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Anderson’s $4 Million Gift To Renovate The Hodge Center History In The Hodge • Overall Record of 324-137 (.703) • Four perfect regular seasons at the Hodge Center 1985-86, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 • Claimed a Hodge Center and program-record 50 straight home wins from Feb. 10, 1989 to Feb. 17, 1993 • Home of the 1982 NAIA National Champions • Host of the 1991, 1996 and 1998 South/South Atlantic Regional of the NCAA DII National Tournament • Six All-Americans have played at the Hodge Center Michael Gibson (1981 & 82), Wendell Gibson (1982), Mike Smith (1985), Elliott Holmes (1986 & 88), Ulysses Hackett (1990, 91 & 92) and Willie Murdaugh (1991) • 17 Spartans/Rifles who have played in the Hodge Center have scored 1,000 or more career points • The Hodge Center has been the home of three NAIA District Six, four Peach Belt Conference Regular Season and one Peach Belt Conference Tournament champions • The Spartans secured Peach Belt Conference Regular Season Championships in the Hodge Center with an 84-60 victory over Georgia College & State University on Feb. 8, 1992 and with a 70-59 victory over UNC Pembroke on Feb. 17, 1998.

On Oct. 14, 2009, Mrs. Delores (Dodie) Anderson announced her gift of $4 million to the USC Upstate Athletics Department to completely renovate the Hodge Center. Shown at the top, Mrs. Anderson speaks to the crowd of more than 300 supporters and shares her vision of the improved facility. Directly above, Mrs. Anderson poses with members of the Upstate men’s basketball team. With Mrs. Anderson’s generous gift, the renovated Hodge Center will have a new floor, seats, lights, state-of-the-art scoreboards, sound system, press tables, locker rooms and improved athletic training room and performance center. The renovation is scheduled to start on March 1, 2010, and is expected to be completed by the start of the basketball season next fall.

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Table of Contents

Quick Facts

Table of Contents and Information 1....................................... Table of Contents/Quick Facts 2...........................................................Media Information Inside Upstate Basketball 4..................................................................... Leadership 5......................................................................Academics 6......................................................................Excellence 7......................................................................... Tradition 8...........................................................................Support 9..................................................... Spartans In The Pros 10................................................................................. Fun Spartan Coaching Staff & Basketball Support 12..............................................Head Coach Eddie Payne 17............................................Assistant Coach Kyle Perry 18........................................Assistant Coach Ryan Walker 19......................................... Assistant Coach Bill Burrows 20............Head Athletic Trainer Michael “Sandy” Sandago 20..................Darrell Bynoe and Justin Houser, Managers 2009-10 Season Preview & Roster Breakdown 22............................................................. Season Preview 25..........................................................Roster Breakdown 2009-10 Player Bios 27.....................................................................Cedric Koffi 28.......................................................................Pat Posey 30............................................................. Nick Schneiders 32....................................................................Josh Chavis 34.......................................................... Mezie Uzochukwu 36....................................................................Carter Cook 38..........................................................De’Marion Gordon 40........................................................... Chalmers Rogers 42.....................................Ricardo Glenn, Johnathan Gray 43.........................................Kenny Joyner, Ryan LeGates 44..........................................Sharod Minus, Caleb Palkert 2008-09 In Review 46.............................................................. Season Review 47........................................................... Statistical Review 52.............................Game-By-Game Recaps/Box Scores 63....................................Atlantic Sun Conference Review 2009-10 Opponents 68...................................................Opponents Breakdown 69..............................Opponent Media Relations Contacts 70......................................................................Opponents

76...............................................................Series Records 77........................................... A-Sun Composite Schedule

General Information Location.................................................... Spartanburg, S.C. Founded........................................................................ 1967 Enrollment.................................................................... 5,268 Nickname.................................................................Spartans Colors.........................................Green (567), White & Black Arena/Capacity..............................G.B. Hodge Center/1,535 Affiliation.......................................................NCAA Division I Conference......................................Atlantic Sun Conference Chancellor........................................... Dr. John C. Stockwell Director of Athletics................................................. Mike Hall Senior Woman Administrator..........................Louise Ericson Athletic Department Phone............................(864) 503-5141

istory & Tradition H 80.....................................1982 NAIA National Champions 81.......................................1981-82 Team Results, Roster 82........................................................1,000 Point Scorers 85.............................................. NCAA Tournament Teams 86...................................................... All-Time Participants 87.............................................. All-Time Statistical Roster 90................................................... All-Time Jersey Roster 91............................................................. All-Time Results 97.................................................. Versus the Competition 98............................................................Coaching History Spartan Record Book 100..............................................................Career Records 104.............................................Individual Season Records 106...............................................Individual Game Records 107.................................................... Year-By-Year Leaders 108...................................................Team Season Records 109........................................NCAA DI Era Career Records 110............................NCAA DI Era Single-Season Records 111.................... NCAA DI Era Single-Game/Team Records 112...................................NCAA Division II School Records 113.....................................................NAIA School Records 114................................................................. All-Americans 115......................................................Spartan Superlatives 116................. Athletics Hall of Fame Basketball Selections USC Upstate 119...........................................................................USC Upstate 122.................................................................Academic Success 123..................................................................In The Community 124..................................................................... Athletic Facilities 126...................................................... Athletic Accomplishments 127............................................................................Hall of Fame 128..................................................................2008-09 In Review 129.......................................................... Athletics Administration 132......................................................................Sports Medicine 133...............................................................Athletics Association 134........................................................ Atlantic Sun Conference 135................................................... Move To Division I Timeline 136.......................................................................Radio/TV Chart

Coaching Staff Head Coach.......................................................Eddie Payne Alma Mater............................................... Wake Forest/1973 Career Record........................................... 369-331/24 years Record at Upstate.......................................... 109-98/7 years Assistant Coach.....................................................Kyle Perry Assistant Coach.................................................Ryan Walker Assistant Coach.................................................. Bill Burrows Athletic Trainer..............................Michael “Sandy” Sandago Managers..................................Darrell Bynoe, Justin Houser 2009-10 Team Information Starters Returning............................................................... 3 Starters Lost........................................................................ 2 Letterwinners Returning...................................................... 7 Letterwinners Lost............................................................... 6 2008-09 Team Information Overall Record................................................................ 9-21 Conference Record........................................................ 8-12 Conference Finish......................................................... T-8th Historical Information First Year of Men’s Basketball.................................. 1967-68 Overall All-Time Record............................................ 645-498 NCAA Tournament Appearances................................ 6 (D-II) NAIA Tournament Appearances.......................................... 2 NAIA National Championships.................................1 (1982) Media Relations Information Men’s Basketball Contact.....................................Bill English Assistant AD/Media Relations..............................Bill English Office Phone..................................................(864) 503-5129 Cell Phone.....................................................(864) 266-3603 Press Row Phone..........................................(864) 503-5058 Email Address...............................benglish@uscupstate.edu Media Relations Fax......................................(864) 503-5127 Mailing Address...........................800 University Way, 29303

Credits

The 2009-10 USC Upstate Men’s Basketball Media Guide is a publication of the USC Upstate Media Relations Office. It was designed, written and edited by Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Bill English. Assistance was provided by Assistant Media Relations Director Joe Guistina and Media Relations Assistant Alex Edwards. Cover design by men’s basketball player Nick Schneiders. Additional design elements provided by Upstate men’s basketball player Nick Schneiders. Editorial assistance by Claire Sachse and Tammy Whaley. Photos by Les Duggins, John Byrum, Mike Bruce, Bob Hebert, Paul McCarthy, Seeley Photography, Anthony Snowden and the Las Vegas News Bureau. Printing by HPC Printing, 806 Locust Street, Hendersonville, N.C., 28792.

