• The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments
    July 01, 2011
    The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments In 2007-08, USC Upstate embarked on a new journey for its athletics program, transitioning its sports team from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. After four years of competing as a transitional member of Division I, Upstate is poised to receive full certification by the NCAA with all teams eligible for postseason play in NCAA and A-Sun championships.
  • Incoming Spartan Ty Greene Nets All-State Honors
    May 02, 2011
    Incoming Spartan Ty Greene Nets All-State Honors Incoming USC Upstate men’s basketball player Ty Greene (Knoxville, Tenn.) earned all-state honors after helping guide Bearden High School to a 35-3 record and a berth in the Class AAA State Championship Game.
  • Men’s Basketball Inks Three More for 2011-12
    April 29, 2011
    Men’s Basketball Inks Three More for 2011-12 After wrapping up its final season of transitional play the USC Upstate men’s basketball team announced today the addition of three players to its 2011-12 roster.
  • One for the Great One: Craig Named A-Sun Freshman of the Year
    March 01, 2011
    One for the Great One: Craig Named A-Sun Freshman of the Year After a stellar rookie campaign, Torrey Craig (Rock Hill, S.C.) has been named the Atlantic Sun’s Freshman of the Year, announced today by the conference office in Macon, Ga, and he is just the third freshman in program history to earn freshman honors.
  • Chavis Records Career Triple Number 200, but Spartans Fall on Senior Night
    February 28, 2011
    Chavis Records Career Triple Number 200, but Spartans Fall on Senior Night On Monday night, the USC Upstate men’s basketball program honored its two graduating seniors (Josh Chavis and Mezie Uzochukwu) with a pre-game ceremony, however the Spartans fell to Florida Gulf Coast, 81-65, inside the Hodge Center.
  • Chavis, Uzochukwu Look to End Careers on a High Note
    February 27, 2011
    Chavis, Uzochukwu Look to End Careers on a High Note The Spartans will close out the 2010-11 slate on Monday night when the host Florida Gulf Coast at 7:30 p.m. USC Upstate will also recognize its outgoing seniors, Josh Chavis and Mezie Uzochukwu, prior to tip-off against the Eagles.
  • Craig Tallies 20 Points as Spartans Spoil Campbell’s Senior Day
    February 26, 2011
    Craig Tallies 20 Points as Spartans Spoil Campbell’s Senior Day Torrey Craig (Rock Hill, S.C.) finished with a game-high 20 points as USC Upstate downed Campbell, 70-64, on Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Sun Conference action on Saturday afternoon inside the Pope Convocation Center.
  • The Last Hoorah: Spartans, Camels Set for Final A-Sun Battle
    February 25, 2011
    The Last Hoorah: Spartans, Camels Set for Final A-Sun Battle The USC Upstate men’s basketball team plays its final road game of the season tomorrow afternoon when it battles Campbell at 3:15 p.m. Saturday’s game will also be the final meeting for the Spartans and Camels as A-Sun foes as Campbell will officially join the Big South Conference on July 1, 2011.
  • Second-Half Surge Lifts Bruins Past Spartans
    February 19, 2011
    Second-Half Surge Lifts Bruins Past Spartans After USC Upstate cut the Bruin lead to just four, 38-34, with 16:32 remaining, the Bruins went on a 27-10 run over the next 8:21 to take a commanding 61-44 lead. From there, the Spartans would get no closer than 15 as Belmont claimed an 81-49 victory inside the Curb Event Center on Saturday night.
  • Spartans, Bruins Set for Saturday Night Battle
    February 18, 2011
    Spartans, Bruins Set for Saturday Night Battle The Spartans will close out their two-game swing through the city of Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday night as they square off against the Bruins of Belmont, tip-off is slated for 7:15 p.m. (CT).
  • Men’s Basketball Falls on Road at Lipscomb
    February 17, 2011
    Men’s Basketball Falls on Road at Lipscomb Torrey Craig (Rock Hill, S.C.) and Ricardo Glenn (Augusta, Ga.) each scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds, but Lipscomb shot 56.3% for the game, including a 61.9% clip in the second half en route to the 71-52 win inside Allen Arena on Thursday night.
  • Spartans Set for Music City Tour
    February 16, 2011
    Spartans Set for Music City Tour The USC Upstate men’s basketball team will begin a two-game road swing through the city of Nashville beginning with a Thursday night tilt at Lipscomb.
  • Glenn Tallies Career-Best 16 Points, but Spartans Fall to Dolphins
    February 13, 2011
    Glenn Tallies Career-Best 16 Points, but Spartans Fall to Dolphins Ricardo Glenn (Augusta, Ga./Richmond Academy) scored a career-best 16 points and picked up nine rebounds on Sunday, but it was not enough as USC Upstate fell to Jacksonville, 79-69, inside the Hodge Center.
  • Spartans, Dolphins Set for Sunday Matinee
    February 12, 2011
    Spartans, Dolphins Set for Sunday Matinee The USC Upstate men’s basketball team looks to snap a two-game skid as they welcome the Jacksonville Dolphins to the Hodge Center for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off.
