• 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.
  • Upstate Falls at Elon in First Round of WBI
    March 17, 2011
    Upstate Falls at Elon in First Round of WBI Elon, N.C. – Despite four Spartans scoring in double figures, USC Upstate could not contain Elon’s Ali Ford as the sophomore guard scored 35 points to lead the Phoenix to a 103-72 victory in the first round of the Women’s Basketball invitational Thursday night in Alumni Gymnasium.
  • Spartans Open Play in the WBI Thursday at Elon
    March 16, 2011
    Spartans Open Play in the WBI Thursday at Elon Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team, fresh off receiving the university’s first-ever big to a national postseason tournament, will return to the court for the first time in 18 days when it travels to Elon, N.C., to play Elon in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The Spartans are 1-1 all-time against Elon, but have not played since a 79-63 victory in Spartanburg on Dec. 8, 1992.
  • Upstate Earns WBI Bid, Plays at Elon Thursday
    March 14, 2011
    Upstate Earns WBI Bid, Plays at Elon Thursday Spartanburg, S.C. – Two weeks after ending the regular season with a 17-12 record and its second-straight third-place finish in the A-Sun standings, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will extend its season after earning its first national postseason tournament berth as part of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The 16-team tournament field was announced Monday evening and the Spartans will travel to Burlington, N.C., to play at Elon Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in the first round.
  • Upstate Women's Hoops: Making the Case for Postseason Play
    March 08, 2011
    Upstate Women's Hoops: Making the Case for Postseason Play Spartanburg, S.C. - Following a second-straight season when the Spartans finished third in the A-Sun, USC Upstate has made a strong case to be considered for postseason play. The A-Sun has jumped on board to promote the Spartans' efforts to garner a postseason berth.
  • McMillan Named A-Sun Player of the Year, Copney Second Team All-Conference
    March 01, 2011
    McMillan Named A-Sun Player of the Year, Copney Second Team All-Conference Spartanburg, S.C. – A day after she hit a three-pointer with four seconds on the clock to beat Florida Gulf Coast in the regular season finale, USC Upstate senior post player Chelsea McMillan was named the A-Sun Player of the Year, announced the conference on Tuesday.
  • McMillan's Three-Pointer Lifts Upstate Over Florida Gulf Coast
    February 28, 2011
    McMillan's Three-Pointer Lifts Upstate Over Florida Gulf Coast Spartanburg, S.C. - On a night when Chelsea McMillan may have played her last game in a USC Upstate uniform, she certainly left the Hodge Center faithful with a lasting memory when she nailed a three-pointer with four seconds to play to lift Upstate to a thrilling come-from-behind victory, 75-74, to close out the A-Sun women's basketball regular season Monday night.
  • Upstate Closes Out Season at Home Monday Against FGCU
    February 27, 2011
    Upstate Closes Out Season at Home Monday Against FGCU Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will close out the 2010-11 regular season Monday evening when it plays host to regular season champion Florida Gulf Coast at 5:00 in the Hodge Center. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Jan. 10, but a large snowstorm caused the game to be postponed until Monday night. FGCU owns a 5-1 lead in the series that dates back to when both schools made the jump to NCAA Division I in 2007. The Eagles took a 70-59 victory over the Spartans in Ft. Myers on Feb. 5, while Upstate took a victory the last time the teams met in Spartanburg.
  • Spartans Drop Road Finale at Campbell
    February 26, 2011
    Spartans Drop Road Finale at Campbell Senior forward Chelsea McMillan (East Gasden, Fla.) posted game highs in points (32) and rebounds (12) as she finished with her 17th double of the season. McMillan’s strong effort was not enough as Campbell shot 57.4% from the floor and led wire to wire on Saturday en route to the 98-70 victory inside the Pope Convocation Center.
  • Upstate Hits the Road One Last Time in 2010-11
    February 25, 2011
    Upstate Hits the Road One Last Time in 2010-11 Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will hit the road one last time when it travels to Buies Creek, N.C., Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. tip at Campbell. The Spartans will look to extend its road winning streak to three games, while Campbell will look to end its two-game losing streak overall. Campbell owns a 4-3 in the all-time series, though Upstate has won the last two meetings.
  • Copney Comes Up Big in Win at Lipscomb
    February 21, 2011
    Copney Comes Up Big in Win at Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. – For the second year in a row, USC Upstate traveled to Nashville, Tenn., and swept games against Belmont and Lipscomb. On Monday night, Tee’Ara Copney made the difference, scoring a game-high 28 points and nailing four free throws in the final 19 seconds to lift the Spartans to an 81-76 victory of Lipscomb in A-Sun women’s basketball action.