Atlantic Sun Conference Commissioner................................................... Ted Gumbart Director of Communications/MBB Contact........... Eric Moyer Office Phone..................................................(478) 474-3394 E-mail............................................. emoyer@atlanticsun.org



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Media Information 2009-10 Media Guide

The 2009-10 University of South Carolina Upstate men’s basketball media guide has been produced to serve as the primary information source for writers, broadcasters, sports directors, sports editors, sports information directors and fans that follow the Spartans. The USC Upstate Media Relations Office is always interested in assisting members of the media in their coverage of Upstate athletics. Publicity and media information for men’s basketball is handled by Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Bill English. Weekly releases, statistics, photographs and other materials are available by contacting him by phone at (864) 5035129 or by e-mail at benglish@uscupstate.edu.

Media Credentials

Please direct all requests for press and photo credentials for USC Upstate home games to Bill English, Assistant AD for Media Relations, by calling (864) 503-5129. Calling at least 48 hours in advance is appreciated. USC Upstate men’s basketball games are ticketed events, so media members will need credentials to gain access in the Hodge Center.

Directions to USC Upstate From I-85 in either direction – Use Exit 72 on to U.S. 176 towards Spartanburg. Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left. From I-26 in either direction – exit on to I-85 northbound, and follow the above directions. Using I-85 instead of Business I-85 is the preferable route. From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 northbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go right at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left. From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 southbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left. From Business I-85 northbound – Use Exit 5-B, Milliken Road. Proceed along the frontage road parallel to Business I-85 to the Milliken Bridge over Business I-85, and turn left crossing over Business I-85. At the three-way STOP at the end of the bridge, continue straight onto North Campus Boulevard into campus From Business I-85 southbound – Use Exit 6, SC 9. Proceed along the frontage road for approximately 1/2 mile being careful not to re-enter Business 85. Turn right at the Milliken Bridge and follow North Campus Boulevard to the campus.

Interview Policy

All interviews taking place other than on the day of a game with head coach Eddie Payne and/or players must be arranged through the USC Upstate Media Relations Office. In order to avoid any deadline conflicts, it is recommended that the request be made two days in advance. It should be noted that player telephone numbers will not be given out under any circumstances. Any media members wishing to interview head coach Eddie Payne or selected players following Spartan home games should see Bill English at press row at the conclusion of the game. Head coach Eddie Payne and selected players will be made available outside of the locker room area following a short cooling-off period.

Game Day Services

Weekly notes, rosters and final game statistics are provided at each home contest. Post-game interviews will begin approximately 10 minutes following the conclusion of the game. Upstate head coach Eddie Payne and selected players will be on hand. The visiting coach and players are available upon request as well.

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The official athletics Web site for USC Upstate, www.upstatespartans.com, is updated continuously throughout the year. Weekly releases, feature stories and player biographies are available for Upstate men’s basketball and all of the Spartans’ 17 athletic teams.

G.B. Hodge Center

The G.B. Hodge Center is the home of USC Upstate men’s basketball and is located off University Way adjacent to the Administration Building at the front of campus. All members of the media should enter the Hodge Center using the front entrances. Members of the media must show their press credentials at the ticket area. Please contact Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Bill English for credentials at (864) 503-5129.



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Media Information Spartans On The Internet

Spartans On TV As part of the agreement between the Atlantic Sun Con-

ference and CSS TV, the Jan. 15 game against Mercer in the Hodge Center will be broadcast at 7:00 pm. Check your local listings for channel lineups. In addition to the Mercer game, several non-conference games may be televised. Check www.upstatespartans.com for updated information on televised games in 2009-10. At press time, the following games are scheduled to be televised: Nov. 16....... at Indiana......................Big Ten Network Dec. 23...... at Arizona State............Fox Sports Arizona Jan. 15....... Mercer*.........................CSS

Spartans On ASun.TV

The Atlantic Sun Conference and JumpTV/NeuLion have partnered to bring exciting Atlantic Sun Conference sports action to your computer. Upstate will broadcast over 60 home athletic events in 2009-10, including all home men’s basketball games. Simply go to the Upstate section of ASun. TV to purchase your season package at www.asun.tv.

Primary Media Outlets Spartanburg Herald-Journal Phone........................................................... (864) 562-7241 Fax................................................................ (864) 594-6234 Contact.......... Dan Armonaitis, Eric Boynton, Todd Shanesy Greenville News Phone........................................................... (864) 298-4100 Fax................................................................ (864) 298-4137 Contact............................................................... David Hood The State (Columbia, S.C.) Phone........................................................... (803) 771-8470 Fax................................................................ (803) 771-8613 Contact.............................................................Bob Gillespie Charlotte (N.C.) Observer Phone........................................................... (704) 358-5125 Fax:................................................................(704) 358-5110 ESPN 1400 AM Phone........................................................... (864) 573-1400 Contact: Matt Smith WSPA-TV Phone........................................................... (864) 576-7777 Fax................................................................ (864) 587-5430 Contact................................................................Pete Yanity WYFF-TV Phone........................................................... (864) 242-4404 Fax................................................................ (864) 240-5305 Contact................................................................. Geoff Hart WHNS-TV Phone........................................................... (864) 288-2100 Fax................................................................ (864) 987-1219 Contact............................................................. Anthony Cox

News and information on USC Upstate Athletics can be found on many different Web sites aimed at providing the Spartan fan a variety of forums in which to receive updates. Whether it is the official Upstate Athletics Web site, www.upstatespartans.com, the official A-Sun Web site at www.atlanticsun.org, the Upstate Athletics page on Twitter, or the Upstate Athletics page on facebook, Spartan fans have many avenues in which to satisfy their need for information on Upstate.



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Leadership... • 25 Years As Head Coach Upstate head coach Eddie Payne is a leader of

young men. Now in his 25th year as a head coach on the college level, he has influenced the lives of hundreds of young men in their transition to adult life.

• Character Active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

head coach Eddie Payne brings character to the men’s basketball program at Upstate.

• Student Leaders Former Upstate men’s basketball player and

track & field standout Marc Wartenberger (right) served as President of the Student Government Association (SGA) in 2008-09.

• Community Whether it is serving as volunteer mentors to

local elementary school children or assisting in community service projects, Upstate’s studentathletes have a commitment to the greater Spartanburg and Upstate communities.



