2017-18 USC Upstate Men's Basketball News

  • Career Nights by Holmes, Cunningham Propel USC Upstate over Jacksonville
    January 18, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Deion Holmes and Mike Cunningham both turned in career evenings on Thursday as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team returned home for the first time in conference play and recorded a 91-85 victory over the Jacksonville Dolphins at the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • USC Upstate Welcomes Jacksonville, UNF to G.B. Hodge Center for First ASUN Home Games
    January 17, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team is slated to play its first ASUN home games of the season this week when it hosts a pair of Florida schools at the G.B. Hodge Center in the Jacksonville Dolphins and North Florida Ospreys.
  • USC Upstate to Honor Former Men’s Basketball Coach Eddie Payne
    January 16, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate athletics department will honor former head men’s basketball coach Eddie Payne on Saturday, Jan. 20 when the Spartans host North Florida at the G.B. Hodge Center. Tip off is slated for 2 p.m.
  • Upstate Falls 87-69 at Stetson
    January 13, 2018
    DeLand, Fla. – Mike Cunningham was one of three players to score in double-figures with a team-high 16 points as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team concluded its three-game road trip to open conference play on Saturday afternoon with an 87-69 loss to the Stetson Hatters at the Edmunds Center.
  • Three Score in Double-Figures for Upstate in 75-58 Loss at FGCU
    January 11, 2018
    Fort Myers, Fla. – Avery Diggs scored a career-high 12 points to lead three Spartans in double-figures scoring as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team dropped a 75-58 decision in conference play to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Thursday evening at Alico Arena.
  • Upstate Finishes Conference-Opening Road Trip at FGCU, Stetson
    January 10, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team wraps up a three-game road trip to begin conference play this weekend when it travels to the state of Florida for a pair of contests against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and Stetson Hatters.
  • Five Players Score in Double-Figures as Upstate Drops ASUN Opener at NJIT
    January 06, 2018
    Newark, N.J. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team had five players finish with at least 10 points, led by 16 each from Jure Span and Ramel Thompkins, as the Spartans fell in their ASUN opener against the NJIT Highlanders, 98-87, on Saturday afternoon at the Wellness and Events Center.
  • Upstate Travels to NJIT on Saturday to Begin Conference Play
    January 05, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team opens its conference schedule Saturday afternoon as it travels north to Newark, N.J. to face the NJIT Highlanders in a 4 p.m. contest from the Wellness and Events Center (WEC).
  • Upstate Falls Short to UMKC in Non-Conference Finale
    January 02, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Malik Moore and Jure Span each scored 22 points to lead the USC Upstate men’s basketball team offensively on Tuesday evening as the Spartans closed out non-conference play with a 79-77 loss to the UMKC Kangaroos at the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Upstate Uses Strong Second Half to Surge Past North Greenville
    December 30, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Mike Cunningham scored a season-high 23 points, and Malik Moore added his third career double-double, as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team scored 47 points in the second half to defeat the North Greenville Crusaders 80-59 on Saturday afternoon at the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Upstate Closes out Non-Conference Play Hosting North Greenville, UMKC
    December 29, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Following nine days off for the Holiday break, the USC Upstate men’s basketball team closes out the non-conference portion of its schedule over the course of four days hosting the North Greenville Crusaders and UMKC Kangaroos at the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Diggs Records Career-High as Upstate Falls at #25 Creighton
    December 20, 2017
    Omaha, Neb. – Malik Moore scored a team-leading 15 points, and Avery Diggs added a career-high 10, as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team closed out the road portion of its non-conference schedule on Wednesday evening with a 116-62 loss to the 25th-ranked Creighton Bluejays at CenturyLink Center Omaha.
  • Upstate Heads to Creighton on Wednesday for Final Non-Conference Road Game
    December 19, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team is slated to play its final non-conference road game of the season on Wednesday evening when it travels to Omaha, Neb. for a 9 p.m. EST matchup against the 25th-ranked Creighton Bluejays at CenturyLink Center Omaha.
  • Holmes, Moore Lead Upstate past Coastal Georgia 83-75
    December 18, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Deion Holmes scored a season-high 25 points, and Malik Moore added his second double-double of the year, as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team returned home for the first time in nearly a month on Monday morning and defeated the Coastal Georgia Mariners 83-75 on Education Day at the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Upstate Wraps up Road Trip with 77-61 Loss at Jacksonville State
    December 16, 2017
    Jacksonville, Ala. – Deion Holmes scored a game-high 18 points and led three Spartans in double-figures as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team concluded a season-long eight-game road trip on Saturday afternoon with a 77-61 loss to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
  • Upstate Concludes Road Trip Saturday at Jacksonville State, Hosts Coastal Georgia on Monday
    December 15, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – After taking a week off for exams, the USC Upstate men’s basketball team is back in action twice over the next three days as the Spartans face the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Coastal Georgia Mariners in a pair of non-conference games.