  • Upstate Looks for Second-Straight Music City Sweep
    February 20, 2011
    Upstate Looks for Second-Straight Music City Sweep Nashville, Tenn. - The USC Upstate women’s basketball team looks to secure its second-straight sweep in Nashville, Tenn., when it takes to the court Monday night at Lipscomb. Last season, Upstate staked wins at Belmont and Lipscomb. The Spartans took a 63-53 victory over Belmont on Saturday and a win Monday night would secure back-to-back sweeps in the Music City. Upstate owns a 5-2 lead in the all-time series with Lipscomb and has won the last three meetings with the Lady Bisons.
  • Upstate Holds Belmont at Bay for Third-Straight Win
    February 19, 2011
    Upstate Holds Belmont at Bay for Third-Straight Win Nashville, Tenn. – USC Upstate scored its final 13 points from the free throw line and held off Belmont to take a 63-53 victory at the Curb Event Center Saturday evening in the first of two games on the road trip to Music City this weekend.
  • Upstate Looks to Hit the High Note in Nashville
    February 18, 2011
    Upstate Looks to Hit the High Note in Nashville Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate returns to the hardwood Saturday evening when it travels to Nashville, Tenn., to take on Belmont at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time, 5:00 p.m. Central time. The Spartans claimed a 69-51 victory over the Bruins on Jan. 22 in Spartanburg and have won each of the last three contests in the series. Belmont does hold a one-game edge in the series, leading 4-3 all-time.
  • Spartans Hold Off Ospreys, Wallace Reigns as Three-Point Queen
    February 14, 2011
    Spartans Hold Off Ospreys, Wallace Reigns as Three-Point Queen Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate jumped out to a 20-point lead in the second half and watched as North Florida cut the lead to four late in the game, but the Spartans steadied the ship and held on for a 78-65 victory over the Ospreys Monday night in A-Sun women’s basketball action in the Hodge Center. Upstate’s Kendra Wallace also took sole possession of the school’s all-time three-point shooting record along the way.
  • Spartans Host Pink Zone, Senior Night Monday Against UNF
    February 13, 2011
    Spartans Host Pink Zone, Senior Night Monday Against UNF Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will host its Pink Zone women’s basketball game Monday night when North Florida comes to the Hodge Center for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off. The Pink Zone game will help raise funds in the battle against cancer with all donations given locally to the Gibbs Cancer Center. Several activities are planned for the game to help raise funds for cancer research. Cancer survivors will be honored at the game and a ceremonial tip-off will proceed the start of the game. Upstate will honor three seniors - Sharniece Wadelington, Kim Pitman and Chelsea McMillan - prior to the start of the game as well.
  • Upstate Plays Host to Jacksonville Saturday
    February 12, 2011
    Upstate Plays Host to Jacksonville Saturday Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will look to return to its winning ways when it plays host to Jacksonville Saturday afternoon at 4:30 in the Hodge Center. The Spartans are on a two-game losing streak and will look to avenge an 87-75 loss at Jacksonville on Jan. 17 in Jacksonville, Fla. The series between the schools, which dates back to the 2007-08 season when Upstate entered the A-Sun and Division I, is tied at 3-3, though Upstate has won three of the last four meetings.
  • Wallace Ties Upstate's All-Time Three-Point Record, Spartans Down Dolphins
    February 12, 2011
    Wallace Ties Upstate's All-Time Three-Point Record, Spartans Down Dolphins Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate junior guard Kendra Wallace nailed three three-pointers to help the Spartans claim a 72-68 victory over Jacksonville in an A-Sun women’s basketball tilt in the Hodge Center Saturday evening. With the three three-pointers, she moved into a tie for the all-time record at Upstate.
  • Pink is In...Pink Zone 2011
    February 08, 2011
    Pink is In...Pink Zone 2011 Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate Athletics and the women’s basketball program will host a Pink Zone game on Monday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hodge Center against the University of North Florida to help raise awareness in the battle against cancer.
  • Spartans Rally, But Can't Complete Comeback at Stetson
    February 07, 2011
    Spartans Rally, But Can't Complete Comeback at Stetson DeLand, Fla. – USC Upstate rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to take the lead late, but Stetson scored the game’s final five points to ruin the Spartans’ comeback attempt and took an 80-76 victory Monday night in A-Sun women’s basketball action in the Edmunds Center.