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Academics... • Student-Athlete Excellence Upstate’s student-athletes recorded a 3.01

Grade Point Average in the Spring ‘09 semester.

• Men’s Basketball At The Top Upstate head coach Eddie Payne stresses the

importance of performing in the classroom as much as he does performance on the court. The 2008-09 Spartans finished with 3.02 GPA in the Fall ‘08 semester, only to top that mark with a 3.11 GPA in the Spring ‘09 semester.

• A-Sun All-Academic Team Upstate men’s basketball placed eight student

athletes on the 2009 A-Sun All-Academic team. Chalmers Rogers led the way with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the Spring ‘09 semester.

• Graduation Rate Upstate head coach Eddie Payne has graduated

98 percent of the players who finished their eligibility at Upstate.



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Excellence... • 1982 National Champions Right - Odell Cleveland and Wendell Gibson

hold the 1982 NAIA National Championship

Trophy after defeating Biola, 51-38.

• 2005 Peach Belt Champions Above - the 2005-06 Upstate Spartans won the

program’s only Peach Belt Conference

Tournament Championship with a 73-49 win

over Armstrong Atlantic State.

• NAIA National Tournament Upstate made three appearances in the NAIA

National Tournament.

• NCAA DII Tournament Upstate made five appearances in the NCAA DII

National Tournament.

• 50-Game Home Winning Streak From Feb. 10, 1989 to Feb. 17, 1993. 

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Tradition... The “Hodge Hecklers” from the past have given way to the new wave of avid Upstate student supporters for the men’s basketball team. It’s just one of many traditions which surround the men’s basketball program.

Why Spartans... The first athletic teams at USC Upstate were fielded in 1967. Called the Fighting Bantams, those early teams wore garnet and black and played their basketball games in a local junior high school gymnasium. In 1970-71, the University took its first of two steps to distinguish itself from USC Columbia by changing the school colors from garnet and black to purple and white. A year later, the University changed its nickname to the Spartan Rifles in honor of a local militia unit that played an integral part in the Revolutionary War, winning an important victory at the Battle of Cowpens. Though the official nickname was the Spartan Rifles, the athletic teams were known as just the Rifles. The USCS athletic teams were known as the Rifles from 1971-2004. In 2004, the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees passed a resolution to rename the University in Spartanburg as the University of South Carolina Upstate. In a move to help better brand the University and its image, the official nickname of the school was changed to the Spartans. The name continues to pay homage to the militia unit known as the Spartan Rifles, though the nickname has been modified to emphasize the first portion of the militia unit’s name instead of the last. Though the name of the University and the nickname of its athletic teams have changed, the colors remain hunter green, white, and black. In 1979-80, the school colors were changed to green and white. Over the years, the original “Kelly” green has been transformed to the modern day “Hunter” green, and black has now been added as a complimentary color.

First Year of Basketball..................................1967-68 Hodge Center Opens........................................... 1973 First Year of NAIA.........................................1974-75 National Champions..........................1982 (NAIA) First Year of NCAA DII...................................1990-91 First Year of NCAA DI....................................2007-08 First-Ever Win Over DI School......................12/18/07 at SMU, 58-56 First A-Sun Win.............................................1/10/08 vs. Gardner-Webb, 73-59



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Support... • Mrs. Dodie Anderson Above - Mrs. Dodie Anderson addresses the

crowd in the Hodge Center after announcing she

has donated $4 million to the Athletics

Department to completely renovate the Hodge

Center.

• Faculty and Fans Right - Members of the Upstate faculty routinely

show their support for the men in green, white

and black. Below - The Hodge Center can be one

of the most intimidating places to play in the

Atlantic Sun.



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Spartans In The Pros...

Kevin Harrington 2000-04 ABA

Petros Tsampas 2000-04 Greece

Charleston Long 2000-04 Australia

Charleston Long (above middle, with the Hobart Chargers in Australia), Bobby Davis (top, with the Matrixx Magixx BV in Holland) and Luke Payne (above right, with the Lakeside Ivica Grgurovic 2000-04 Croatia

Luke Payne 2004-08 Australia

Lightning in Australia) are the three recent players for head coach Eddie Payne to go on to

Bobby Davis 2007-09 Holland

play professional basketball. In addition to Long, Davis and Payne, former Spartans Kevin Harrignton (ABA), Petros Tsmapas (Greece) and Ivica Grgurovic (Croatia) have gone on to play professional basketball after finishing their college careers under Eddie Payne. Historically, the program has produced several players who have played professional basketball, starting with Michael Gibson playing with the Washington Bullets, James Holland (above left) playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, Mike Smith playing overseas in Europe and Willie Murdaugh having a distinguished career in the U.S. and Canada.



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Fun... Midnight Madness Each year, the Upstate Athletics Marketing & Promotions Department stages Upstate’s version of Midnight Madness. Playing to a packed house each year, the event brings in some of the nation’s entertainment talent, like the Air Elite team featured in the top picture, to celebrate the start of the basketball season.

Experience While on the court it is all business, the Spartans do find time to enjoy their time off the court. The Spartans took a trip to the bowling alley in Idaho last year prior to taking on nationally-ranked Gonzaga. The Spartans have also had past off-the-court experiences dog sledding in Alaska, sitting down for an authentic Mexican meal and show in Mexico, and touring the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

Travel There is no doubt that head coach Eddie Payne has as a staple of his program the ability to travel throughout the country. The Spartans not only play in some of the top college basketball venues in the nation, but in some of the top travel destinations as well. Whether it’s Las Vegas, Bloomington, Boston, Miami, South Bend, Dallas, Fairbanks, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, St. Louis or El Paso, Upstate travels like no other program.

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Spartan Coaching Staff and Basketball Support

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Eddie Payne Head Coach Eddie Payne is a veteran of the coaching sideline, having spent 24 years as a head coach, and is in his eighth year at the helm of the Upstate men’s basketball program. After 24 years, three NCAA Tournament appearances, two Coach of the Year honors and two Peach Belt Conference championships, Payne has taken another challenging step in his coaching career, having led Upstate into NCAA Division I competition in 2007-08. Upstate is now in its third year in DI and the Atlantic Sun Conference. Payne has coached at all levels and divisions of college basketball, beginning his head coaching career on the junior college level and moving through the ranks in the NAIA and NCAA Division I, II and III. He is the only current DI head coach to have coached at all five levels of college basketball and has compiled a 369-331 record. Under his guidance, the 2008-09 Spartans made tremendous strides over the 2007-08 season while playing another demanding schedule. Upstate played the nation’s 29thtoughest non-conference schedule according to renowned basketball strength of schedule analyst Ken Pomeroy, yet improved its overall and A-Sun win totals. The Spartans won nine games last year, an improvement of two wins over the previous year, while winning three more conference games than in 2007-08. He also fostered the development of Bobby Davis who broke Upstate’s career rebounding average and became the first Spartan to receive All-ASun honors. Davis is set to travel overseas to continue his basketball career as a professional and will become one of seven players Payne has coached to go on to play professional basketball. Payne led Upstate into the DI Era when the Spartans took the floor at Utah on Nov. 9, 2007. Upstate traveled more than 20,000 miles roundtrip from Spartanburg to play its 30-game schedule last year. The Spartans played games in eight states and five time zones, including Alaska, as Payne and the men’s basketball program spread the USC Upstate name across the nation. Payne’s Spartans won their first game against a DI opponent on Dec. 18, 2007, a 58-56 victory at SMU in Dallas, Texas. Upstate played its first contest on regional ESPN

