2016-17 USC Upstate Women's Basketball News

  • Stetson Uses Fourth Quarter Run to Defeat Upstate in ASUN Championship Quarterfinal
    March 03, 2017
    DeLand, Fla. – Holding a 41-38 lead with 90 seconds remaining in the third quarter, the Stetson Hatters went on a 20-2 run to put away USC Upstate in a 70-49 victory in the ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship Quarterfinal at the Edmunds Center on Friday night.
  • Jefferson, Popplewell Earn ASUN Postseason Honors
    March 02, 2017
    LakePoint, Ga. – Senior Raven Jefferson and freshman Riley Popplewell earned postseason ASUN honors, conference officials announced this afternoon. Jefferson was named Second Team All-Conference and earned a spot on the All-Academic Team, while Popplewell claimed a spot on the All-Freshman team.
  • Upstate to Face Stetson in ASUN Tournament Quarterfinal
    March 02, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After finishing in eighth place, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will travel to top-seeded Stetson on Friday for the quarterfinal round of the 2017 ASUN Women’s Basketball Tournament.
  • Spartans Unable to Hold Off NJIT Comeback
    February 25, 2017
    Newark, N.J. – Raven Jefferson scored a game-high 29 points but it wasn’t enough to hold off a furious NJIT fourth quarter rally as the Highlanders defeated USC Upstate 70-66 on Saturday at the Fleisher Athletic Center.
  • Spartans Close Out Regular Season at NJIT on Saturday
    February 24, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will play its final game of the 2016-17 regular season on Saturday as the Spartans travel to NJIT for a 1 p.m. matchup.
  • Stetson Defeats Spartans in Home Finale
    February 20, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Sarah Sagerer recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Stetson Hatters defeated USC Upstate 77-55 in the Hodge Center on Monday night.
  • Jefferson Posts Double-Double in Loss to Florida Gulf Coast
    February 18, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate senior Raven Jefferson posted her second career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as USC Upstate lost 80-50 to Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at the Hodge Center.
  • Spartans Close Out Home Schedule against FGCU, Stetson
    February 17, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will play its final home games of the 2016-17 regular season as the Spartans host Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Stetson on Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Swain Leads Spartans in Loss at Jacksonville
    February 13, 2017
    Jacksonville, Fla. – USC Upstate sophomore and Jacksonville native DeNisha Swain scored a team-leading 14 points off the bench but the Spartans were unable to overcome a slow start in a 59-46 loss to Jacksonville on Monday night at Swisher Gymnasium.
  • Spartans Fall to North Florida in Triple-Overtime Thriller
    February 11, 2017
    Jacksonville, Fla. – A pair of Adrienne Jackson free throws with 1:56 remaining in the third overtime gave the North Florida Ospreys the go-ahead points as they defeated USC Upstate 77-74 in UNF Arena on Saturday afternoon.
  • Upstate Heads to Sunshine State to Face North Florida, Jacksonville
    February 10, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will hit the road this weekend as the Spartans travel to Florida to face North Florida on Saturday and Jacksonville on Monday. Saturday’s game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. while Monday’s contest begins at 7 p.m.
  • Thorpe, Agrusa Lift Spartans over Lipscomb
    February 08, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Tamera Thorpe and Vanessa Agrusa each surpassed the 20-point mark as the USC Upstate Spartans defeated Lipscomb 89-75 in a back-and-forth contest on Wednesday night at the Hodge Center.
  • Women’s Basketball Welcomes Lipscomb on Wednesday
    February 07, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team returns to the Hodge Center on Wednesday as the Spartans host Lipscomb in an ASUN Conference matchup at 7 p.m.
  • Jefferson Reaches 1,000-point Milestone in Loss at Kennesaw State
    February 04, 2017
    Kennesaw, Ga. – Senior Raven Jefferson became the 17th player in USC Upstate history to score 1,000 points as she scored a team-leading 18 points in a 74-67 loss at Kennesaw State on Saturday.
