Women’s Basketball Preview: at Furman

Women’s Basketball Preview:  at Furman

Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's basketball team will make the short trip to Greenville on Saturday afternoon for a 2 p.m. tipoff against the Furman Paladins at Timmons Arena.

Fans attending the game who bring a canned or non-perishable food item will receive a free ticket.

USC Upstate (1-3) opened its home schedule on Tuesday evening with a 69-51 victory over Converse. Brianna Lewis set a new career-high in scoring for the third straight game leading all players with a game-high 27 points. Lewis also tied her career-high of 10 field goals. DeNisha Swain pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds while Riley Popplewell added a career-best five steals.

The Spartans held a 32-26 advantage in points in the paint, 21-13 in points off turnovers and 10-0 in fast break points. USC Upstate forced Converse into 30 turnovers.

Lewis leads the team in scoring with a conference-best 22.5 points per game while Popplewell averages a team-high 6.5 rebounds per contest. Lewis also dishes out 5.8 assists per game.

Furman currently sits at 1-2 overall after picking up a 71-42 win to open its season on Nov. 7 against Coker. The Paladins are coming off a 74-63 loss at Kennesaw State on Wednesday evening. Furman is under the direction of ninth-year head coach Jackie Carson.

The Spartans and Paladins are meeting for the 18th time in program history with Furman holding an 11-6 lead in the all-time series.

Fans can follow the action on www.upstatespartans.com via live stats. The game is being streamed via paid subscription on ESPN+. Updates will also be posted on the USC Upstate women's basketball Twitter page (@UpstateWB).

The Spartans continue their road trip on Saturday, Nov. 24 traveling to North Carolina Central for a 3 p.m. tipoff.

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