USC Upstate Drops Road Decision at Hampton

USC Upstate Drops Road Decision at Hampton

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Hampton, Va. – Deion Holmes and Malik Moore scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the USC Upstate men's basketball team on Thursday evening as the Spartans fell 88-70 to the Hampton Pirates in Big South play from the Convocation Center.

USC Upstate falls to 5-17 on the season and 0-7 in conference play while Hampton improves to 8-10 overall and 3-2 in the Big South.

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS

  • Holmes led the Spartans offensively scoring 12 points and grabbed five rebounds.
  • Moore contributed 10 points while adding team-highs with seven rebounds and six assists.
  • Everette Hammond posted nine points, Pat Welch and Nevin Zink eight each, and Brandon Martin seven.
  • Dalvin White dished out a team-leading four assists while Hammond added three.
  • Jermaine Marrow scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Pirates and Kalin Fisher compiled 24.
  • Marrow and Fisher both pulled down six rebounds while Fisher had eight assists.
  • USC Upstate finished the game shooting 45.2 percent (28-of-62) from the field.
  • The Spartans held a 19-12 advantage in second chance points, 15-14 in fast break points and 27-21 in bench points.
  • The game featured six ties and one lead change.

FIRST HALF BREAKDOWN

  • The opening five minutes of the game featured three ties as Hampton evened the score at 6-6 with 15:14 to go.
  • Zink gave USC Upstate a 6-3 lead during the first five minutes with his layup at the 15:32 mark.
  • After the Pirates extended their lead to 10-6, two free throws from Welch and a layup by Holmes tied the score for the Spartans at 10-10 with 12:24 remaining.
  • USC Upstate tied the score twice over a 47-second stretch with the last coming at 13-13 with 10:01 left on a free throw by Zink.
  • Hampton would then go on a 14-4 run that lasted nearly five minutes and went ahead 27-17.
  • The Spartans got as close as nine points three times over the final 4:49 of the half with the last coming at 32-23 with 3:07 remaining after a layup from Holmes.
  • The Pirates closed out the half on a 15-7 run and held a 47-30 lead at halftime.

SECOND HALF BREAKDOWN

  • A pair of free throws by Zink at the 18:41 mark gave USC Upstate the first points of the second half and put the score at 47-32.
  • Welch connected on a 3-pointer with 15:58 to go and cut the Spartans deficit down to 55-39.
  • Hampton broke the game open courtesy of an 11-2 run over the following 3:39 and went ahead 66-41.
  • The Pirates led by at least 20 points for a majority of the game's final 13 minutes.
  • USC Upstate made it a 75-52 game at the 8:01 mark when Hammond drove in for a layup off the assist from White.
  • Hampton took its largest lead of the game at 88-57 with 2:16 remaining.
  • The Spartans closed out the game on a 13-0 run over the last 2:15.
  • Jure Span's jumper as time expired put the final score at 88-70.

UP NEXT

  • USC Upstate returns home on Saturday afternoon to host Longwood at 4:30 p.m.

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