  • Spartan Rally Comes Up Short in Loss to Ospreys
    February 11, 2011
    Spartan Rally Comes Up Short in Loss to Ospreys After falling behind by 17 points with 7:14 to play, the Spartans used an 15-2 run over the next 4:40 of action to cut the deficit to just four, however USC Upstate was unable to get any closer as North Florida claimed a 63-55 win inside the Hodge Center on Friday night.
  • Men’s Basketball to Host North Florida on Friday Night
    February 09, 2011
    Men’s Basketball to Host North Florida on Friday Night After going 1-1 on their most recent road trip, the Spartans return to the Hodge Center as they begin a two-game homestand with a pair of opponents from the River City. The Spartans welcome in former Peach Belt and current Atlantic Sun Conference foe North Florida (9-16, 6-8 A-Sun) to the Hodge Center on Friday night.
  • Spartan Rookies Rank Among A-Sun and Nation’s Best
    February 08, 2011
    Spartan Rookies Rank Among A-Sun and Nation’s Best USC Upstate men’s basketball freshmen Torrey Craig (Rock Hill, S.C./Great Falls), Babatunde Olumuyiwa (Athens, Ga./Clarke Central) and Ricardo Glenn (Augusta, Ga.) rank among the Atlantic Sun’s best. Craig and Olumuyiwa also find their names among the nation’s elite.
  • Spartans Fall to Hot-Shooting Eagles
    February 06, 2011
    Spartans Fall to Hot-Shooting Eagles Florida Gulf Coast had four players reach double figures on Sunday afternoon as the Eagles led wire to wire en route to the 70-38 win over the Spartans inside Alico Arena.
  • Men’s Basketball Set for Sunday Matinee at Florida Gulf Coast
    February 05, 2011
    Men’s Basketball Set for Sunday Matinee at Florida Gulf Coast After claiming a 13-point victory over Stetson in the A-Sun/CSS Game of the Week on Friday night, the Spartans travel farther south for a Sunday afternoon matinee against the Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast.
  • Spartans Down Hatters in A-Sun/CSS Game of the Week
    February 04, 2011
    Spartans Down Hatters in A-Sun/CSS Game of the Week On Friday night, four different Spartans reached double figures and helped USC Upstate claim a 72-59 win inside the Edmunds Center in the A-Sun/CSS Game of the week.
  • Spartans, Hatters Set to Battle in CSS Game of the Week
    February 02, 2011
    Spartans, Hatters Set to Battle in CSS Game of the Week After a come from behind victory over Kennesaw State on Monday night, the USC Upstate men’s basketball team will travel to DeLand, Fla., as they will battle the Stetson Hatters in the CSS Game of the Week.
  • Spartans End Month on High Note with Victory over Kennesaw State
    January 31, 2011
    Spartans End Month on High Note with Victory over Kennesaw State Less than a month ago freshman Torrey Craig (Rock Hill, S.C./Great Falls HS) posted his first career 20-point game at Kennesaw State with a career-best 25 points. On Monday night the Spartan rookie reached the 20-point plateau with a career-best 27 points to help lead USC Upstate to a 59-54 win over Kennesaw State on Monday night inside the Hodge Center.
  • Spartans to Wrap-up Five Game, 11 Day Stretch on Monday Night
    January 30, 2011
    Spartans to Wrap-up Five Game, 11 Day Stretch on Monday Night After suffering a 65-53 setback to Mercer on homecoming, the USC Upstate men’s basketball team will wrap-up a stretch of five games in 11 days on Monday night when they host Kennesaw State.
  • Bears Spoil Spartan Homecoming with Second Half Surge
    January 29, 2011
    Bears Spoil Spartan Homecoming with Second Half Surge After owning a three point halftime advantage, 28-25, and a game-high 17 points from Torrey Craig (Rock Hill, S.C./Great Falls HS), the Spartans could not hang on as Mercer rallied in the second half to claim a 65-53 victory on Saturday afternoon inside the Hodge Center.
  • Spartans, Bears Set for Homecoming Battle
    January 27, 2011
    Spartans, Bears Set for Homecoming Battle USC Upstate returns to the friendly confines of the Hodge Center on Saturday afternoon as it welcomes the Mercer Bears to wrap-up homecoming week at Upstate.
  • Spartans Unable to Complete Sweep of ETSU
    January 25, 2011
    Spartans Unable to Complete Sweep of ETSU As the Spartans begin their second round through their Atlantic Sun Conference slate, the Spartans were unable to pick up their first ever sweep of ETSU as the Bucs claimed a 67-52 victory inside the MSHA Athletic Center on Tuesday night.
  • Spartans Continue Whirlwind Adventure on Tuesday at ETSU
    January 24, 2011
    Spartans Continue Whirlwind Adventure on Tuesday at ETSU USC Upstate continues its hectic schedule of five games in 11 days as they travel to Johnson City, Tenn., for its first rematch game of the 2010-11 season as it is are scheduled to battle ETSU on Tuesday night.
