July 1, 2011
The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments
In 2007-08, USC Upstate embarked on a new journey for its athletics program, transitioning its sports team from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. After four years of competing as a transitional member of Division I, Upstate is poised to receive full certification by the NCAA with all teams eligible for postseason play in NCAA and A-Sun championships.
March 17, 2011
Upstate Falls at Elon in First Round of WBI
Elon, N.C. – Despite four Spartans scoring in double figures, USC Upstate could not contain Elon’s Ali Ford as the sophomore guard scored 35 points to lead the Phoenix to a 103-72 victory in the first round of the Women’s Basketball invitational Thursday night in Alumni Gymnasium.
March 16, 2011
Spartans Open Play in the WBI Thursday at Elon
Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team, fresh off receiving the university’s first-ever big to a national postseason tournament, will return to the court for the first time in 18 days when it travels to Elon, N.C., to play Elon in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The Spartans are 1-1 all-time against Elon, but have not played since a 79-63 victory in Spartanburg on Dec. 8, 1992.
March 14, 2011
Upstate Earns WBI Bid, Plays at Elon Thursday
Spartanburg, S.C. – Two weeks after ending the regular season with a 17-12 record and its second-straight third-place finish in the A-Sun standings, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will extend its season after earning its first national postseason tournament berth as part of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The 16-team tournament field was announced Monday evening and the Spartans will travel to Burlington, N.C., to play at Elon Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in the first round.
March 8, 2011
Upstate Women's Hoops: Making the Case for Postseason Play
Spartanburg, S.C. - Following a second-straight season when the Spartans finished third in the A-Sun, USC Upstate has made a strong case to be considered for postseason play. The A-Sun has jumped on board to promote the Spartans' efforts to garner a postseason berth.
March 1, 2011
McMillan Named A-Sun Player of the Year, Copney Second Team All-Conference
Spartanburg, S.C. – A day after she hit a three-pointer with four seconds on the clock to beat Florida Gulf Coast in the regular season finale, USC Upstate senior post player Chelsea McMillan was named the A-Sun Player of the Year, announced the conference on Tuesday.
February 28, 2011
McMillan's Three-Pointer Lifts Upstate Over Florida Gulf Coast
Spartanburg, S.C. - On a night when Chelsea McMillan may have played her last game in a USC Upstate uniform, she certainly left the Hodge Center faithful with a lasting memory when she nailed a three-pointer with four seconds to play to lift Upstate to a thrilling come-from-behind victory, 75-74, to close out the A-Sun women's basketball regular season Monday night.
February 27, 2011
Upstate Closes Out Season at Home Monday Against FGCU
Spartanburg, S.C. - The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will close out the 2010-11 regular season Monday evening when it plays host to regular season champion Florida Gulf Coast at 5:00 in the Hodge Center. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Jan. 10, but a large snowstorm caused the game to be postponed until Monday night. FGCU owns a 5-1 lead in the series that dates back to when both schools made the jump to NCAA Division I in 2007. The Eagles took a 70-59 victory over the Spartans in Ft. Myers on Feb. 5, while Upstate took a victory the last time the teams met in Spartanburg.
February 26, 2011
Spartans Drop Road Finale at Campbell
Senior forward Chelsea McMillan (East Gasden, Fla.) posted game highs in points (32) and rebounds (12) as she finished with her 17th double of the season. McMillan’s strong effort was not enough as Campbell shot 57.4% from the floor and led wire to wire on Saturday en route to the 98-70 victory inside the Pope Convocation Center.
February 25, 2011
Upstate Hits the Road One Last Time in 2010-11
Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will hit the road one last time when it travels to Buies Creek, N.C., Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. tip at Campbell. The Spartans will look to extend its road winning streak to three games, while Campbell will look to end its two-game losing streak overall. Campbell owns a 4-3 in the all-time series, though Upstate has won the last two meetings.
February 21, 2011
Copney Comes Up Big in Win at Lipscomb
Nashville, Tenn. – For the second year in a row, USC Upstate traveled to Nashville, Tenn., and swept games against Belmont and Lipscomb. On Monday night, Tee’Ara Copney made the difference, scoring a game-high 28 points and nailing four free throws in the final 19 seconds to lift the Spartans to an 81-76 victory of Lipscomb in A-Sun women’s basketball action.