  • Spartans Travel to Kennesaw State for Saturday Rematch
    February 03, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – A week after dropping a 79-71 overtime thriller to Kennesaw State at the Hodge Center, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will make the trip to KSU Convocation Center on Saturday to face the Owls in a rematch at 2 p.m.
  • Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short at Lipscomb
    February 02, 2017
    Nashville, Tenn. – Raven Jefferson scored a game-high 24 points but a fourth quarter rally by the USC Upstate women’s basketball team fell short as the Spartans lost to Lipscomb 84-77 in Allen Arena on Thursday.
  • Spartans Begin ASUN Roadtrip against Lipscomb
    February 01, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team makes its final trip into the Central time zone this season as the Spartans open a two-game ASUN roadtrip on Thursday at Lipscomb. Tip-off from Allen Arena is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Eastern.
  • Spartans Fall to Kennesaw State in Overtime
    January 28, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Deandrea Sawyers scored 13 points in the overtime period as the Kennesaw State Owls defeated the USC Upstate women’s basketball team 79-71 in ASUN action at the Hodge Center on Saturday.
  • Women’s Basketball Hosts Kennesaw State on Saturday
    January 27, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will return to the Hodge Center on Saturday afternoon as the Spartans host Kennesaw State at 4:30 p.m.
  • Jefferson Leads Spartans in Loss at Florida Gulf Coast
    January 23, 2017
    Fort Myers, Fla. – Raven Jefferson scored a game-high 22 points but it wasn’t enough as USC Upstate lost to Florida Gulf Coast 93-43 in Alico Arena on Monday night.
  • Spartans Conclude Road Trip at Florida Gulf Coast
    January 22, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After playing their first three ASUN games inside of the friendly confines of the G. B. Hodge Center, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team begins the road portion of its league schedule on Saturday as the Spartans face Stetson on Saturday at 1 p.m. inside of the Edmunds Center.
  • Agrusa Scores Career-High in Loss at Stetson
    January 21, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Vanessa Agrusa scored a career-high 21 points but the USC Upstate Spartans were unable to overcome a series of Stetson runs as the Hatters earned an 80-68 victory inside the Edmunds Center on Saturday.
  • Women’s Basketball Opens Florida Roadtrip against Stetson
    January 20, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After playing their first three ASUN games inside of the friendly confines of the G. B. Hodge Center, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team begins the road portion of its league schedule on Saturday as the Spartans face Stetson at 1 p.m. inside of the Edmunds Center.
  • Jefferson Leads Spartans in Loss to North Florida
    January 16, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. - Senior guard Raven Jefferson scored 22 points but a fourth quarter rally by the USC Upstate women?s basketball team fell short as the Spartans lost to North Florida 78-67 in the Hodge Center on Monday night.
  • Spartans Conclude ASUN Homestand against North Florida
    January 15, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Following a loss to Jacksonville on Saturday, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will look to close out their season-opening ASUN homestand on a winning note as the Spartans host North Florida on Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Jacksonville Uses Third Quarter Run to Defeat Spartans
    January 14, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Brittney Delva scored a career-high 17 points but the USC Upstate women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a 15-0 Jacksonville run to close the third quarter in a 65-47 loss Saturday at the Hodge Center.
  • Spartans Continue ASUN Homestand against Jacksonville
    January 13, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After opening the ASUN portion of its season with a victory over NJIT last Saturday, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will play the middle game of a three-game homestand against Jacksonville at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Balanced Offense Leads Upstate Past NJIT
    January 07, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team had four starters finish in double figures as the Spartans defeated NJIT 75-58 in the ASUN opener for both teams at the Hodge Center on Saturday.
  • Spartans Open ASUN Play against NJIT
    January 06, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will look to extend its winning streak to a season-best three games as the Spartans open conference play on Saturday against NJIT at 4:30.
  • Popplewell Posts Double-Double in Victory at North Carolina Central
    January 03, 2017
    Durham, N.C. – USC Upstate freshman Riley Popplewell recorded her first career double-double as three Spartans finished in double figures in a 68-58 non-conference victory over North Carolina Central on Tuesday.
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