SC-Upstate 82, Jacksonville St. 77

Ty Greene’s 17 points paced five South Carolina-Upstate players

in double figures as the Spartans downed Jacksonville State 82-77

Monday night, tying a season high with their fourth straight


Torrey Craig added 15 points, Adrian Rodgers 13 while both Mario

Blessing and Ricardo Glenn had 11 apiece for the Spartans


S.C. Upstate, of the Atlantic-Sun Conference, and Jacksonville

State, of the Ohio Valley Conference, traded leads throughout until

a late run turned the tide for good.

With the Spartans trailing 60-56 with 8 minutes left, a Glenn

layup, a Rodgers jumper and a Greene 3-pointer sparked a 15-4 run

to give S.C. Upstate the lead for good.

The Spartans overcame 17 turnovers by scoring 16 points off 12

giveaways by the Gamecocks.

Brian Williams scored a game-high 21 points to lead the

Gamecocks (9-14), who had their season-best streak of three

straight wins snapped in defeat.