CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Christian Keeling had 22 points as Charleston Southern defeated South Carolina Upstate 71-52 in the first round of the Big South Conference Tourney on Tuesday...
CSU and USC Upstate meet in Big South tourney
No. 11 seed South Carolina Upstate (6-25, 1-16) vs. No. 6 seed Charleston Southern (15-14, 9-7)
Big South Conference Tourney First Round, Buccaneer Fieldhouse, Charleston, South Carolina;...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Jermaine Marrow had 30 points as Hampton rolled past South Carolina Upstate 92-71 on Saturday.
Akim Mitchell scored a career-high 26 points and had six rebounds for...
Clemons scores 32 to lift Campbell over SC-Upstate 85-73
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons had 32 points as Campbell topped South Carolina Upstate 85-73 on Wednesday night.
Ja'Cor Nelson had 17 points for Campbell (18-11, 11-4 Big South...
USC Upstate looks to end streak vs Campbell
Campbell (17-11, 10-4) vs. South Carolina Upstate (6-23, 1-14)
G.B. Hodge Center, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
Keeling leads Charleston Southern over SC Upstate 92-60
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Christian Keeling tallied 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Charleston Southern to a 92-60 win over South Carolina Upstate on Thursday night.
Longwood rallies past South Carolina Upstate in OT, 83-79
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jaylon Wilson's layup put Longwood in front midway through overtime and the Lancers made just enough free throws to hold off South Carolina Upstate 83-79 in a Big South Conference battle Saturday afternoon.
Jones lifts UNC-Asheville past SC-Upstate 57-53
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones had 17 points off the bench to lead UNC-Asheville to a 57-53 win over South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday night, snapping the Bulldogs' 15-game road losing streak.
Devon Baker had 16 points for UNC-Asheville (4-22, 2-10 Big South Conference). Jalen Seegars added seven rebounds. Cress Worthy had six rebounds for the visiting team.
Holmes, Moore lift USC Upstate to 1st conference win 80-63
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Deion Holmes scored 20 points, Malik Moore 16 and Everette Hammond 14 as USC Upstate broke a lengthy losing streak in a big way Saturday, running away from Longwood 80-63.
The Spartans hadn't won since December 29 against an NAIA foe, and had dropped eight straight.
Smith scores 23, Winthrop rallies to beat USC Upstate
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Nych Smith scored 23 points and Winthrop dominated the second half to defeat South Carolina Upstate 82-72 on Saturday.
After trailing by eight at halftime, Winthrop outscored the Spartans 43-25 in the second half. Winthrop first took the second-half lead, 54-53, when Kyle Zunic's 3-pointer capped a 15-6 run with 14:17 remaining. Later, the Eagles went up 62-61 on a layup by Smith with 8:27 remaining and Winthrop led the rest of the game.
Polite Jr., Jones lift Radford past SC-Upstate 79-72
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. and Carlik Jones scored 16 points apiece as Radford beat South Carolina Upstate 79-72 on Thursday night.
Polite sank 6 of 10 shots to help the Highlanders shoot 56 percent from the floor for the game and he added seven rebounds. Jones notched six assists. Travis Fields Jr. added 15 points for the Highlanders, while Donald Hicks hit three 3-pointers and scored 13. Radford (10-6, 2-0 Big South Conference) snapped a five-game road losing streak.
Presbyterian holds off SC Upstate 64-61 for 3rd straight win
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Francois Lewis scored 16 points, Cory Hightower had 13 points and eight rebounds and Presbyterian beat Big South newcomer South Carolina Upstate 64-61 on Saturday in a conference opener.
With PC ahead by three, Hightower' shot in the paint rolled out and USC Upstate got it to midcourt to call a timeout with 18.9 seconds left. The Spartans passed it around the arc and Deion Holmes' long 3-pointer hit the back of the iron.
Cole has 16 points as Georgia Tech beats USC Upstate 79-63
ATLANTA (AP) — Evan Cole scored a career-high 16 points, Michael Devoe matched his high with 14, and Georgia Tech pulled away with a 9-0 run that started in the closing minutes of the opening half to beat South Carolina Upstate 79-63 on Wednesday night.
Georgia Tech (8-5) led the full second half in its final warmup for its Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Wake Forest.