The Eddie Payne File Personal

Born............................................................July 10, 1951 Hometown......................................Winston-Salem, N.C. Wife................................................... Ann, May 23, 1981 Son...........................................................................Luke

Education

Wake Forest...................B.A. in Communications - 1973 Clemson...................................M.A. in Education - 1978

Playing History

Wake Forest....................................................... 1970-73 Domene (France)............................................... 1973-74

Head Coaching History

Truett-McConnell............ 1978-79............................. 25-5 Belmont Abbey............... 1981-86......................... 103-51 East Carolina.................. 1991-95........................... 56-58 Oregon State.................. 1995-2000....................... 55-88 Greensboro College....... 2000-02........................... 21-31 USC Upstate................... 2002-present................. 109-98

Assistant Coaching History

Clemson............................................................. 1975-78 East Carolina...................................................... 1979-81 South Carolina.................................................... 1986-91

Milestone Victories

100................................................2/85 (Belmont Abbey) 200..... 11/29/97 vs. Sacramento St., 89-56 (Oregon St.) 300........................... 1/2/05 at Wingate, 73-59 (Upstate)

Coaching Honors

Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year.............. 2005 NABC DII South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year..... 2005

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television when the Spartans traveled to Iowa State on Jan. 2. Following the Iowa State game, Upstate’s schedule was ranked as the 18th-toughest in the country. Payne returned the USC Upstate men’s basketball program to national prominence on the NCAA Division II level, leading the Spartans to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA DII Tournament in 2004-05 and 2005-06. His Spartan teams won two straight league championships in the Peach Belt Conference, claiming a share of the regular season championship with Kennesaw State in 2004-05 and winning the conference tournament title for the first time in school history in 2005-06. Payne’s 2006-07 team finished with a 17-11 record, the fourth winning record and fifth non-losing mark in five seasons with the Spartans. In 2005-06, he led Upstate to a 2010 record and the program’s first-ever Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship. The Spartans advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year and maintained a Top 25 national ranking early in the season. Payne had a monumental year in 2004-05, returning Upstate to the top of the Peach Belt by winning the North Division title and claiming a share of the Peach Belt Championship with South Division foe Kennesaw State. The Spartans jumped into the NABC/NCAA Division II Top 25 at No. 15 on Jan. 25, 2005, and moved as high as No. 8 during the season. Upstate settled for a final No. 25 national ranking. He also led the Spartans into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998, advancing to the second round before losing to eventual national champion Virginia Union. On a personal note, Payne reached 300 career wins in his 20th year of coaching, earned Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year honors and was named South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. In his first year as head coach of the Spartans in 200203, Payne restored USC Upstate to the level of success it has been accustomed to since the early 1980s. The 200203 Spartans recorded an 18-11 record, finished second in the North Division of the Peach Belt Conference, and advanced to the semifinals of the league tournament. In 2003-

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Coaches & Support Staff 04, Payne led the Spartans to a third place finish in the North Division and claimed 14 wins on the season. Payne came to USC Upstate after serving as the head men’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Greensboro College for two years. Prior to that his stint at Greensboro College, Payne served at the helm of the Oregon State program from 1995-2000. Among his victories were wins over Stanford (No. 15 in 1996-97 and No. 6 in 1998-99), UCLA (No. 8 in 1998-99) and Arizona (No. 9 in 1998-99 and No. 3 in 1999-2000). Payne also coached four Pac-10 All-Freshman team members, including Corey Benjamin. He also coached three Pac-10 All-Newcomer and three Pac-10 All-Academic honorees. He recruited and coached Deaundra Tanner, who finished as the eighth-leading scorer in school history. Before his stint at Oregon State, Payne was the head coach at East Carolina from 1991-95. He led the Pirates to 56 wins in his four years at the school and won the program’s only Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship in 1993. His 1994-95 squad went 18-11 and his teams won 33 games in the final two seasons he was the head coach of the Pirates. ECU

defeated James Madison in the conference championship game to advance to the NCAA Tournament in 1993. ECU was pitted against North Carolina in the first round of the tournament, and was eliminated by the eventual national champions. He coached five CAA All-Rookie and two All-Conference selections at ECU. Payne began his head coaching career at Truett-McConnell College in Georgia, leading the junior college program to a 25-5 record in his only season at the helm of the program in 1978-79. Payne became the head coach at Belmont Abbey in 1981 and remained at the head of the program for five years, leaving the position after the 1986 season. He tallied a 103-51 record at the Abbey. In addition to his stints as a head coach, Payne has also served as an assistant coach at three NCAA Division I programs. He was on the sidelines at Clemson from 1975-78 as an assistant during the Tree Rollins era. From 1979-81, he was an assistant at East Carolina where he made such an impression on the athletic administration that he was hired as the head coach of the program 10 years after his departure for Belmont Abbey. Payne also served on the coaching staff

of George Felton at South Carolina from 1986-91. The Gamecocks tallied an 87-62 record during Payne’s stint at the school. South Carolina advanced to the NCAA East Regional in 1989 and the postseason NIT in 1991. Payne coached six All-Metro Conference selections during his tenure, including standouts Jo Jo English and John Hudson. Payne graduated from Wake Forest with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 1973. He was a member of the Demon Deacon basketball team from 1970-73. He received the school’s prestigious Arnold Palmer Award as the Outstanding StudentAthlete in 1973. Twenty-five years later his son, Luke, earned similar honors at USC Upstate as the school’s Student-Athlete of the Year. In addition to the Arnold Palmer Award, he was named the team Most Valuable Player as a senior in 1973. Upon graduation, he continued his playing career professionally in France from 1973-74, leading Domene as it advanced to the D-1 level in France. He earned a Master of Education degree from Clemson in 1978 while serving as an assistant coach. He graduated from East Mecklenburg High School and was an All-State selection in basketball. Payne and his wife, Ann, have a son, Luke, who graduated from Upstate in 2008

and was a standout on the men’s basketball team, finishing his career ranked ninth all-time in scoring with 1,381 points. Mrs. Payne is a former women’s head coach at Alabama, Charlotte, Belmont Abbey and Berry College.

