December 23, 2013

Glenn Named College Sports Madness Player of the Week

College Sports Madness Weekly Awards

Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate senior forward Ricardo Glenn has been selected as the College Sports Madness Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, it was announced by the publication on Monday.

Glenn averaged 13.0 points and 9.0 rebounds during a week in which the Spartans posted a 1-1 record in games at South Carolina and Charlotte. Glenn began the week on Thursday by scoring a career-high 21 points to go along with 14 rebounds and five assists in leading the Spartans to a 74-68 victory at South Carolina.

The victory over the Gamecocks proved to be the first-ever win for Upstate over South Carolina and over a school from the Southeastern Conference. The Spartans also joined Mercer as the only A-Sun schools since 2005 to defeat an SEC and ACC school in the same season. Upstate opened the year with a 64-63 victory at Virginia Tech.

On Saturday against Charlotte, Glenn finished with five points and four rebounds and nearly helped Upstate complete the largest comeback in school history since becoming a Division I program in 2007. The Spartans trailed by as many as 22 points in the second half against the 49ers, but used a 16-0 run late in the game to take a two-point lead with less than three minute remaining. Charlotte, however, regained the lead on the next possession and went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final minutes to hold off Upstate, 81-76.

It's the third time this season that Upstate has been recognized with the College Sports Madness A-Sun Player of the Week, as Torrey Craig earned the distinction twice earlier this season.

Glenn and the Spartans return to action Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. against North Greenville at the Hodge Center.

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