2016-17 USC Upstate Women's Basketball News

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    March 03, 2017
    Stetson Uses Fourth Quarter Run to Defeat Upstate in ASUN Championship Quarterfinal 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.
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    March 02, 2017
    Jefferson, Popplewell Earn ASUN Postseason Honors 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.
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    March 02, 2017
    Upstate to Face Stetson in ASUN Tournament Quarterfinal 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.
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    February 25, 2017
    Spartans Unable to Hold Off NJIT Comeback 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.
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    February 24, 2017
    Spartans Close Out Regular Season at NJIT on Saturday 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.
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    February 20, 2017
    Stetson Defeats Spartans in Home Finale 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.
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    February 18, 2017
    Jefferson Posts Double-Double in Loss to Florida Gulf Coast 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.
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    February 17, 2017
    Spartans Close Out Home Schedule against FGCU, Stetson 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.
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    February 13, 2017
    Swain Leads Spartans in Loss at Jacksonville 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.
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    February 11, 2017
    Spartans Fall to North Florida in Triple-Overtime Thriller 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.
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    February 10, 2017
    Upstate Heads to Sunshine State to Face North Florida, Jacksonville 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.
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    February 08, 2017
    Thorpe, Agrusa Lift Spartans over Lipscomb 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.
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    February 07, 2017
    Women’s Basketball Welcomes Lipscomb on Wednesday 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.
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    February 04, 2017
    Jefferson Reaches 1,000-point Milestone in Loss at Kennesaw State 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.
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    February 03, 2017
    Spartans Travel to Kennesaw State for Saturday Rematch 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.
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    February 02, 2017
    Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short at Lipscomb 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.
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    February 01, 2017
    Spartans Begin ASUN Roadtrip against Lipscomb 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.
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    January 28, 2017
    Spartans Fall to Kennesaw State in Overtime 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.
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    January 27, 2017
    Women’s Basketball Hosts Kennesaw State on Saturday 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.
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    January 23, 2017
    Jefferson Leads Spartans in Loss at Florida Gulf Coast 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.
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    January 22, 2017
    Spartans Conclude Road Trip at Florida Gulf Coast 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.
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    January 21, 2017
    Agrusa Scores Career-High in Loss at Stetson 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.
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    January 20, 2017
    Women’s Basketball Opens Florida Roadtrip against Stetson 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.
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    January 16, 2017
    Jefferson Leads Spartans in Loss to North Florida 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.
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    January 15, 2017
    Spartans Conclude ASUN Homestand against North Florida 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.
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    January 14, 2017
    Jacksonville Uses Third Quarter Run to Defeat Spartans 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.
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    January 13, 2017
    Spartans Continue ASUN Homestand against Jacksonville 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.
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    January 07, 2017
    Balanced Offense Leads Upstate Past NJIT 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.
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    January 06, 2017
    Spartans Open ASUN Play against NJIT 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.
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    January 03, 2017
    Popplewell Posts Double-Double in Victory at North Carolina Central 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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    January 02, 2017
    Thorpe Named ASUN Women’s Basketball Player of the Week LakePoint, Ga. – USC Upstate sophomore guard Tamera Thorpe has been named the ASUN Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced this afternoon. Thorpe earns the weekly honor for the first time in her career and was also named the College Sports Madness ASUN Player of the Week.
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    January 02, 2017
    Spartans Conclude Non-Conference Schedule against North Carolina Central Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will play its 15th and final non-conference game on the 2016-17 season on Tuesday evening as the Spartans travel to North Carolina Central for a 6 p.m. start.
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    December 30, 2016
    Thorpe Has Career Day in Victory over Maryland Eastern Shore Spartanburg, S.C. – Tamera Thorpe scored a career-high 27 points as the USC Upstate women’s basketball team wrapped up the 2016 portion of its schedule with a 76-63 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore in the Hodge Center on Friday afternoon.
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    December 29, 2016
    Spartans Close Out 2016 with Visit from Maryland Eastern Shore Spartanburg, S.C. – After nearly a two week break for Christmas, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team returns to the court on Friday afternoon as they host Maryland Eastern Shore at 5 p.m.
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    December 17, 2016
    Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short against UNC Asheville Spartanburg, S.C. – A late rally by the USC Upstate women’s basketball team fell short as the Spartans lost to UNC Asheville 70-59 in the Hodge Center on Saturday afternoon.
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    December 15, 2016
    Campbell Defeats Women’s Basketball Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a cold shooting night from the field as the Spartans lost 56-41 to Campbell in non-conference action at the Hodge Center on Thursday.
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    December 14, 2016
    Spartans Host Big South Opponents for Pair of Games Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will host a pair of Big South Conference foes this week as the Spartans welcome Campbell to the Hodge Center for a 7 p.m. contest on Thursday followed by a visit from UNC Asheville at 2 p.m. Saturday.
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    December 12, 2016
    Swain Lifts Spartans to Overtime Victory over South Carolina State Orangeburg, S.C. – DeNisha Swain scored a career-high 19 points as the USC Upstate women’s basketball team earned a 73-67 overtime victory over South Carolina State in Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.
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    December 10, 2016
    Delva Ties Career-High in Loss at West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. – Brittney Delva tied a career-high with 12 points but the USC Upstate women’s basketball team lost 91-33 at No. 13 West Virginia on Saturday night at the WVU Coliseum.
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    December 09, 2016
    Spartans Travel to West Virginia, South Carolina State Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate women?s basketball team will hit the road for two games in three days as the Spartans face No. 13 West Virginia on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. before a road trip to South Carolina State on Monday at 7 p.m.
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