averaged 14 points and eight rebounds last season
South Carolina star A’ja Wilson is chronicling her path from the end of her college career to the start of her WNBA career, including getting drafted. She’s projected as the top pick to Las Vegas in Thursday’s draft.
Crystal Dangerfield led the way as top-seeded UConn routed No. 2 South Carolina 94-65 on Monday night to reach the national semifinals for a record 11th consecutive year.
That the upstate New York crowd wasn’t rooting for South Carolina didn’t matter one bit to A’ja Wilson. Her imposing presence inside and her booming voice proved enough for the Gamecocks to escape Buffalo.
A’ja Wilson helped eighth-ranked South Carolina become the first Southeastern Conference women’s program to win four consecutive tournament titles Sunday, snapping the nation’s longest winning streak at 32 with a 62-51 upset of No. 2 Mississippi State.
President Donald Trump on Friday college sports champions at the White House, hailing the players as “great athletes.”