MONDAY SPORTS: Tigers beat Gamecocks; Newberry headed to playoffs; Clemson climbs in BCS

Junior forward K.J. McDaniels had his first career double-double and scored a game-high 21 points to lead Clemson to a 71-57 victory over archrival South Carolina at Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday. The game was played before an announced crowd of 7,238. The win pushed Clemson’s record to 3-0 on the young season, while the loss dropped South Carolina to 1-2 overall.


The Newberry Wolves’ football team has earned the program’s second-ever berth to the NCAA Division II playoffs, as the team learned Sunday evening. Newberry (9-2) will be the fifth seed in Super Region II and will travel to fourth-seeded Carson-Newman (9-2) for the first round of the playoffs at noon on Saturday, November 23.


In the latest BCS standing released Sunday, Clemson climbs to #7, while South Carolina drops to #11, following a 19-14 win over Florida Saturday night. Alabama and Florida State remain the top two teams in the standings.


NFL Week 11:

Chicago Bears 23, Baltimore Ravens 20 (OT) — The game was suspended in the first quarter for nearly two hours and fans were evacuated from Soldier Field in Chicago because of torrential downpours and tornado warnings in the area.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41, Atlanta Falcons 28

Denver Broncos 27, Kansas City Chiefs 17 — Chiefs’ first loss of the season.

Tonight’s Monday Night Football game on ESPN:

New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers (8:30 p.m. ET)