Payne’s Thoughts, Then and Now Eddie Payne has spent nearly all of his life around the game of basketball. An all-state selection at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C., he continued his playing career in college at Wake Forest. He was the team Most Valuable Player as a senior in 1973 and won the prestigious Arnold Palmer Award as the Outstanding Student-Athlete. He went on to play professionally in Europe before returning to the U.S. to begin his coaching career. A lot has changed in the 24 years since he began his head coaching career at Truett-McConnell in 1978, but Payne points to two areas that have been the biggest changes he has seen in the college game, recruiting and outside time demands. “Coaching is a very bottom line business,” said Payne. “You win the game or you lose it. You have a really good season or you don’t. I have been involved in a number of rebuilding projects and Upstate has qualified as that in terms of our move to Division I. Success in the game revolves around recruiting more than any other factor. It revolves more around recruiting than it used to. That is the biggest change in the game. As time has goes on, the outside time demands have increased. Those are the two biggest changes since I started.” As a player, Payne was the team Most Valuable Player as a senior in 1973 at Wake Forest and helped the Demon Deacons claim a victory over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.

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Building A 25-Year Career... In 1978, a 27-year-old basketball junkie stepped onto the court at Truett-McConnell as a head coach for the first time in his career. So began a journey for Eddie Payne which saw him coach at one of the Southeast’s coaching launching pads at Belmont Abbey, get his break in Division I in his home state of North Carolina, criss-cross the country to serve as a head coach in the Pac-10, re-start his career back in is home state of North Carolina, and lead a traditional small-school power into the ranks of Division I basketball. His journey has not been typical, but it has been an adventure. It is the journey of Eddie Payne, Upstate’s head coach now in his eighth season at the helm of the Spartans program.

down and made them both. They came back and scored and took a timeout with eight seconds left. The same thing. We were trying to get the ball into the hands of a more veteran player. But, we couldn’t get it in and Holton gets the ball again and they foul him again. He makes both free throws again and that was the game. It was such a wonderful thing for our team and for him. It was such a great example of a youngster who came to practice every day with a wonderful attitude and when he got his chance, he delivered. And not only that, he delivered for the whole team for a whole season to put us in the national tournament.”

Truett-McConnell

Belmont Abbey

East Carolina

Eddie Payne won 56 games on the sidelines at East Carolina and claimed the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament championship in 1993. Following the 1995-96 season, Payne returned to the ranks of Division I as an assistant coach at South Carolina. He spent five seasons with the Gamecocks under head coach George Felton before hearing the overtures from East Carolina that they wanted him to return to Greenville, N.C., to head their program.

Eddie Payne instructs his team during the 1978-79 season at Truett-McConnell. Truett-McConnell served as Payne’s coming out party. Though his stay was short, he lasted just one season as head coach at the two-year junior college in Northeast Georgia, it was certainly eventful as the first-year head coach tallied a 25-5 record. He left the mountains of Georgia to take a position at East Carolina as an assistant coach. It would be the first of two appearances at the Greenville, N.C., school. “We had a really good team. We had several players who went on to play in some very good basketball programs. We had Mitchell Wiggins who played several years in the NBA and was a major force one year when Houston beat the Lakers in the Western Conference final. He was a terrific player. The memory I have the most of that team is we were in the championship game of our region and had to win the game to go to the national tournament. We were in the second overtime and pretty much all of our guards had fouled out. I had to put in a player by the name of Holton King. He was a little kid with a wonderful attitude and came to work in practice every day. He dressed but never played. We put him in the game with a one-point lead with 20 seconds left. Coming out of a timeout, I told the team not to throw it to Holton, but he got the ball and they fouled him immediately. He went

Payne established a basketball tradition at the football-crazy school and in four seasons with the Pirates, turned the program into a winner. His 1992-93 team won the CAA Tournament championship over James Madison and advanced to the NCAA Regional before losing to eventual national champion North Carolina. After posting 23 wins in his first two seasons with the Pirates, he claimed 33 wins his final two seasons before taking his next professional step, the head position at Oregon State.

Eddie Payne was 103-51 as head coach at Belmont Abbey from 1981-86. He left the coaching cradle to serve as an assistant at Clemson. Payne took the head job at Belmont Abbey in 1981. Like Miami (OH) in football, Belmont Abbey was known throughout the Southeast as a job that launched the careers of successful college basketball coaches. Payne’s performance at the school established him as one of the up and coming coaches in college basketball. When he stepped down after five years in 1986, he tallied a 103-51 record while averaging more than 20 wins a game and coaching the third, fifth and seventh ranked all-time scorers in program history.

“We won the CAA Championship and went to the NCAA Tournament in 1993. In the CAA Championship game we had a guy named Ike Copeland who was a physical player and a good rebounder, but he couldn’t score. It was almost like we were destined to win. In that game, he was something like 7-for-8 from the free throw line and made four field goals. He scored 15 or 16 points and we beat Lefty Driesell’s James Madison team to advance to the NCAA Tournament. It was the first time in some 45 years that East Carolina had advanced to the tournament. The following year we opened a new arena which helped establish a program from a basketball perspective. Our AD, Dave Hart, was a former basketball coach and a terrific promotional and marketing guy, and he wanted to see basketball succeed. He was the guy that gave me the support to do what we did from a basketball perspective, and marketed that in the community to raise the money necessary to totally renovate Menges Coliseum.”

“We won three championships in five years. One particular year we had a great player, probably the best we recruited while I was there. We were 5-3 at the Christmas break and he left the team to go home because he was homesick. We went on to win 22 straight games after that, won the conference championship and went to the NAIA Tournament. It was such a great reminder that basketball is, indeed, a team sport. We lost the best talent we had on the team, but we tweaked some things, made adjustments and had guys step up which allowed us to have a great year.”

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With Dedication And Commitment. Oregon State

Greensboro College

USC Upstate

Eddie Payne took the reigns of the Oregon State program in 1995 and coached future NBA standout Corey Benjamin and three other All-Pac 10 selections.

Eddie Payne took the job as head basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Greensboro College in 2000, returning to his North Carolina roots.

Eddie Payne won back-to-back Peach Belt Championships in 2004-05 and 2005-06 while having the fortune of coaching his son, Luke, at Upstate.

When Oregon State came calling, Payne answered with a resounding “yes” to be given the chance to coach in the Pac10, one of college basketball’s great conferences. Having the opportunity to coach against a coaching legend in Lute Olsen, one of college basketball’s most historic programs in UCLA, and one of the top programs at the time, Stanford, was more than enough to lure Payne from his roots in North Carolina to the Pacific Northwest in Corvallis, Ore.

When Payne left the Pacific Northwest in 2000, he returned to his North Carolina roots, settling as head basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Greensboro College. In his two years at the Greensboro, he helped start a turnaround in the program. Prior to his arrival, Greensboro had combined for 18 wins the two previous seasons. In his two years with the Pride, he tallied 21 wins while fielding a young team which routinely had as many as four sophomores and one freshman in the starting five.

When he took over the program at Upstate in 2002, Payne inherited a program with a rich history, but one that had fallen on hard times. He quickly went to work and in his third season, claimed a share of the Peach Belt Conference regular season championship and earned its first appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament in seven years. The following year, Upstate claimed its first-ever Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA D-II Tournament for a second consecutive season. With the program on solid ground, Payne led the Spartans into NCAA Division I competition in 2007-08. Under his leadership, the Spartans increased their overall and conference win totals in the second year of DI play and looks to continue the process of building a competitive Division I program.