  • Spartans Look for Revenge Over Stetson
    February 06, 2011
    Spartans Look for Revenge Over Stetson DeLand, Fla. - After Upstate took home wins over East Tennessee State and Campbell to open A-Sun play in the Hodge Center in December, Stetson came to Spartanburg on Jan. 8 and took a 74-65 victory, dealing the Spartans their first and only home conference loss of the season. Upstate will look to avenge the home loss Monday night when it travels to DeLand, Fla., to take on the Hatters at 7:00 p.m . in the Edmunds Center. The all-time series, which dates back to the 2007-08 season, is tied at 3-3 after Stetson’s win in January. Prior to that, Upstate had won three of the last four meetings.
  • Upstate Falls on the Road at FGCU
    February 05, 2011
    Upstate Falls on the Road at FGCU Ft. Myers, Fla. – USC Upstate’s Chelsea McMillan turned in a strong game, but the Spartans fell victim to an early second half run as Florida Gulf Coast claimed a 70-59 victory in A-Sun women’s basketball action Saturday night in Alico Arena.
  • Upstate Heads South, Takes on FGCU Saturday Night
    February 04, 2011
    Upstate Heads South, Takes on FGCU Saturday Night Ft. Myers, Fla. - USC Upstate heads back to the hardwood Saturday night for the first meeting of the season with Florida Gulf Coast, taking on the Eagles in Alico Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla. The first meeting of the season was supposed to have taken place on Jan. 10 in Spartanburg, but the game was snowed out and rescheduled for Feb. 28. FGCU owns a 4-1 lead in the all-time series, but Upstate claimed an 86-78 victory the last time out on Feb. 25 of last season.
  • Copney, McMillan Lead Upstate Over Kennesaw State
    January 31, 2011
    Copney, McMillan Lead Upstate Over Kennesaw State Spartanburg, S.C. – Tee’Ara Copney and Chelsea McMillan each turned in strong offensive performances to lead USC Upstate to a 69-64 victory over Kennesaw State in A-Sun women’s basketball action Monday night in the Hodge Center.
  • Spartans Close Out January With Battle Against Kennesaw State
    January 30, 2011
    Spartans Close Out January With Battle Against Kennesaw State Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate returns to the court Monday night at 7:00 against longtime rival Kennesaw State in the Hodge Center. The game will be the 25th in the series between the schools, a series that dates back to the 1991-92 season when both schools were members of NCAA Division II and the Peach Belt Conference. The Owls own an 18-6 lead in the all-time series, though Upstate has claimed wins in three of the last four meetings.
  • Balanced Spartan Attack Downs Mercer
    January 29, 2011
    Balanced Spartan Attack Downs Mercer Spartanburg, S.C. – Three Upstate Spartans finished in double figures and Kyana Jacobs nailed some key three-pointers as Upstate took a 74-63 victory over Mercer Saturday evening in A-Sun women’s basketball action in the Hodge Center.
  • Spartans Look for Happy Homecoming Saturday Against Mercer
    January 28, 2011
    Spartans Look for Happy Homecoming Saturday Against Mercer Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate returns to the hardwood Saturday afternoon at 4:30 when it plays host to Mercer on Homecoming weekend in the Hodge Center. The game marks the second between the two schools this season. Mercer holds a 5-3 lead in the all-time series, though Upstate has won three of the last four contests, including a 70-64 victory in Macon, Ga., on Jan. 5.
  • Upstate Starts Second Swing Through A-Sun Wednesday at ETSU
    January 26, 2011
    Upstate Starts Second Swing Through A-Sun Wednesday at ETSU Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will begin its second swing through the A-Sun when it travels to Johnson City, Tenn., Wednesday night to face East Tennessee State in a matchup of two of the league’s top four teams. Upstate claimed a 78-70 victory over ETSU in Spartanburg on Dec. 4, but the Buccaneers still lead the all-time series, 5-2. Upstate, though, has won two of the last three meetings.
  • Spartans Stymied at ETSU
    January 26, 2011
    Spartans Stymied at ETSU Johnson City, Tenn. – USC Upstate shot a season-low 19 percent from the field and turned in its lowest-scoring game of the season as East Tennessee State dominated play for most the game and took a 64-42 victory over the Spartans Wednesday night in A-Sun women’s basketball action.
  • Copney Named A-Sun Player of the Week
    January 25, 2011
    Copney Named A-Sun Player of the Week Spartanburg, S.C. – For the first time this season, a USC Upstate women’s basketball player has taken home weekly honors from the A-Sun as Tee’Ara Copney has been named the A-Sun Player of the Week after leading the Spartans to a 3-0 performance last week.
