2017-18 USC Upstate Women's Basketball News

  • Starling Enjoys Breakout Second Season in Belgian Professional League
    April 10, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate women's basketball alumnae Brittany Starling recently completed her second professional season playing for Kangoeroes Willebroek in the Belgian League. Starling played at USC Upstate from 2012-16 and was the third player in program history to sign a professional contract. 
  • Women’s Basketball Adds Herring to 2018 Signing Class
    March 22, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate women’s basketball coach Tammy George has announced the signing of Barrett Herring to a National Letter of Intent for the 2018-19 season. 
  • Spartans Fall at Lipscomb in ASUN Tournament Quarterfinal
    March 02, 2018
    Nashville, Tenn. – Tamera Thorpe and Michaela Gibbons each finished in double figures but the USC Upstate women’s basketball team saw its season end on Friday night following a 95-53 loss to Lipscomb in the ASUN Tournament Quarterfinals at Allen Arena.
  • Three Spartans Earn ASUN Postseason Awards
    March 01, 2018
    LakePoint, Ga. – USC Upstate student-athletes Riley Popplewell, A’Lexxus Davis and Anda Kuzmina were honored on Thursday as the ASUN Conference announced its postseason awards. 
  • USC Upstate to Face Lipscomb in ASUN Tournament Quarterfinal
    March 01, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The journey for an NCAA Tournament bid begins for the USC Upstate women’s basketball team on Friday night as the Spartans travel to Lipscomb for an 8 p.m. EST contest at Allen Arena.
  • Thorpe Leads Spartans to Senior Day Victory
    February 24, 2018
    Spartanburg. S.C. – On an afternoon where the USC Upstate women’s basketball team honored seniors A’Lexxus Davis and Brittney Delva, it was junior Tamera Thorpe who led the Spartans with a game-high 25 points as the Spartans defeated NJIT 74-67 at Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center on Saturday afternoon. 
  • Spartans Conclude 2017-18 Regular Season against NJIT Saturday
    February 23, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The 29th, and final, regular season game in 2017-18 for the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will take place on Saturday as the Spartans host NJIT at 1 p.m. at Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Popplewell Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    February 22, 2018
    Austin, Texas – USC Upstate sophomore forward Riley Popplewell has been named to the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team, the organization announced on Thursday.
  • Popplewell Ties Career-High in Road Loss to North Florida
    February 19, 2018
    Jacksonville, Fla. –  Riley Popplewell tied her career-high of 17 points but USC Upstate was unable to overcome a second quarter run by North Florida in a 79-61 loss to the Ospreys on Monday night.
  • Second Quarter Run Carries Dolphins over USC Upstate
    February 17, 2018
    Jacksonville, Fla. – A 12-2 second quarter Jacksonville run broke open what had been a tight game as the Dolphins defeated USC Upstate 65-49 in ASUN women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Swisher Gymnasium.
  • Spartans Make Final Road Trip of Regular Season to River City
    February 16, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will play its final two road games of the 2017-18 season this weekend as the Spartans travel to Jacksonville for a pair of games. The Spartans face Jacksonville on Saturday at 1 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. Monday matchup with North Florida.
  • George Claims 175th USC Upstate Victory as Resilient Spartans Top Hatters in Thriller
    February 12, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Brittney Delva’s layup with 50 seconds remaining capped an 11-point second half comeback for USC Upstate as they defeated Stetson 69-64 at Eddie and Ann Payne Arena at the G.B. Hodge Center on Monday night.
  • Spartans Fall to Florida Gulf Coast
    February 10, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a series of double-digit runs by Florida Gulf Coast in an 88-44 defeat on Saturday afternoon at Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Spartans Host Florida Gulf Coast, Stetson to Conclude Homestand
    February 09, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After winning the last two games the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will look to extend its winning streak this weekend as the Spartans host Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Stetson on Monday at 7 p.m. at Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center. 
  • Fast Start Propels Spartans Past Lipscomb
    February 07, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – A 10-0 run to open the game combined with a career-high 16 rebounds from A’Lexxus Davis gave the USC Upstate women’s basketball team a boost as the Spartans defeated Lipscomb 80-64 on Wednesday at Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center. 
