USC Upstate takes down North Florida 81-70
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Ricardo Glenn scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead a balanced offense as South Carolina Upstate topped North Florida 81-70 Thursday.
Jodd Maxey added 16 points and nine rebounds while Torrey Craig also scored 16 for USC Upstate (17-12, 10-6 Atlantic Sun Conference). Fred Miller added 14 points.
The Spartans jumped to a 44-32 halftime lead, after opening the game on a 14-5 run. North Florida (14-14, 8-7) cut the lead to 64-57 on a Demarcus Daniels 3-pointer with 8:53 remaining in the second half, but Craig scored the next six points for the Spartans as USC Upstate stretched the advantage to 70-61 with 4:50 to play.
USC Upstate hit 6 of 8 free throws in the final 1:26 to keep North Florida from a comeback.
Charles McRoy led the Ospreys with 15 points. Travis Wallace added 13 points and Jalen Nesbitt had 12. Beau Beech scored 10.