Spartans Look For No. 20 On Senior Day Saturday Against Stetson
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - With one more test left, the USC Upstate women's basketball team will take the court on Senior Day on Saturday, looking for its first 20-win season since 1994-95 when Stetson comes to the Hodge Center for a 3 p.m. battle in the last game in the 36-year-old facility before it undergoes a $4 million renovation.
USC Upstate (19-9 overall, 13-6 A-Sun) will say goodbye to two seniors inCourtney Hawkins and Koko Richardson. Hawkins is in the top 10 in school history in no less than 14 categories, including posting a 1,202 career points, which is eighth in school history. Richardson has been the Spartans' captain since the day she stepped on campus, averaging 7.0 points per game while splitting time between the guard and post positions.
The Spartans will look for some revenge on the Hatters (6-22 overall, 6-13 A-Sun) after a 69-61 loss in DeLand in December. The Spartans are also looking to split the series to claim a win against every A-Sun opponent during a season for the first time in school history.
• The Spartans are 2-4 all-time on Feb. 27, last beating UNC Pembroke, 77-51, in 1993.
• Junior Chelsea McMillan is currently fourth in school history with 299 rebounds this season ... She is two rebounds from the third slot in school history.
• Junior Chelsea McMillan is one of two players in school history to post 50 blocks in a season ... Yakeeshia Ross reached the mark twice.
• Freshman Tee'Ara Copney needs two 3-ponters to reach the top 10 in Upstate's single-season record book.
• Freshman Tee'Ara Copney leads all A-Sun freshman with her 11.4 scoring average and her 2.32 steals per game.
• Freshman Tee'Ara Copney has 65 steals on the season, the third most in Upstate's freshman record book.
• Freshman Tee'Ara Copney is tied for seventh in Upstate's freshman record book with 318 points.
• Junior Chelsea McMillan is one of 25 players in school history to post 400 points in a season.
• Upstate has beaten every A-Sun team in 2009-10 except Stetson.