STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State kicked guard Michael Weathers and forwards Maurice Calloo and Kentrevious Jones off the team Wednesday due to a violation of rules.
"We have a standard of behavior that we expect from everyone in our program, and we're going to move forward with the people who want to abide by those standards," coach Mike Boynton said in a statement. "I wish the others well as they move on."
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State has announced that graduate transfer guard Mike Cunningham is no longer with the basketball program.
The school made the announcement Tuesday in a news release.
Cunningham averaged 8.0 points and 1.1 assists in seven games for the Cowboys, but he hadn't played since Dec. 16 against Nebraska. Before this season, he played 96 games at USC Upstate and had 1,181 points and 281 assists in three seasons.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Zach Johnson and Christian Terrell combined to make 8 of 10 from 3-point range and score 44 points to help Florida Gulf Coast beat South Carolina Upstate 96-76 on Monday night in the first round of the ASUN Tournament.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wajid Aminu scored a career-high 29 points and Ivan Gandia-Rosa dished out a career-high 18 assists as North Florida came back to beat SC Upstate 109-100 on Thursday night.
SC Upstate controlled it for most of the first half, jumping out to a 34-20 lead in the first nine minutes. The Ospreys (12-17, 6-6 Atlantic Sun Conference) then took over using an 18-1 run in which they held SC Upstate to 0 for 8 from the field and forced 3 turnovers.
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.
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.
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.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Abayomi Iyiola had 12 points and 11 rebounds — his second double-double — and B.J. Glasford scored 18 points to help Stetson beat USC Upstate 87-69 on Saturday.
Glasford made 7 of 10 from the field, including four of Stetson's 14 3-pointers. Divine Myles and Angel Rivera had 11 points apiece and Luke Doyle scored 10 for the Hatters.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Anthony Tarke scored 21 points, capping an early 13-2 rally for the lead and NJIT never lost it, defeating South Carolina Upstate 98-87 on Saturday, winning its first Atlantic Sun Conference opener in the three seasons since joining the conference.
NJIT (8-8, 1-0) trailed 14-7 early when Shawndale Jones scored on a layup and a 3-pointer back-to-back, adding a free throw to convert a 4-point play, sparking the rally that put the Highlanders in the driver's seat.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Mike Cunningham scored a season-high 23 points and South Carolina Upstate beat Division II North Greenville 80-59 on Saturday.
Malik Moore added 20 points for the Spartans (5-11) who have lost seven of their last nine and have just one victory against Division I teams this season, an 88-78 win over Abilene Christian on Nov. 25.
SC Upstate trailed 20-17 with 7:26 left in the first half but rallied to take a 33-26 lead into intermission.
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, 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).
ASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ahmad Thomas had a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds, MaCio Teague scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and UNC Asheville used two big runs to pull away for an 82-70 win over South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday night.
Teague was 7-of-11 shooting, including a career-high tying six 3-pointers, and Jonathan Baehre had career highs of 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for UNC Ashville (5-2).
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.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Phlandrous Fleming Jr. knocked down 5 of 7 from 3-point range and scored 19 points to spark Charleston Southern to an 82-72 victory over South Carolina Upstate.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Yante Maten knows when the time is right to yell at his supporting cast, and this was not that time.
"One of the things a leader has to do is encourage, so I try my hardest to encourage my teammates," he said. "We started strong and we kind of dipped. I told everyone on the bench that we have to watch our energy level on the bench."
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.