USC Upstate beats NAIA-member Truett-McConnell 85-54
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Deion Holmes scored 16 points, Pat Welch added 12 points on four 3-pointers and South Carolina Upstate beat NAIA-member Truett-McConnell 85-54 on Wednesday.
USC Upstate led 40-22 at halftime, scored 11 of the first 19 points of the second half and led by 20 or more points for the final 5:47 of the game. The Spartans had five players finish in double figures for the first time this season.
Holmes, South Carolina Upstate hold off South Carolina State
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Deion Holmes scored a season-high 35 and made the go-ahead basket on a 3-pointer with 1:31 left in the game to help South Carolina Upstate beat South Carolina State 88-84 on Saturday.
Holmes' 3-pointer made it 82-80 for the Spartans (3-8) and Dalvin White hit another 3 on the next possession to extend the lead to 85-81 with 43 seconds left. White split a pair of free throws with 20.4 seconds left and Holmes made both with 9.7 seconds left to push the lead back to four.
South Carolina Upstate beats Western Michigan 71-66
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Deion Holmes scored 25 points and South Carolina Upstate snapped a five-game skid, beating Western Michigan 71-66 on Saturday.
Holmes was 10 of 16 from the field including four from long range for the Spartans (2-6). Malik Moore added 18 points with 10 rebounds, two blocks and four steals and Brandon Martin had 16 points.
Gardner-Webb downs South Carolina Upstate 74-61
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Jose Perez scored 17 points with six rebounds and Eric Jamison, Jr., scored 16 with 11 rebounds and Gardner-Webb beat South Carolina Upstate 74-61 on Wednesday night.
DJ Laster added 13 points and David Efianayi scored 11 points for Gardner-Webb, which wrapped up an eight-game road trip for November.
McSwiggan scores 17; Portland cruises past USC Upstate 73-56
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josh McSwiggan opened the game with a 3-point basket from the right wing, made three more in 21 minutes and scored 17 points as Portland cruised past USC Upstate 73-56 Wednesday night in the opening game of the Portland Classic.
McSwiggan scored 14 of his points in the first half as 12 Pilots (4-2) saw game time. Marcus Shaver, Jr. added 13 points, JoJo Walker 11 and Theo Akwuba grabbed 11 rebounds.
South Carolina uses big run to outlast SC Upstate 65-52
South Carolina used a 20-0 run to get and stay ahead of SC Upstate in a 65-52 season-opening win Tuesday at Colonial Life Arena.
The Gamecocks, featuring reigning SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year Chris Silva and nine newcomers, struggled to play consistently on each end of the floor. Upstate, playing without star Deion Holmes, didn't score for over 10 minutes in the first half as a quick 9-2 lead vanished.
Jones leads balanced NJIT into A Sun quarterfinals 76-67
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Shawndale Jones scored 13 points, four players reached double figures and NJIT defeated South Carolina Upstate 76-67 Thursday night to clinch fourth place in the Atlantic Sun Conference and host the school's first ever quarterfinal playoff game next week.
Harris’ double-double helps Jacksonville beat USC Upstate
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Devin Harris had his fourth double-double of the season and Jalyn Hinton scored 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting to help Jacksonville beat USC Upstate 82-70 on Saturday night to end a four-game skid.
Harris made 7 of 11 from the field and finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Jace Hogan had 18 points, Tanner Rubio scored 13 and Antwon Clayton added 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks for Jacksonville (13-17, 7-6 Atlantic Sun).
FGCU clinches A-Sun title with 88-71 win over SC Upstate
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — RaySean Scott scored a career-high 21 points and Florida Gulf Coast became the first team in the country this season to clinch a league title, beating South Carolina Upstate 88-71 on Saturday.
FGCU (20-8, 11-0 Atlantic Sun) roared back from a 44-29 halftime deficit and outscored the Spartans 59-27 after halftime on 73-percent shooting. The Eagles, winners of 13 straight, shot 24 of 33 after intermission while USC Upstate was 9 of 34 after the break.
Holmes scores 34 points, leads SC Upstate over Stetson 91-79
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Deion Holmes scored 34 points to lead South Carolina Upstate to a 91-79 victory over Stetson on Thursday night.