February 20, 2011
Upstate Looks for Second-Straight Music City Sweep
Nashville, Tenn. - The USC Upstate women’s basketball team looks to secure its second-straight sweep in Nashville, Tenn., when it takes to the court Monday night at Lipscomb. Last season, Upstate staked wins at Belmont and Lipscomb. The Spartans took a 63-53 victory over Belmont on Saturday and a win Monday night would secure back-to-back sweeps in the Music City. Upstate owns a 5-2 lead in the all-time series with Lipscomb and has won the last three meetings with the Lady Bisons.
February 19, 2011
Upstate Holds Belmont at Bay for Third-Straight Win
Nashville, Tenn. – USC Upstate scored its final 13 points from the free throw line and held off Belmont to take a 63-53 victory at the Curb Event Center Saturday evening in the first of two games on the road trip to Music City this weekend.
February 18, 2011
Upstate Looks to Hit the High Note in Nashville
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate returns to the hardwood Saturday evening when it travels to Nashville, Tenn., to take on Belmont at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time, 5:00 p.m. Central time. The Spartans claimed a 69-51 victory over the Bruins on Jan. 22 in Spartanburg and have won each of the last three contests in the series. Belmont does hold a one-game edge in the series, leading 4-3 all-time.
February 14, 2011
Spartans Hold Off Ospreys, Wallace Reigns as Three-Point Queen
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate jumped out to a 20-point lead in the second half and watched as North Florida cut the lead to four late in the game, but the Spartans steadied the ship and held on for a 78-65 victory over the Ospreys Monday night in A-Sun women’s basketball action in the Hodge Center. Upstate’s Kendra Wallace also took sole possession of the school’s all-time three-point shooting record along the way.
February 13, 2011
Spartans Host Pink Zone, Senior Night Monday Against UNF
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will host its Pink Zone women’s basketball game Monday night when North Florida comes to the Hodge Center for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off. The Pink Zone game will help raise funds in the battle against cancer with all donations given locally to the Gibbs Cancer Center. Several activities are planned for the game to help raise funds for cancer research. Cancer survivors will be honored at the game and a ceremonial tip-off will proceed the start of the game. Upstate will honor three seniors - Sharniece Wadelington, Kim Pitman and Chelsea McMillan - prior to the start of the game as well.
February 12, 2011
Upstate Plays Host to Jacksonville Saturday
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will look to return to its winning ways when it plays host to Jacksonville Saturday afternoon at 4:30 in the Hodge Center. The Spartans are on a two-game losing streak and will look to avenge an 87-75 loss at Jacksonville on Jan. 17 in Jacksonville, Fla. The series between the schools, which dates back to the 2007-08 season when Upstate entered the A-Sun and Division I, is tied at 3-3, though Upstate has won three of the last four meetings.
February 12, 2011
Wallace Ties Upstate's All-Time Three-Point Record, Spartans Down Dolphins
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate junior guard Kendra Wallace nailed three three-pointers to help the Spartans claim a 72-68 victory over Jacksonville in an A-Sun women’s basketball tilt in the Hodge Center Saturday evening. With the three three-pointers, she moved into a tie for the all-time record at Upstate.
February 8, 2011
Pink is In...Pink Zone 2011
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate Athletics and the women’s basketball program will host a Pink Zone game on Monday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hodge Center against the University of North Florida to help raise awareness in the battle against cancer.
February 7, 2011
Spartans Rally, But Can't Complete Comeback at Stetson
DeLand, Fla. – USC Upstate rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to take the lead late, but Stetson scored the game’s final five points to ruin the Spartans’ comeback attempt and took an 80-76 victory Monday night in A-Sun women’s basketball action in the Edmunds Center.
February 6, 2011
Spartans Look for Revenge Over Stetson
DeLand, Fla. - After Upstate took home wins over East Tennessee State and Campbell to open A-Sun play in the Hodge Center in December, Stetson came to Spartanburg on Jan. 8 and took a 74-65 victory, dealing the Spartans their first and only home conference loss of the season. Upstate will look to avenge the home loss Monday night when it travels to DeLand, Fla., to take on the Hatters at 7:00 p.m . in the Edmunds Center. The all-time series, which dates back to the 2007-08 season, is tied at 3-3 after Stetson’s win in January. Prior to that, Upstate had won three of the last four meetings.
