SC-Upstate 69, North Florida 62

Torrey Craig scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and South

Carolina-Upstate defeated North Florida 69-62 on Saturday

night.

The Spartans (10-8, 4-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) scored 21

points off 19 rebounds, negating a strong shooting night by the

Ospreys.

North Florida shot 56.8 percent from the field (21 of 37) and

brought it within two, 64-62, on Jimmy Williams’ layup with 1:24

remaining but wasn’t able to get any closer.

S.C.-Upstate’s Babatunde Olumuyiwa made a layup and Williams

followed with a turnover to give the Spartans the ball back.

Mario Blessing made a free-throw, Torrey Craig blocked Jerron

Granberry’s 3-piont attempt and Olumuyiwa connected on his two foul

shots to seal it for the Spartans.

Olumuyiwa finished with 14 points and Jodd Maxey added 12 for

the Spartans.

Parker Smith led North Florida (9-10, 3-3) with 16 points and

Travis Wallace added 12.