SC Upstate (7-20, 2-8 Atlantic Sun Conference) snapped a five-game losing skid. Stetson (10-17, 2-8) has lost eight straight.
Holmes was 13 of 21 from the field. Malik Moore added 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting, and Ramel Thompkins made five 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for the Spartans.
Kennesaw State finishes sweep of USC Upstate, 93-69
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — James Scott hit 5 3-pointers and totaled 30 points as Kennesaw State picked up its second win over USC Upstate in eight days, this time posting a 93-69 rout in the Atlantic Sun Conference rematch on Saturday.
A week ago Anthony Wilson hit the game-winner with 1.4 seconds left for an 81-80 win at Spartanburg.
Lipscomb outlasts USC Upstate 110-106 in 2OT
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Rob Marberry had a career-high 38 points to go with nine rebounds on Monday night and Lipscomb escaped at USC Upstate with a 110-106 win in double overtime.
Marberry's layup with 41 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Bisons (15-8, 5-3 Atlantic Sun) the lead for good at 107-106. Garrison Mathews made 3 of 4 free throws from there to help Lipscomb secure the win.
Wilson’s late jumper puts Kennesaw St. over SC Upstate 81-80
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Anthony Wilson scored 22 points including a jumper with two seconds left to give Kennesaw State an 81-80 victory over South Carolina Upstate on Saturday.
Wilson's game-winner for the Owls (6-16, 2-5 Atlantic Sun) came after South Carolina Upstate's Malik Moore hit two free throws for the lead with 16 seconds left.
Marberry, Lipscomb beat USC Upstate 92-78
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Marberry had 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting and eight rebounds, Kenny Cooper added 16 points and Lipscomb beat USC Upstate 92-78 on Wednesday night.
Marberry scored 16 points in the first half and Lipscomb closed on a 10-0 run for a 42-29 lead.
Horchler scores 31, North Florida romps at SC Upstate 100-80
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Noah Horchler poured in 31 points as five players scored 13 or better in North Florida's 100-80 defeat of South Carolina Upstate Saturday.
Horchler made 10 of 16 shots, both 3-point attempts, converted 9 of 10 at the line and pulled down 13 rebounds for North Florida (9-13, 3-2 Atlantic Sun).
Cunningham, Holmes lead USC Upstate past Jacksonville 91-85
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Mike Cunningham scored 14 of his 26 points in the final seven minutes to help USC Upstate pull away and beat Jacksonville 91-85 on Thursday night in its Atlantic Sun Conference home opener.
Deion Holmes scored 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting to lead USC Upstate (6-15, 1-3), which shot 57 percent from the field and snapped a four-game losing skid. Cunningham was 10 of 16 and made six of the Spartans' 11 3-pointers.
Holmes scores 25, USC Upstate tops Coastal Georgia 83-75
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Deion Holmes scored 25 points, Malik Moore had 13 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, and South Carolina Upstate beat NAIA Coastal Georgia 83-75 on Monday.
Holmes made a 3-pointer with 4:29 remaining to push Upstate's lead to 74-62 but Coastal Georgia answered with an 8-0 run.
Jacksonville State beats SC Upstate 77-61
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Malcolm Drumwright scored 13 points, Christian Cunningham had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Jacksonville State never trailed in beating South Carolina Upstate 77-61 on Saturday.
Jamall Gregory scored 12 with eight assists and four steals, Jason Burnell scored 12, Norbertas Giga added 11 with 10 rebounds, and Marlon Hunter had 11 points for the Gamecocks (8-3).
Amigo powers Denver past SC Upstate 84-69
DENVER (AP) — Daniel Amigo scored 21 points with 10-for-12 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Denver to an 84-69 win over South Carolina Upstate on Saturday.
Joe Rosga added 14 points and Jake Pemberton and Christian Mackey had 10 points apiece for Denver (5-5), which finished with a season-high 67 percent shooting from the field. The Pioneers had 24 assists on their 35 field goals, hit 8 of 12 from long range and were 6 for 11 from the line.
Holmes scores 24; South Carolina Upstate beats Paine 79-59
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Deion Holmes scored 24 points to lead South Carolina Upstate to a 79-59 victory over Division II Paine on Monday night.