February 5, 2011
Upstate Falls on the Road at FGCU
Ft. Myers, Fla. – USC Upstate’s Chelsea McMillan turned in a strong game, but the Spartans fell victim to an early second half run as Florida Gulf Coast claimed a 70-59 victory in A-Sun women’s basketball action Saturday night in Alico Arena.
February 4, 2011
Upstate Heads South, Takes on FGCU Saturday Night
Ft. Myers, Fla. - USC Upstate heads back to the hardwood Saturday night for the first meeting of the season with Florida Gulf Coast, taking on the Eagles in Alico Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla. The first meeting of the season was supposed to have taken place on Jan. 10 in Spartanburg, but the game was snowed out and rescheduled for Feb. 28. FGCU owns a 4-1 lead in the all-time series, but Upstate claimed an 86-78 victory the last time out on Feb. 25 of last season.
January 31, 2011
Copney, McMillan Lead Upstate Over Kennesaw State
Spartanburg, S.C. – Tee’Ara Copney and Chelsea McMillan each turned in strong offensive performances to lead USC Upstate to a 69-64 victory over Kennesaw State in A-Sun women’s basketball action Monday night in the Hodge Center.
January 30, 2011
Spartans Close Out January With Battle Against Kennesaw State
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate returns to the court Monday night at 7:00 against longtime rival Kennesaw State in the Hodge Center. The game will be the 25th in the series between the schools, a series that dates back to the 1991-92 season when both schools were members of NCAA Division II and the Peach Belt Conference. The Owls own an 18-6 lead in the all-time series, though Upstate has claimed wins in three of the last four meetings.
January 29, 2011
Balanced Spartan Attack Downs Mercer
Spartanburg, S.C. – Three Upstate Spartans finished in double figures and Kyana Jacobs nailed some key three-pointers as Upstate took a 74-63 victory over Mercer Saturday evening in A-Sun women’s basketball action in the Hodge Center.
January 28, 2011
Spartans Look for Happy Homecoming Saturday Against Mercer
Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate returns to the hardwood Saturday afternoon at 4:30 when it plays host to Mercer on Homecoming weekend in the Hodge Center. The game marks the second between the two schools this season. Mercer holds a 5-3 lead in the all-time series, though Upstate has won three of the last four contests, including a 70-64 victory in Macon, Ga., on Jan. 5.
January 26, 2011
Upstate Starts Second Swing Through A-Sun Wednesday at ETSU
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will begin its second swing through the A-Sun when it travels to Johnson City, Tenn., Wednesday night to face East Tennessee State in a matchup of two of the league’s top four teams. Upstate claimed a 78-70 victory over ETSU in Spartanburg on Dec. 4, but the Buccaneers still lead the all-time series, 5-2. Upstate, though, has won two of the last three meetings.
January 26, 2011
Spartans Stymied at ETSU
Johnson City, Tenn. – USC Upstate shot a season-low 19 percent from the field and turned in its lowest-scoring game of the season as East Tennessee State dominated play for most the game and took a 64-42 victory over the Spartans Wednesday night in A-Sun women’s basketball action.
January 25, 2011
Copney Named A-Sun Player of the Week
Spartanburg, S.C. – For the first time this season, a USC Upstate women’s basketball player has taken home weekly honors from the A-Sun as Tee’Ara Copney has been named the A-Sun Player of the Week after leading the Spartans to a 3-0 performance last week.
January 24, 2011
McMillan Wills Spartans Over Lipscomb
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate’s Chelsea McMillan was named the A-Sun Preseason Player of the Year prior to the start of the season. Monday night against Lipscomb, in a game that kicked off the conference’s CSS Women’s Basketball Game of the Week, the senior post player showed why she garnered such high praise. She finished with a double-double in a sensational second half performance to lead the Spartans over the Lady Bisons, 77-70, in the Hodge Center.