Payne stayed at Oregon State for five seasons and led the Beavers to wins over top 25-ranked Pac-10 opponents Arizona (twice), Stanford (twice) and UCLA. He coached four Pac-10 All-Conference selections, including Corey Benjamin who went on to have a successful career in the NBA. “Oregon State was such a tough job and after three or four weeks I wanted to leave. I just didn’t know all of the issues that existed there when I took the job. But, Bobby Cremins had just taken the job at South Carolina and went back to Georgia Tech and I didn’t think I could do the same thing. The first year we had seven walk-ons on the team and no one in our top seven would have been in the top seven at East Carolina, and we were playing in the Pac-10. But, we had as good and hard-working group of kids as you can imagine. They busted their tails every game. For example, we had a shot on the rim that went in and out from the 3point line that if it goes in, we beat UCLA. Then, we turn around and play them in Pauley Pavilion and with three minutes to go, we have the ball down three points and we have three walk-ons on the court. We had those types of experiences that made that team really special. Our fourth year, we beat everybody in the league and finished fifth. We just missed out on an NCAA Tournament berth, but that was the best team we had there. You look back at that first team, it was such a struggle, we worked so hard and came close to achieving some unbelievable things.”

“Division III basketball is tough because everything is financial aid, need-based. The kids go where the most money is. The teams that are funded at the highest level are more successful, which made it hard. But, we worked hard and the kids played hard, and I think I may have coached better there than I did anywhere to get the results that we did.”

“The championship (Peach Belt Tournament) we captured at Lander was a really terrific performance by our team that culminated in a 25-point win in the championship game. The year before that we also won the regular season championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since I came here. We had a game that year against Kennesaw State down at their gym that maybe was the best basketball game I have ever been involved in. We won in overtime and I will always remember that game. It was an exceptionally hard-fought game. Having the chance to coach my son was special. When Luke was growing up, his mom coached him in youth basketball and I was running around working. I always loved watching him play whatever sport he played, but I wasn’t around a lot. So, to see him every day for four years and get to have the interaction as a player-coach, much more than father-son, was fun and enabled me to participate in his college career at a level I would never have had. Of course, the other thing that made it special was that he was a very good player and helped us win basketball games.”

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Coaches & Support Staff Eddie Payne Year-By-Year Results at Upstate 2002-03 (18-11) N.22 #Auburn-Montgomery N.23 #Lenoir-Rhyne N.26 at Limestone N.30 at West Virginia Tech D.7 ^at Columbus State D.9 Presbyterian D.14 Edward Waters D.19 Limestone J.4 Tusculum J.8 ^at Augusta State J.11 ^Armstrong Atlantic St. J.13 ^at Clayton State J.15 ^at Lander J.18 ^USC Aiken J.22 ^UNC Pembroke J.25 ^at Armstrong Atlantic St. J.29 ^Francis Marion F.1 ^Kennesaw State F.5 ^at Georgia College & St. F.8 ^Augusta State F.10 ^Lander F.12 ^at Francis Marion F.15 ^at North Florida F.19 ^Clayton State F.22 ^at USC Aiken F. 26 ^at UNC Pembroke M.3 ^Georgia College & St. M.7 *vs. Armstrong Atlantic St. M.9 *at Columbus State

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62-50 68-65 72-65 63-73 79-81 53-63 92-80 79-60 58-55 73-87 63-62 57-68 80-67 62-41 75-51 65-55 54-65 66-56 67-65 63-68 71-52 64-66 72-67 59-66 82-94 72-40 68-49 61-57 59-70

2003-04 (14-14) N.15 at Limestone N.18 Catawba N.21 #North Greenville N.22 #Lenoir-Rhyne (OT) N.25 Carson-Newman D.3 at Catawba D.6 West Virginia Tech D.8 at Tusculum D.17 at Carson-Newman (OT) D.19 Limestone J.3 at Presbyterian J. 7 ^USC Aiken J.10 ^at North Florida J.14 ^at Francis Marion J.17 ^Kennesaw State (3OT) J.21 ^at Augusta State J.24 ^at Columbus State J.28 ^Francis Marion J.31 ^Georgia College & St. F.4 ^Augusta State F.7 ^at Clayton State F.11 ^Lander F.14 ^at UNC Pembroke F.18 ^at USC Aiken F.21 ^Armstrong Atlantic St. F.25 ^at Lander F.28 ^UNC Pembroke M.3 * vs. Georgia College & St.

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^Peach Belt Conference Game # Upstate Tip-Off Classic - Spartanburg, S.C. * Peach Belt Tournament - Columbus, Ga.

^Peach Belt Conference Game # Upstate Tip-Off Classic - Spartanburg, S.C. * Peach Belt Tournament - Augusta, Ga.

2004-05 (24-8) Co-Peach Belt Regular Season Champions N/15 at Mars Hill L 76-79 N.19 #Southern Wesleyan W 103-69 N.20 #Lenoir-Rhyne W 72-65 N.23 Presbyterian W 67-61 N.27 North Greenville W 85-65 N.29 Limestone W 85-71 D.3 at $Winston-Salem State W 49-46 D.4 vs. $Johnson C. Smith W 70-67 D.6 Appalachian State L 74-84 D.16 Limestone (OT) L 74-77 J.2 at Wingate W 73-59 J.5 ^at USC Aiken W 80-71 J.8 ^North Florida W 74-65 J.12 ^Francis Marion W 80-68 J.15 ^at Kennesaw State (OT) W 81-70 J.19 ^Augusta State W 70-52 J.22 ^Columbus State W 90-73 J.26 ^at Francis Marion W 75-55 F.2 ^at Augusta State L 70-83 F.5 ^Clayton State L 59-61 F.9 ^at Lander L 65-79 F.12 ^UNC Pembroke W 101-57 F.14 ^at Georgia College & St. W 71-57

F.16 F.19 F.23 F.26 M.4 M.5 M.6 M.12 M.13

^USC Aiken ^at Armstrong Atlantic St. ^Lander ^at UNC Pembroke *vs. USC Aiken *vs. Augusta State *vs. Columbus State %vs. Winston-Salem St. %vs. Virginia Union

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2005-06 (20-10) Peach Belt Tournament Champions N.15 at Limestone W N.19 at Lenoir-Rhyne W N.26 Limestone W D.1 ^at Francis Marion W D.3 ^UNC Pembroke W D.10 Mars Hill W D.14 at Presbyterian L D.19 ^at Clayton State L J.4 Wingate W J.7 ^at North Georgia W J.11 ^Georgia College & St. W J.14 ^at USC Aiken W J.18 ^at Armstrong Atlantic St. L J.21 ^at Augusta State W J.23 ^Columbus State L J.25 ^Francis Marion W J.28 ^at UNC Pembroke W F.1 ^at Columbus State L F.4 ^Clayton State L F.6 ^at Lander L F.11 ^North Georgia L F.15 ^at Georgia College & St. L F.18 ^USC Aiken W F.20 ^Lander W F.22 ^Armstrong Atlantic St. W F.25 ^Augusta State W M.3 *vs. Clayton State W M.4 *vs. Lander W M.5 *vs. Armstrong Atlantic State W M.11 %vs. Columbus State (3OT) L