  • Torrey Craig Having Success in First Season with Denver Nuggets, Sioux Falls Skyforce
    December 14, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Former USC Upstate men’s basketball player Torrey Craig has turned in a solid first season thus far playing in both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and NBA G-League. Craig is playing for both the Denver Nuggets and Sioux Falls Skyforce.
  • Holmes Finishes with Game-High 24 Points, Upstate Falls at Denver 84-69
    December 09, 2017
    Denver, Colo. – Deion Holmes scored a game-high 24 points to lead three Spartans in double-figures as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team fell to the Denver Pioneers 84-69 in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon at Magness Arena.
  • Upstate Heads West to Denver for Saturday Afternoon Matchup
    December 08, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team is scheduled to play the seventh game of its eight-game road trip on Saturday afternoon as it travels west to Denver, Colo. for a 3 p.m. EST contest against the Denver Pioneers at Magness Arena.
  • Smith Scores Career-High in Upstate’s Road Loss at Kansas State
    December 05, 2017
    Manhattan, Kan. – Malik Moore scored a team-high 16 points, while Carson Smith added a career-high 11, as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team continued its road trip on Tuesday evening with an 86-49 loss to the Kansas State Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum.
  • Upstate Back in Action Tuesday on the Road at Kansas State
    December 04, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team returns to action on Tuesday evening in the midst of a season-long eight-game road trip, traveling to Kansas State for an 8 p.m. showdown with the Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum.
  • Upstate Falls at Gardner-Webb
    December 02, 2017
    Boiling Springs, N.C. – Malik Moore scored a team-high 12 points as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team fell to the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs 87-66 in non-conference play on Saturday afternoon at Paul Porter Arena.
  • Upstate Battles Gardner-Webb on Saturday Afternoon
    December 01, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team continues its eight-game road trip on Saturday afternoon when it makes the short trip to Boiling Springs, N.C. for a 3 p.m. contest against the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at Paul Porter Arena.
  • Upstate Drops Non-Conference Road Decision, 82-70, at UNC Asheville
    November 29, 2017
    Asheville, N.C. – Ramel Thompkins and Mike Cunningham combined for 28 points on Wednesday evening as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team fell to the UNC Asheville Bulldogs, 82-70, in non-conference play at Kimmel Arena.
  • Upstate Continues Road Trip Wednesday Evening at UNC Asheville
    November 28, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team is back on the road Wednesday evening to continue its eight-game road trip as it travels to Asheville, N.C. to face the UNC Asheville Bulldogs in a non-conference game at 7 p.m. from Kimmel Arena.
  • Upstate Drops Creek Classic Finale to Campbell 93-74
    November 26, 2017
    Buies Creek, N.C. – Deion Holmes scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Spartans offensively but the USC Upstate men’s basketball team closed out play at the Creek Classic on Sunday afternoon dropping a 93-74 decision to the Campbell Camels at Gore Arena.
  • Holmes, Thompkins Lead Upstate to 88-78 Win over Abilene Christian at Creek Classic
    November 25, 2017
    Buies Creek, N.C. – Deion Holmes and Ramel Thompkins each scored 19 points to lead five Spartans in double-figures as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team defeated the Abilene Christian Wildcats 88-78 on Saturday evening during day two of the Creek Classic from Campbell’s Gore Arena.
  • Upstate Falls to Bowling Green in Creek Classic Opener
    November 24, 2017
    Buies Creek, N.C. – Ramel Thompkins led four Spartans in double-figures on Friday evening as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team opened play at the Creek Classic falling 83-74 to the Bowling Green Falcons at Campbell’s Gore Arena.
  • Upstate Begins Road Trip this Weekend at Creek Classic
    November 22, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team starts a season-long eight-game road trip this weekend as the Spartans travel to Buies Creek, N.C. and compete against the Bowling Green Falcons, Abilene Christian Wildcats and Campbell Camels during the Creek Classic.
  • Holmes Scores 24 off the Bench to Lead Upstate to 79-59 Victory over Paine College
    November 20, 2017
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Deion Holmes scored a game-high 24 points off the bench to lead the USC Upstate men’s basketball team to a 79-59 victory over the Paine College Lions in non-conference play on Monday evening inside the G.B. Hodge Center.
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