  • First-Half Shooting Woes Doom Spartans on Sunday
    January 23, 2011
    First-Half Shooting Woes Doom Spartans on Sunday Lipscomb held USC Upstate to its lowest points total in any half this season as the Bisons led wire to wire in the 76-55 victory on Sunday afternoon inside the Hodge Center.
  • Spartans to Host Bisons in Sunday Afternoon Matinee
    January 22, 2011
    Spartans to Host Bisons in Sunday Afternoon Matinee After giving Belmont all they could handle on Friday night, the USC Upstate men’s basketball squad will return to action Sunday afternoon when they host Lipscomb (10-8, 5-4) inside the Hodge Center at 2:00 p.m.
  • Upstate, Florida Gulf Coast Doubleheader Make-up Date Announced
    January 21, 2011
    Upstate, Florida Gulf Coast Doubleheader Make-up Date Announced On January 10th, the USC Upstate men’s and women’s basketball teams had its games against Florida Gulf Coast postponed due to the accumulation of snow and ice in the Upstate. The games will be a doubleheader, taking place on Mon., Feb. 28th, with the women’s tip-off scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and the men’s game following at 7:30 p.m.
  • Spartans Valiant Effort Not Enough, Fall to Bruins, 67-62
    January 21, 2011
    Spartans Valiant Effort Not Enough, Fall to Bruins, 67-62 There is a reason games are not played on paper and Friday night’s game in the Hodge Center proved that fact. Entering Friday’s game the Belmont Bruins were averaging nearly 85 points per game and owned a margin of victory in league play of +29.0.
  • Spartans Set to Host First-Place Bruins on Friday Night
    January 19, 2011
    Spartans Set to Host First-Place Bruins on Friday Night The USC Upstate men’s basketball team will attempt to slow down the Belmont Bruins on Friday night in the first of two home games this weekend for the Spartans.
  • Craig’s 20-point Night Not Enough as Spartans Fall at North Florida
    January 15, 2011
    Craig’s 20-point Night Not Enough as Spartans Fall at North Florida Freshman Torrey Craig (Rock Hill, S.C./Great Falls HS) recorded his third 20-point game in the last 12 days, but it was not enough to lift the Spartans to victory on Saturday night. North Florida was able to hang on and claim the 65-59 victory inside the UNF Arena.
  • Upstate Prepared for River City Rumble Number Two
    January 14, 2011
    Upstate Prepared for River City Rumble Number Two Upstate is set for its second contest in the River City, but when the Spartans step on the court at North Florida they will be without head coach Eddie Payne, who left after Thursday night’s game to be with his family after the passing of his father-in-law.
  • Men’s Basketball Up-ended by Jacksonville in Overtime
    January 13, 2011
    Men’s Basketball Up-ended by Jacksonville in Overtime Despite holding Jacksonville to its second lowest scoring output of the season, the Dolphins claimed the victory on Thursday night inside the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
  • Cabin Fever: Spartans Set to Return to Action
    January 12, 2011
    Cabin Fever: Spartans Set to Return to Action Thursday night’s game marks the first for the Spartans since a 74-71 loss to Stetson inside the Hodge Center on Saturday afternoon. More than six inches of snow fell in the Upstate, followed by freezing rain, causing the USC Upstate men’s basketball team’s game against Florida Gulf Coast was postponed until a date yet to be determined.
  • Spartans, Eagles Set to Tangle on Monday Night
    January 09, 2011
    Spartans, Eagles Set to Tangle on Monday Night The USC Upstate men’s basketball team looks to bounce back from Saturday’s three-point loss at the hands of the Stetson Hatters as it welcomes the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles to the Hodge Center on Monday night.
  • Hatters Edge Spartans, 74-71, at the Hodge Center
    January 08, 2011
    Hatters Edge Spartans, 74-71, at the Hodge Center Torrey Craig (Rock Hill, S.C./Great Falls HS) scored a game-high 24 points, however, it wasn’t enough to lead USC Upstate past hot-shooting Stetson, as the Hatters sizzled the nets at a 60% clip (30-of-50) to escape with a 74-71 victory in Atlantic Sun basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Hodge Center.
  • Spartans Return Home to Face Stetson
    January 06, 2011
    Spartans Return Home to Face Stetson After a 23 day hiatus, the Spartans return home to play in the Hodge Center for the first time since Dec. 16, when the USC Upstate (2-12, 1-3 A-Sun) fell to Campbell 67-60. Upstate cut a 19-point Campbell lead to just three with 34 seconds remaining, but the Camels hit four free throws in the final half-minute to claim the seven point win.
  • Hash stepping up his game
    January 05, 2011
    Hash stepping up his game As a high school senior last year, Chandler Hash was among the state’s top basketball players. He led the Greer Yellow Jackets to the AAA state title game as a junior and to 25 consecutive wins as a senior.
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