Holmes shot 9 of 18 from the field and made three 3-pointers. Mike Cunningham added 17 points for South Carolina Upstate (2-3). Ramel Thompkins, who scored a career-high 26 points in a 10-point loss to Charleston Southern on Saturday, had just 12 points on 3-of-11 shooting from the floor.
Moore, Span lead Upstate past Allen 85-66
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Malik Moore scored 18 points, Jure Span added 17 and South Carolina Upstate defeated NAIA Allen University 85-66 on Sunday.
Deion Holmes added 13 points and Mike Cunningham had 12 for the Spartans (1-1) to help new coach Kyle Perry get his first win. Ramel Thompkins had 12 rebounds with Upstate posting a plus-17 on the boards, including 16-6 on the offensive end.
Kennesaw State advances with 80-78 win over USC Upstate
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Kendrick Ray scored 24 points, Aubrey Williams dropped in the go-ahead layup and No. 5 seed Kennesaw State held off fourth-seeded South Carolina-Upstate for an 80-78 win in the Atlantic Sun quarterfinals Monday night.
Stetson snaps losing streak, beats USC Upstate 83-72
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Divine Myles had 22 points, Derick Newton scored 16 and Stetson snapped a three-game skid with an 83-72 win over South Carolina Upstate on Thursday night.
Leo Goodman added 11 points for the Hatters (11-18, 3-9 Atlantic Sun), who had their largest lead at 60-39 with 11:40 to go. The Spartans (17-12, 7-5) had a 12-1 run from that point but never cut the deficit to single digits.
Holmes, Cunningham each score 24 in USC Upstate’s victory
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Deion Holmes and Mike Cunningham scored 24 points each and South Carolina Upstate defeated Stetson 97-86 on Saturday.
SC Upstate pulls away late to beat Jacksonville 73-66
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Philip Whittington scored 14 points and had 13 rebounds, and Michael Buchanan, Deion Holmes and Jure Span each scored 11 as South Carolina Upstate beat Jacksonville 73-66 Saturday.
Whittington made two free throws putting South Carolina Upstate (11-8, 1-1 Atlantic Sun) up 63-62 with 4:02 to go and the Spartans never trailed again.
Buchanan has 24 and 15, SC Upstate downs NJIT 75-65.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Michael Buchanan scored 24 points and tied his career high with 15 rebounds for his ninth double-double this season and South Carolina Upstate won its fourth straight, opening Atlantic Sun play with a 75-65 win over NJIT on Saturday.
Mike Cunningham added 13 points and Josh Cuthbertson 12 for the Spartans (11-7).
Cunningham hits 4 3s, scores 24; SC Upstate beats UMKC 84-75
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Cunningham made 4 of 7 from 3-point range and finished with a career-high 24 points and South Carolina Upstate rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Missouri-Kansas City 84-75 on Monday night.
Malik Moore added 15 points and nine rebounds while Michael Buchanan had 12 and 12 — his eighth double-double this season and third in the last four games.
Cunningham hits late bucket, SC Upstate comes back for win
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mike Cunningham nailed the winning bucket, a 3-point jumper, with seven seconds left as South Carolina Upstate knocked off Charleston Southern 79-77 on Saturday night.
Cunningham split a pair of free throws in the last second to secure the win.
Charleston Southern's Patrick Wallace hit a trey with 21 seconds remaining to give the Buccaneers a 77-75 lead, but they could not hold off Cunningham, who made all four attempts from beyond the arc to total 21 points.
SC Upstate pulls away from Ashville 73-57 behind Teague
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ahmad Thomas scored 18 points, MaCio Teague had 16 and UNC Ashville pulled away down the stretch to defeat SC Upstate 73-57 on Thursday night.
Teague scored all 16 of his points in the second half, hitting all six of his shots, including four 3-pointers, as the Bulldogs (1-2) outscored the Spartans (1-2) 47-27 after the break.
Holmes sparks SC Upstate past Div-II Mars Hill, 91-66
VALLEY FALLS, S.C. (AP) — Deion Holmes came off the bench to score 21 points and Josh Cuthbertson added 10 points and 10 assists as South Carolina Upstate picked up its first win of the season by cruising past Division II Mars Hill, 91-66 on Monday night.