January 23, 2011
Upstate Hosts Lipscomb in CSS Game of the Week Monday
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will hit the hardwood Monday night at 7:00 to battle Lipscomb in a key A-Sun matchup in the Hodge Center in a game that will be televised on CSS as part of the A-Sun’s Women’s Game of the Week. The game marks the first time a women’s basketball game will be televised from the Hodge Center and the first since the completion of the $4 million renovation last fall. Upstate owns a 4-2 lead in the all-time series and swept the season series last year from the Bisons.
January 22, 2011
Spartans Get Defensive in Win Over Belmont
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate held Belmont to 11 points in the first half and put together its best defensive effort of the season to take a dominating, 69-51, victory over the Bruins Saturday evening in A-Sun women’s basketball action in the Hodge Center.
January 21, 2011
Upstate, Florida Gulf Coast Doubleheader Make-up Date Announced
On January 10th, the USC Upstate men’s and women’s basketball teams had its games against Florida Gulf Coast postponed due to the accumulation of snow and ice in the Upstate. The games will be a doubleheader, taking place on Mon., Feb. 28th, with the women’s tip-off scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and the men’s game following at 7:30 p.m.
January 21, 2011
Upstate Opens Two-Game A-Sun Home Stand Saturday Against Belmont
Spartansburg, S.C. – USC Upstate will open its two-game A-Sun homestand Saturday when Belmont comes to the Hodge Center for a 4:30 p.m. tip. Belmont leads the all-time series, 4-2, but Upstate has claimed the last two wins in the series, a season sweep last year, including a 90-73 victory in Spartanburg.
January 19, 2011
Upstate Guts Out Victory Over Longwood
Spartanburg, S.C. – Despite trailing for most of the game, Upstate made a late push into the lead and gutted out a 61-57 victory over Longwood Wednesday night in non-conference women’s basketball action in the Hodge Center.
January 18, 2011
Upstate Returns Home for Non-Conference Battle with Longwood
Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate returns home after its two-game road trip to Jacksonville, Fla., to take on non-conference foe Longwood Wednesday night at 7:00 in the Hodge Center. Upstate will look to end its three-game losing streak, having last picked up a win on the road at Mercer on Jan. 5. Longwood also enters the game with a three-game losing streak. Upstate holds a 7-3 lead in the all-time series, though the teams have met just once since the 1994-95 season. The Spartans took a 71-59 win last year in Farmville, Va.
January 17, 2011
Jacobs Records First Career Double-Double, but Spartans Fall at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Fla. – Despite shooting 55 percent from the floor in the second half and placing four players in double figures, including Kyana Jacobs’ first career double-double, USC Upstate could not overcome a Jacksonville run midway through the second half and fell to the Dolphins, 87-75, Monday night in A-Sun women’s basketball action.
January 17, 2011
Upstate, Iron Mountain Go Green for Wednesday's Game Against Longwood
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate Athletics and the women’s basketball team have partnered with Iron Mountain, the world leader in information management services, for a Go Green Game on Wednesday night (Jan. 19) when the Spartans play host to Longwood at 7:00 in the Hodge Center.
January 16, 2011
Upstate Makes Second Stop on Tour of River City
Jacksonville, Fla. - USC Upstate will look to put two-straight losses behind itself when it takes on Jacksonville on the second stop of the two-game A-Sun road swing in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday night at 7:00. The Spartans dropped a 91-73 decision at North Florida Saturday night, while Jacksonville will look to get back into the winning column after suffering a 69-62 loss to ETSU at home on Saturday. Upstate leads the all-time series, 3-2. The Spartans have rattled off wins in each of the last three meetings with the Dolphins, including a season sweep last year.
January 15, 2011
McMillan, Reaches 1,000 Career Points, Spartans Fall at UNF
Jacksonville, Fla. – USC Upstate senior post player Chelsea McMillan turned in a career night and became the 13th player in the history of the program to reach 1,000 career points, but North Florida came out on top with a 91-73 victory over the Spartans in A-Sun women’s basketball action Saturday evening in the UNF Arena.
