USC Upstate Falls to Texas State in Second Game of Classic at Portland

USC Upstate Falls to Texas State in Second Game of Classic at Portland

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Portland, Ore. – Malik Moore registered a team-high 13 points as the USC Upstate men's basketball team continued play at the Classic at Portland on Friday evening with an 82-50 loss to the Texas State Bobcats at Portland's Chiles Center.

USC Upstate falls to 1-4 on the season while Texas State improves to 4-1 overall.


  • Moore concluded the game shooting 5-of-12 from the field and connected on three 3-pointers to lead the Spartans offensively with 13 points.
  • Jure Span and Everette Hammond each had eight points.
  • Bryson Mozone led USC Upstate on defense with six rebounds to go with six points.
  • Tre'Larenz Nottingham led all players with a game-high 25 points for the Bobcats after shooting 7-of-13 overall including 9-for-11 at the free throw line.
  • Nijal Pearson finished with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting and pulled down five rebounds.
  • Jaylen Shead grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
  • The Spartans finished the game shooting 32.7 percent (17-of-52) from the field and 42.9 percent (9-of-21) behind the 3-point line.
  • USC Upstate totaled 15 points off turnovers, 12 points in the paint, seven second chance points and five fast break points.
  • Both teams had 25 bench points as Hammond scored eight.


  • Texas State scored the game's first four points before Span connected on a 3-pointer and cut the Spartans deficit to 4-3 with 16:06 remaining.
  • After the Bobcats extended their lead out to five points, USC Upstate got to within two twice with the last coming at 8-6 with 13:44 to go on Mozone's 3-pointer.
  • Everette Hammond's free throw with 12:09 to go cut the score down to 10-9.
  • Hammond followed with a jumper at the 11:16 mark to give the Spartans an 11-10 lead.
  • Texas State responded with a 9-0 run that lasted 3:05 and held a 19-11 advantage with 7:33 remaining.
  • A layup by Ross Ryan with 5:59 left trimmed the score down to 21-15.
  • The Bobcats concluded the half on an 18-3 run over the final 5:32 and led 39-18 at halftime.


  • Texas State led by 23 points twice over the first 2:28 to begin the second half.
  • Moore scored five straight points and put the score at 44-26 with 16:04 to go.
  • Span added a jumper one minute later as the Bobcats led 46-28.
  • Texas State would take a 51-28 lead with 12:59 remaining to cap a run of five consecutive points.
  • USC Upstate responded with an 11-2 run that lasted 3:03 and trailed 53-39 at the 9:39 mark on a 3-pointer by Moore.
  • The Bobcats then scored 10 straight points to lead 63-39 with 6:51 left.
  • Texas State led by at least 20 points for the game's final 8:11.
  • The Spartans got as close as 22 points, 63-41, with 6:11 to go after a pair of free throws from Dalvin White.
  • Pat Welch knocked down a 3-pointer at the 4:19 mark and made the score 69-46.
  • The Bobcats finished the game on a 13-4 run and a jumper with 15 seconds remaining put the final score at 82-50.


  • USC Upstate closes out play at the Classic at Portland on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. EST against Cal Poly.

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