64-55 78-69 75-64 47-46 82-65 79-77 63-74 55-66 71-69 89-72 96-76 69-62 49-50 77-64 89-94 62-40 81-61 60-82 64-68 75-79 64-78 74-78 71-56 70-48 76-67 77-63 69-68 76-65 73-49 88-90

2006-07 (17-11) N.17 #Bellarmine (OT) N.18 #Newberry N.21 at Catawba N.24 %vs. Salem Int. (OT) N.25 %at Fayetteville State N.28 Mars Hill D.1 &vs. West Virginia St. D.2 &at Wingate D.5 Presbyterian D.9 at Mars Hill D.16 Catawba J.3 ^at USC Aiken J.6 ^Georgia Southwestern J.10 ^Francis Marion J.13 ^at Augusta State J.17 ^North Georgia J.20 ^Columbus State J.24 ^at Francis Marion J.27 ^at Georgia College & St. J.31 ^at North Georgia F.3 ^Clayton State F.7 ^at Lander F.10 ^UNC Pembroke F.14 ^USC Aiken F.17 ^at Armstrong Atlantic St. F.21 ^Lander F.25 ^at UNC Pembroke M.2 *vs. Clayton State

73-82 64-61 78-69 79-77 82-64 82-66 88-96 69-90 68-64 73-70 87-75 69-72 57-43 65-48 69-86 74-56 68-63 62-66 62-66 76-61 49-74 65-59 64-47 75-67 61-68 66-67 69-52 43-63

^Peach Belt Conference Game #Upstate Tip-Off Classic $Winston-Salem State Tournament *Peach Belt Tournament - Augusta, Ga. %NCAA II South Atlantic Regional - Bowie, Md.

-- NCAA Division I Era -2007-08 (7-23) N.9......at Utah.................................... L......... 52-86 N.16....#vs. Akron.............................. L......... 60-64 N.17....#vs. IUPUI.............................. L......... 54-80 N.18....#vs. Oregon State.................. L......... 46-65 N.24....at UNC Greensboro............... L......... 76-93 N.26....at Cincinnati........................... L......... 57-69 D.1......at Wake Forest....................... L......... 48-72 D.6......Brevard.................................. W........ 78-54 D.15....Bluefield................................. L......... 77-93 D.18....at SMU.................................. W........ 58-56 D.21....%at UTEP.............................. L......... 69-77 D.22....%vs. Buffalo........................... L......... 66-80 D.30....at Duquesne........................... L......... 66-84 J.2.......at Iowa State.......................... L......... 48-72 J.5.......^at ETSU................................ L......... 60-67 J.10.....^Gardner-Webb..................... W........ 73-59 J.12.....^Campbell.............................. L......... 59-66 J.17.....^at Lipscomb (OT).................. L......... 74-76 J.19.....^at Belmont............................ L......... 52-76 J.25.....^at North Florida.................... W........ 53-52 J.27.....^Jacksonville.......................... L......... 51-68 F.1.......^Kennesaw State.................. W........ 71-65 F.3.......^Mercer................................. W........ 75-49 F.8.......^at Stetson............................. L......... 64-72 F.10.....^at Florida Gulf Coast............. L......... 69-72 F.14.....^Lipscomb.............................. L......... 53-57 F.16.....^Belmont................................ L......... 72-82 F.21.....^at Campbell......................... W........ 79-58 F.23.....^at Gardner-Webb.................. L......... 55-82 M.3......^ETSU (OT)............................ L......... 80-86 ^A-Sun Conference Game #BP Top of the World Classic - Fairbanks, Alaska %State Farm Sun Bowl Tourn. - El Paso, Texas

2008-09 (9-21) N.14....at Georgia.............................. L......... 48-72 N.16....at #9 Notre Dame................... L......... 58-94 N.22....at South Carolina................... L......... 53-75 N.25....Duquesne............................... L......... 69-79 D.1......^at Kennesaw State............... L......... 64-66 D.2......^at Mercer.............................. L......... 64-74 D.14....at Boston College................... L......... 55-67 D.17....#at Saint Louis....................... L......... 38-55 D.20....#at Fresno State..................... L......... 47-72 D.22....#vs. Southern........................ W........ 72-47 D.23....#vs. Liberty............................. L......... 64-77 J.3.......^North Florida........................ W........ 69-64 J.5.......^Jacksonville.......................... L......... 69-79 J.10.....^at Florida Gulf Coast............. L......... 56-80 J.12.....^at Stetson............................. L......... 50-56 J.17.....^Belmont................................ L......... 69-73 J.19.....^Lipscomb............................. W........ 57-56 J.24.....^Campbell............................. W........ 73-65 J.26.....^at ETSU................................ L......... 72-82 J.30.....^at North Florida..................... L......... 50-51 F.1.......^at Jacksonville..................... W........ 70-59 F.7.......^Stetson................................ W........ 54-53 F.9.......^Florida Gulf Coast................ W........ 71-62 F.14.....^at Lipscomb.......................... L......... 44-77 F.16.....^at Belmont............................ L......... 56-76 F.19.....^ETSU.................................... L......... 61-66 F.21.....^at Campbell.......................... L......... 47-51 F.26.....^Mercer (2OT)....................... W........ 93-90 F.28.....^Kennesaw State.................. W........ 80-51 M.3......at #14 Gonzaga...................... L......... 40-90

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

Coaches & Support Staff

Kyle Perry

Assistant Coach The Kyle Perry File Personal

Born.................................................................................................................May 5, 1978 Hometown................................................................................................... Gallatin, Tenn. Wife................................................................................................ Kristen , May 13, 2006

Education

After helping turn around a South Carolina State program that finished second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 2008-09 during a two-year stay as an assistant coach, Kyle Perry is in his first year as an assistant coach to helping to lead the same kind of transformation with USC Upstate men’s basketball team. Perry serves as Upstate’s recruiting coordinator and is involved in all aspects of the program, including scouting and floor coaching. Perry has a great deal of familiarity with the USC Upstate staff, having worked with coach Bill Burrows during basketball camps for former coach Bobby Cremins at Georgia Tech and having become friends with the assistant coach he is replacing, Steve Smith, during his time as a recruiter in six of the last seven years. Perry, 31, spent the last two seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach at South Carolina State under coach Tim Carter. Perry’s responsibilities included recruiting, scheduling, scouting and on-the-floor coaching. He was an instrumental force in helping land some of S.C. State’s top recruits in his two years in Orangeburg. In all, he helped coach three All-MEAC selections, two All-Freshman MEAC honorees, a MEAC Freshman of the Year and a MEAC Defensive Player of the Year during his time at S.C. State. After the Bulldogs went 13-20 during Perry’s first year, he helped the team become one of the best in the MEAC in 200809, as they went 17-13 overall and finished second in the league with a 10-6 record. The team had two all-conference selections and an all-freshman team honoree. Jason Johnson was named both the MEAC and the BoxtoRow.com/BASN Black College Division I Defensive Player of the Year.

