Chavis, Uzochukwu Look to End Careers on a High Note
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – 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.
Upstate closed out its road slate and snapped a five-game skid with a 70-64 win at Campbell on Saturday afternoon. Torrey Craig led the Spartans with 20 points against the Camels, he had just five in the first 20 minutes.
Upstate also received strong performances from Josh Chavis and Mezie Uzochukwu. Chavis, playing in his first game since suffering a hamstring injury against Jacksonville on Feb. 13, scored 14 points and connected on four of his seven three point attempts. Meanwhile, Uzochukwu recorded his seventh career double-double after scoring 13 points while grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds.
• Redshirt freshman Ricardo Glenn scored a game high 12 points against Belmont and finished the music city swing averaging 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per outing.
• Freshman Torrey Craig had just five points at halftime, but finished with 20 points as the Spartans downed Campbell, 70-64 on Saturday afternoon.
• Senior Josh Chavis sank four three pointers at Campbell and now needs just three triples to become the third player in school history to hit 200 or more in a career.
• Senior Mezie Uzochukwu scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds as he secured his seventh career double-double on Saturday at Campbell.
• Freshman Babatunde Olumuyiwa has 67 blocks on the season putting him third in the single-season record books.
Today's Opponent – Florida Gulf Coast
Florida Gulf Coast had its three-game win streak snapped on Saturday night when North Florida claimed a 53-51 in Fort Myers, Fla.
FGCU's streak started with a 47-39 win over Campbell on Feb. 19. The Eagles then posted a four-point win over Stetson (Feb. 21) and a one-point win against Jacksonville (Feb. 24).
Anthony Banks leads the team in both points (14.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg). Meanwhile, rookie Christophe Varidel ranks second on the team in scoring at 11.3 ppg.