USC Upstate Hosts Kennesaw State, Lipscomb during Two-Game Homestand

USC Upstate Hosts Kennesaw State, Lipscomb during Two-Game Homestand

Kennesaw State Game Notes (.pdf)

Lipscomb Game Notes (.pdf)

Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men's basketball team is back at home for the next two games, being played over the course of three days, when it hosts the Kennesaw State Owls and Lipscomb Bisons in back-to-back ASUN games from the Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.

USC Upstate kicks off its homestand on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. against Kennesaw State and follows on Monday evening with Lipscomb at 7 p.m. The Spartans are playing Lipscomb for the second time in six days after traveling to Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday.

Mike Cunningham registered his 11th career game with at least 20 points against Lipscomb on Wednesday as USC Upstate had three players score in double-figures led by Cunningham's 20. Ramel Thompkins added 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds while Deion Holmes contributed 12. The Spartans limited Lipscomb to just 4-of-20 shooting (20.0 percent) behind the 3-point line.

Kennesaw State currently sits at 5-16 on the season and 1-5 in league play after defeating Stetson 95-81 on Jan. 18. James Scott leads the team in scoring at 16.2 points per game while Jordan Jones contributes 4.9 rebounds per contest. The Owls are under the direction of third-year head coach Al Skinner.

Lipscomb is 13-8 for the year and 3-3 against conference opponents. The Bisons are led offensively by Garrison Matthews with 22.1 points per game while Eli Pepper contributes a team-leading 7.7 rebounds per game. Lipscomb is led by fifth-year head coach Casey Alexander.

USC Upstate leads the all-time series over Kennesaw State 23-14 but trail the Bisons 12-9.

Fans can follow the action on www.upstatespartans.com via live stats. The games are being streamed on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Updates will also be posted on the USC Upstate men's basketball Twitter page (@UpstateMB).

The Spartans travel to Kennesaw State on Saturday, Feb. 3 for a 4:30 p.m. tip off at the KSU Convocation Center.

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