  • Spartans Open Homestand with Rematch against Lipscomb
    February 06, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C.- For the second time in a week, the USC Upstate and Lipscomb women’s basketball teams will meet as the Spartans host a rematch in Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This is the first of three home games in six days. 
  • Spartans Charge Past Kennesaw State with Fourth Quarter Run
    February 03, 2018
    Kennesaw, Ga. – Trailing 62-54 with just over seven minutes to play in the fourth quarter, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team closed out the game on a 16-2 run to defeat Kennesaw State 70-64 on Saturday afternoon at the KSU Convocation Center. 
  • Swain Sets USC Upstate Division I Era Assist Record in Loss at Lipscomb
    February 01, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate junior DeNisha Swain set the Division I era single-game assist record with 12 but the Spartans were unable to hold off a hot-shooting Lipscomb squad in a 97-78 loss to the Lady Bisons on Thursday night at Allen Arena.
  • Women’s Basketball Ventures to Lipscomb, Kennesaw State
    January 31, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After wrapping up a three-game stretch from Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will take to the road to conclude the week as the Spartans travel to Lipscomb on Thursday followed by a visit to Kennesaw State on Saturday.
  • Parkhurst Leads Spartans Past Kennesaw State
    January 27, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Rylie Parkhurst scored 10 of her 15 points in a 10-0 run to start the third quarter as USC Upstate earned a 65-61 win over Kennesaw State in ASUN women’s basketball action Saturday afternoon at Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center. 
  • Spartans Conclude Homestand against Kennesaw State
    January 26, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will play its third straight home game in eight days on Saturday as the Spartans host Kennesaw State on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. from Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center. 
  • Women’s Basketball Visits with Local Girl Scout Troop
    January 25, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Members of USC Upstate women’s basketball team visited with members of Girl Scout Troop 1664 to discuss strength and courage this past Sunday.
  • Gibbons Records Career-High in Loss to Jacksonville
    January 22, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. –  USC Upstate freshman Michaela Gibbons scored a career-high 11 points but the Spartans were unable to hold back a 24-9 Jacksonville third quarter run in a 71-45 loss to the Dolphins on Monday night at the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Spartans Unable to Hold off Late North Florida Charge
    January 20, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The North Florida Ospreys scored four points in the final 91 seconds to break a 61-61 tie as they earned a 65-61 victory over USC Upstate in ASUN women’s basketball action at the G.B. Hodge Center on Saturday afternoon.
  • Spartans Open ASUN Home Slate against North Florida, Jacksonville
    January 19, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After playing their first three ASUN Conference games on the road, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team returns to the G.B. Hodge Center to face North Florida on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Jacksonville on Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Spartans Fall at Florida Gulf Coast
    January 15, 2018
    Fort Myers, Fla. – DeNisha Swain scored a season-high 13 points while Anda Kuzmina finished in double figures with 11 points as the USC Upstate women's basketball team lost 93-60 at Florida Gulf Coast on Monday night in ASUN Conference action at Alico Arena.
  • Spartans Drop Heartbreaker at Stetson
    January 13, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Brittney Chambers’ layup with 40.1 seconds remaining allowed the Stetson Hatters to claim a 62-61 victory over the USC Upstate women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon at the Edmunds Center.
  • Spartans Continue Road Swing against Stetson, Florida Gulf Coast
    January 12, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After opening the 2017-18 ASUN schedule with a win at NJIT, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will head to Florida this week to face Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast.
  • Women’s Basketball Visits Residents at Assisted Living Facility
    January 10, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team spent a recent afternoon visiting with residents at The Waterford at Dillon Point Assisted Living facility in Spartanburg.
  • Fast Start Lifts Spartans to Victory at NJIT
    January 06, 2018
    Newark, N.J. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team opened Saturday’s game with a 21-7 run as the Spartans won their ASUN Conference opener for the third straight year with a 95-57 triumph over NJIT at the Wellness and Events Center.
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