  • McMillan Wills Spartans Over Lipscomb
    January 24, 2011
    McMillan Wills Spartans Over Lipscomb Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate’s Chelsea McMillan was named the A-Sun Preseason Player of the Year prior to the start of the season. Monday night against Lipscomb, in a game that kicked off the conference’s CSS Women’s Basketball Game of the Week, the senior post player showed why she garnered such high praise. She finished with a double-double in a sensational second half performance to lead the Spartans over the Lady Bisons, 77-70, in the Hodge Center.
  • Upstate Hosts Lipscomb in CSS Game of the Week Monday
    January 23, 2011
    Upstate Hosts Lipscomb in CSS Game of the Week Monday Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will hit the hardwood Monday night at 7:00 to battle Lipscomb in a key A-Sun matchup in the Hodge Center in a game that will be televised on CSS as part of the A-Sun’s Women’s Game of the Week. The game marks the first time a women’s basketball game will be televised from the Hodge Center and the first since the completion of the $4 million renovation last fall. Upstate owns a 4-2 lead in the all-time series and swept the season series last year from the Bisons.
  • Spartans Get Defensive in Win Over Belmont
    January 22, 2011
    Spartans Get Defensive in Win Over Belmont Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate held Belmont to 11 points in the first half and put together its best defensive effort of the season to take a dominating, 69-51, victory over the Bruins Saturday evening in A-Sun women’s basketball action in the Hodge Center.
  • 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.
  • Upstate Opens Two-Game A-Sun Home Stand Saturday Against Belmont
    January 21, 2011
    Upstate Opens Two-Game A-Sun Home Stand Saturday Against Belmont Spartansburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will open its two-game A-Sun homestand Saturday when Belmont comes to the Hodge Center for a 4:30 p.m. tip. Belmont leads the all-time series, 4-2, but Upstate has claimed the last two wins in the series, a season sweep last year, including a 90-73 victory in Spartanburg.
  • Upstate Guts Out Victory Over Longwood
    January 19, 2011
    Upstate Guts Out Victory Over Longwood Spartanburg, S.C. – Despite trailing for most of the game, Upstate made a late push into the lead and gutted out a 61-57 victory over Longwood Wednesday night in non-conference women’s basketball action in the Hodge Center.
  • Upstate Returns Home for Non-Conference Battle with Longwood
    January 18, 2011
    Upstate Returns Home for Non-Conference Battle with Longwood Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate returns home after its two-game road trip to Jacksonville, Fla., to take on non-conference foe Longwood Wednesday night at 7:00 in the Hodge Center. Upstate will look to end its three-game losing streak, having last picked up a win on the road at Mercer on Jan. 5. Longwood also enters the game with a three-game losing streak. Upstate holds a 7-3 lead in the all-time series, though the teams have met just once since the 1994-95 season. The Spartans took a 71-59 win last year in Farmville, Va.
  • Jacobs Records First Career Double-Double, but Spartans Fall at Jacksonville
    January 17, 2011
    Jacobs Records First Career Double-Double, but Spartans Fall at Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. – Despite shooting 55 percent from the floor in the second half and placing four players in double figures, including Kyana Jacobs’ first career double-double, USC Upstate could not overcome a Jacksonville run midway through the second half and fell to the Dolphins, 87-75, Monday night in A-Sun women’s basketball action.
  • Upstate, Iron Mountain Go Green for Wednesday's Game Against Longwood
    January 17, 2011
    Upstate, Iron Mountain Go Green for Wednesday's Game Against Longwood Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate Athletics and the women’s basketball team have partnered with Iron Mountain, the world leader in information management services, for a Go Green Game on Wednesday night (Jan. 19) when the Spartans play host to Longwood at 7:00 in the Hodge Center.
  • Upstate Makes Second Stop on Tour of River City
    January 16, 2011
    Upstate Makes Second Stop on Tour of River City Jacksonville, Fla. - USC Upstate will look to put two-straight losses behind itself when it takes on Jacksonville on the second stop of the two-game A-Sun road swing in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday night at 7:00. The Spartans dropped a 91-73 decision at North Florida Saturday night, while Jacksonville will look to get back into the winning column after suffering a 69-62 loss to ETSU at home on Saturday. Upstate leads the all-time series, 3-2. The Spartans have rattled off wins in each of the last three meetings with the Dolphins, including a season sweep last year.
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