January 14, 2011
Spartans Escape Winter Weather, Head South To Face UNF
Spartanburg, S.C. - With the snow and ice slowing melting away, Upstate will look to put the cold weather behind it when it travels south to the state of Florida to take on A-Sun rival North Florida Saturday evening at 4:30 p.m. in the UNF Arena. The game will renew a rivalry that dates back to the 1993-94 season when both schools were members of the Peach Belt Conference in NCAA Division II. UNF holds an 11-5 lead in the all-time series, though Upstate has won three of the five games played since the Spartans made the transition to Division I and the A-Sun in 2007-08.
January 9, 2011
Upstate Battles FGCU For First Place In A-Sun
Spartanburg, S.C. – The top two teams in the Atlantic Sun Conference will face off Monday evening in the Hodge Center when Upstate plays host to Florida Gulf Coast at 5:00 p.m. Upstate enters the game with a 7-6 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the A-Sun after suffering its first conference loss of the season Saturday evening to Stetson. FGCU enters the game with a perfect 12-0 overall record and a 5-0 mark in the A-Sun. The Eagles are ranked No. 3 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll and are receiving votes in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls.
January 8, 2011
Conner Scores 25 To Lead Stetson Over Upstate
Spartanburg, S.C. – Jessica Conner scored 25 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field and Stetson upset USC Upstate, 74-65, in A-Sun women’s basketball action Saturday evening in the Hodge Center.
January 7, 2011
Spartans Return Home To Face Stetson Saturday
Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women’s basketball team returns home with its perfect 4-0 A-Sun record intact Saturday when it plays host to Stetson at 4:30 p.m. in the Hodge Center. The Spartans are coming off a successful road swing through Georgia, having defeated Kennesaw State and Mercer earlier in the week. Upstate owns a 3-2 record all-time against Stetson, splitting the season series last year while taking three out of the last four games. The series dates back to the 2007-08 season when Upstate made the move to NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
January 5, 2011
Upstate Survives Scare At Mercer
Macon, Ga. – Chelsea McMillan recorded her fourth-straight double-double and came up big in the second half as Upstate fought off an upset bid from Mercer to take a 70-64 victory in A-Sun women’s basketball action Wednesday night in the University Center.
January 4, 2011
Spartans Make Second Stop On Peach State Road Show At Mercer
Spartanburg, S.C. - Coming off its 75-67 victory at Kennesaw State Monday night, the USC Upstate women’s basketball team will make its second stop on the two-game road trip in Georgia to take on A-Sun rival Mercer Wednesday evening at 5:00 in the University Center. Upstate is 2-5 all-time against the Bears, but have won two of the last three matchups in the series. The game will be a battle between the A-Sun’s top two leading scorers as Upstate’s Chelsea McMillan tops the league with 16.4 points per game, while Mercer’s Briana Williams is second at 16.1 ppg.
January 3, 2011
Spartans Stay Undefeated In A-Sun Play, Down Kennesaw State
Kennesaw, Ga. – Chelsea McMillan posted her third-straight double-double and USC Upstate remained undefeated in A-Sun play by taking a 75-67 victory over Kennesaw State Monday night in the KSU Convocation Center.
January 2, 2011
Spartans Return To A-Sun Play, Renew Rivalry With Kennesaw State
Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate will take its perfect 2-0 A-Sun record to Kennesaw, Ga., Monday evening to play its first conference road game of the season when it takes on the Kennesaw State Owls at 5:00 p.m. in the KSU Convocation Center. The game will be the 24th in the series between the two schools. Upstate and Kennesaw State were both members of the Peach Belt Conference in NCAA Division II prior to Kennesaw State moving to Division I and the A-Sun in 2005 and Upstate making the move in 2007. The Owls won 15 games in a row in the series and own an 18-5 lead all-time.
December 30, 2010
Upstate Battles Chanticleers For First Time In 25 Years
Spartanburg, S.C. - After taking some time off for Christmas break, USC Upstate will carry a two-game winning streak into action Thursday night when the Spartans take on Coastal Carolina for the first time in 25 years at 7:00 p.m. in the Hodge Center. Upstate owns a 5-1 lead in the all-time series, though the teams last met on Dec. 7, 1985 in Conway, an 86-72 victory for the Spartans (then-USC Spartanburg Lady Rifles).
December 30, 2010
Despite Double-Double From McMillan, Upstate Falls To Coastal
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate made a late push to get back in the game and despite getting a double-double from Chelsea McMillan, the Spartans fell to Coastal Carolina, 70-62, Thursday night in the Hodge Center.
December 18, 2010
McMillan's Double-Double Propels Upstate Over Radford
Spartanburg, S.C. – With starters Chelsea McMillan (fouls), Tee’Ara Copney (injury) and Lauren McRoberts (fouls) all on the bench for the final 1:47 of the game and USC Upstate clinging to a five-point advantage, the Spartans made nine of 14 free throws down the stretch to pull out an 87-81 victory over Radford Saturday evening in the Hodge Center.
December 16, 2010
Upstate Ends Whirlwind 8 Days With Home Games Against Campbell, Radford
Spartanburg, S.C. - Playing four games in eight days, including two games against stiff competition at Indiana State and No. 10 Ohio State, USC Upstate returns to the court Thursday evening when it plays host to A-Sun rival Campbell at 5:30 in the Hodge Center. The Spartans will put an end to the first semester with a non-conference game against Radford at 4:30, also in the Hodge. The games are the first back-to-back home games of the season for the Spartans.
December 16, 2010
Late First Half Surge Lifts Spartans To 2-0 Start In A-Sun Play With 85-71 Win Over Campbell
Spartanburg, S.C. – Junior guard Kendra Wallace led four Spartans in double figures with a season-high 20 points, as USC Upstate posted an 85-71 win over Campbell in Atlantic Sun women’s basketball action Thursday night at the Hodge Center.
December 14, 2010
No. 11 Ohio State Too Much For Upstate
Kim Roach scored a career-high 15 points, but three-time Big Ten Player of the Year Jantel Lavender proved to be too much for USC Upstate, as she captured her 63rd career double-double with 33 points and 15 points, leading No. 11 Ohio State to an 87-55 win over the Spartans Tuesday evening at Value City Arena.
December 10, 2010
Upstate Embarks On Midwest Swing, Takes On Sycamores, Buckeyes
Spartanburg, S.C. – After starting the season 1-2, USC Upstate has rattled off two straight wins, including an impressive 78-70 victory at home against ETSU on Dec. 4. The Spartans will knock off the rust after exam week and take its show on the road to play at Indiana State (Dec. 12) and Ohio State (Dec. 14) in a pair of non-conference games in the Midwest. Upstate has never played against Indiana State or Ohio State.
December 4, 2010
Upstate Opens A-Sun Play, New Hodge Center Era Saturday Against ETSU
Spartanburg, S.C. – After playing four-straight games on the road to open the season, USC Upstate finally plays at home in the newly renovated Hodge Center when it plays host to ETSU Saturday afternoon at 4:30. The game will not only be the home opener for the Spartans, it will also be the A-Sun opener for both Upstate and ETSU. Upstate enters the game with a 2-2 record, coming off a thrilling 78-73 overtime victory at Presbyterian College Thursday night. ETSU enters the game with a 2-3 record and on a three-game losing streak, though the Buccaneers have not played since an 87-71 loss at Middle Tennessee on Nov. 26.
December 4, 2010
Spartans Storm Back For Win Over ETSU
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate stormed from behind with a second half rally and opened A-Sun play with a gutsy 78-70 victory over East Tennessee State University Saturday evening in the newly renovated Hodge Center.
December 2, 2010
Upstate, PC Renew Rivalry Thursday Night
Spartanburg, S.C. - USC Upstate will make the short trip down I-26 to Clinton, S.C., to renew its rivalry with Presbyterian College Thursday night at 7:00 pm in the Templeton Center. The Spartans hold a 19-17 lead in the series that dates back to the 1977-78 season. They have won the last two contests in the series, including a 71-52 victory over the Blue Hose last year in Spartanburg, and are 8-9 all-time in Clinton.
December 2, 2010
McMillan's Double-Double Leads Spartans over PC In OT
Clinton, S.C. – Chelsea McMillan recorded her second double-double of the season and Tee’Ara Copney turned up the defensive pressure late to lead USC Upstate to a 78-73 overtime victory at Presbyterian College Thursday night in the Templeton Center.
November 23, 2010
Copney, George Return To Asheville As Spartans Battle UNCA
Spartanburg, S.C. - For the second-straight game, a homecoming will be the theme of the night as USC Upstate hits the road for the third-straight game to start the 2010-11 season when it makes the trip up Interstate 26 and up the Mountain to take on UNC Asheville Tuesday night at 7:00 at the Justice Center.
November 23, 2010
Spartans Fall On Road At Torrid UNC Asheville
Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate traveled up the mountain to the cool air of Asheville, N.C., but the Spartans found a hot-shooting team in UNC Asheville as the Bulldogs placed four players in double figures to take a 95-76 victory over Upstate Tuesday night at the Justice Center.
November 17, 2010
Wallace Returns Home As Spartans Face Marshall
Spartanburg, S.C. - For USC Upstate junior guard Kendra Wallace, Wednesday night’s game will be a homecoming for the Hurricane, W.Va., native when USC Upstate travels to Huntington to take on Marshall in a non-conference battle at the Cam Henderson Center. Hurricane is located just 25 miles away from Huntington, so Wallace is sure to have a number of family and friends in attendance at the game, which starts at 7:00 pm.
November 17, 2010
Wallace Returns Home, Helps Spartans Over Marshall
Huntington, W.Va. – Kendra Wallace turned in one of the top all-around performances of her career playing in front of her hometown fans and USC Upstate got additional standout performances from Tee’Ara Copney and Sharniece Wadelington as the Spartans took a 79-73 victory over Conference USA’s Marshall Wednesday night in the Cam Henderson Center.
November 12, 2010
Upstate Tips Off Season At Mississippi State Friday
Spartanburg, S.C. - Coming off of a 20-win season, its first in 15 seasons, USC Upstate will open the 2010-11 season on the road deep in SEC country when it travels to Starkville, Miss., to take on Mississippi State. The Spartans finished the 2009-10 season with a 20-9 overall record and finished third in the Atlantic Sun Conference. They return a veteran lineup with the A-Sun Preseason Player of the Year, Chelsea McMillan, and the 2010 A-Sun Freshman of the Year, Tee’Ara Copney, leading the way.
November 12, 2010
McMillan Goes Off, But Spartans Fall At Mississippi State
Starkville, Miss. – Upstate senior post player Chelsea McMillan had a tremendous start to the 2010-11 season, dominating the paint to the tune of 17 points and 20 rebounds, but Mississippi State capitalized on Upstate’s turnovers to take an 87-53 victory Friday night to tip-off the basketball season.
November 3, 2010
Upstate, Lipscomb to Tangle on CSS
The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will get a chance to show off the newly renovated Hodge Center to a regional television audience when they host Lipscomb in the CSS Game of the Week on Monday, January 24, 2010. It will be the first time ever that the Spartans have had a home television game for women’s basketball.
October 13, 2010
McMillan Tabbed Preseason Player of the Year, Spartans Picked Third
Senior Chelsea McMillan was named the Atlantic Sun Conferences Preseason Player of the Year as the USC Upstate womens basketball team was predicted to finish third in the preseason coaches poll, the conference office in Macon, Ga., announced today.
September 17, 2010
A-Sun Launches NCAA Grant-Dedicated Web Page
The Atlantic Sun Conference launched a web page, www.atlanticsun.org/wbasketball/grant, dedicated to following the year-long womens basketball marketing and promotions grant the conference received from the NCAA.
August 16, 2010
Womens Basketball Announces 2010-11 Slate
Road trips to Mississippi State and Ohio State and 20 Atlantic Sun Conference games highlight the USC Upstate womens basketball schedule, released today by head coach Tammy George.
July 2, 2010
Dunford Joins Upstate Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Spartanburg, S.C. After two years as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech, Ollin Dunford has joined the USC Upstate womens basketball coaching staff, head coach Tammy George announced Friday. Dunford will assist in all aspects of the program.
Winter Weather Causes Postponement Of Upstate-FGCU Basketball
Spartanburg, S.C. – The winter storm that has already dumped several inches of snow on the Spartanburg area and is expected to add more snow and ice later in the day has caused tonight’s men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader between USC Upstate and Florida Gulf Coast to be postponed.