Georgia Tech...............................................................B.S. in Business Administration ‘01 Tennessee Tech.........................................................M.S. in Education Administration ‘02

Perry spent the 2006-07 season at the College of Charleston, serving as director of basketball operations under his college coach, Bobby Cremins. Although he wasn’t involved in day-to-day coaching or recruit-

Assistant Coaching History

S.C. State.............................................................................................................. 2007-09 College of Charleston (Director of Basketball Operations).................................... 2006-07 Carson-Newman (Associate Head Coach in 2005-06).......................................... 2002-06 Tennessee Tech (Graduate Assistant)................................................................... 2001-02

ing, Perry was a part of a Cougars program that made the SoCon Championship. Before making his way to the Palmetto State, Perry spent four seasons as an assistant at Carson-Newman College under coach Dale Clayton and was promoted to the associate head coach in the 2005-2006 season. In four seasons at the Division II, South Atlantic Conference school, Perry helped the team to a 59-52 record, two appearances in the SAC semifinals and five all-conference selections. Perry began his career as a graduate assistant under Jeff Lebo at Tennessee Tech during the 2001-02 season. The Golden Eagles finished the season 27-7, won the Ohio Valley Conference, and made an appearance in the NIT. Perry walked onto Georgia Tech under Cremins, eventually earning three letters and helping the Yellow Jackets make two appearances in the NIT while appearing in 19 career games. While at Georgia Tech, Perry was a four-time All-ACC Academic honoree as well as the Hope Scholarship recipient from 1997-2001. Perry earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia Tech in 2001 and his master’s degree in Education Administration in 2002 from Tennessee Tech. Perry is originally from Gallatin, Tenn., and now resides in Spartanburg, S.C., with his wife, Kristen Perry.

Playing History

Georgia Tech......................................................................................................... 1997-01

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Ryan Walker Assistant Coach

The Ryan Walker File Personal

Born.............................................................................................................. April 24, 1983 Hometown...................................................................................................Charlotte, N.C. Wife.......................................................................................................Kari, Sept. 8, 2007

Education Ryan Walker is in his second season as an assistant coach with the USC Upstate men’s basketball program. He will assist in all phases of the program under head coach Eddie Payne. Walker comes to Upstate after serving one season as a graduate assistant at Emporia State in Emporia, Kan., in 2007-08. He assisted in all phases of the men’s basketball program Emporia State, a member of NCAA Division II and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). He primarily worked with the guards and assisted in recruiting. The Hornets rose as high as No. 7 in the NCAA Division II Top 25 poll and advanced to the championship game of the MIAA Tournament. He coached one all-conference and one all-region selection last year. Walker began his collegiate playing career at Division I Southern Illinois before finishing his career at Division II Quincy (Ill.) University. He sat out his freshman season as a red-shirt at SIU and played his sophomore season for the Salukis. He averaged 1.3 ppg in 14 games for SIU in 2003-04 as the Salukis finished the season with a 255 record and were eliminated by Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. While at SIU, Walker was a member of two conference championship and NCAA Tournament teams. Walker transferred to Quincy following his second year at SIU and had a standout three-year career with the Hawks. He helped lead the team to three straight appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament and was a two-time Great Lakes Valley Conference Honorable Mention All-Conference selection. He finished his career at Quincy with 1,137 points. He holds six school records, including the all-time marks with

Quincy............................................................................................... B.S. in Biology, 2007

217 three-pointers and 559 three-pointers attempted. He also holds the single-season school record with 88 three-pointers in 2005-06 and the single-game school record with 10 three-pointers against Drury set during the 2005-06 season. He ranked third

Playing History

Southern Illinois..................................................................................................... 2002-04 Quincy................................................................................................................... 2004-07

Assistant Coaching History

Emporia State (Grad Assistant)............................................................................. 2007-08

on the team in scoring his first season with the Hawks, averaging 11.2 points as Quincy finished with an 18-11 record and in fourth place in the GLVC. In 2005-06, he led the team in scoring at 14.4 points as the Hawks won the Western Division GLVC regular season championship and finished with a 22-10 record. As a senior, he ranked third on the team in scoring 11.7 points per game as the Hawks finished with a 20-10 overall record and in third place in the Western Division of the GLVC. He graduated from Quincy with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Sport Management. Walker is a native of Charlotte, N.C., and completed his freshman and sophomore years of high school at Charlotte Country Day School. His family moved to Galesburg, Ill., following his second year in high school. He finished his last two years at Galesburg High School, where he was a two-year starter on the varsity boys’ basketball team. He was a two-time all-conference selection at Galesburg and was a four-year letterman on his high school varsity teams. Walker and his wife, Kari, were married on Sept. 8, 2007. Kari was a member of the women’s basketball team at Quincy and is a school teacher.

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Bill Burrows Assistant Coach

The Bill Burrows File Personal

Born...............................................................................................................July 31, 1944 Hometown................................................................................................... Baltimore, Md. Wife.................................................................................................... Kathy, Sept. 1, 2007

Education A coaching veteran of nearly 40 years, Bill Burrows is in his third season as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball program at USC Upstate. He assists in all phases of the program with emphasis in oncourt coaching, recruiting and advance film scouting. Burrows is a veteran of the bench with more than 30 years as a head coach on the high school level in North Carolina. He also has served as an assistant coach on the NCAA Division I level at Georgia Tech and Towson State prior to his time in Spartanburg at Upstate. Burrows got his head coaching start at T.C. Roberson High School before moving on to coach former NBA and University of North Carolina great Brad Daugherty and NFL quarterback Brad Johnson at Charles D. Owen High School in Black Mountain. He also had head coaching stints at Clyde A. Erwin High School and Madison High School. Burrows was an assistant coach on the collegiate level at Georgia Tech in 198384 and Towson State in 1987-88. While at Georgia Tech, he helped coach the Yellow Jackets to an 18-11 record and an NIT bid with Ramblin’ Wreck greats Mark Price and John Salley. At Towson State, he assisted in coaching the team to a second-place finish in the East Coast Conference. In addition to his coaching experience on the high school and collegiate level, he has a wealth of experience running basketball camps. He owned and operated The Basketball Camp in Grayson, Ky., for 16 years, has been the camp director for several summer youth camps, was the camp director for high school team camps for 24 years, and directed basketball camps in France and Luxembourg.

Mars Hill College........................................................B.A. in Elementary Education, 1969 Western Carolina........................................................M.A. in School Administration, 1992

A native of Baltimore, Md., Burrows is a 1969 graduate of Mars Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. He received a Master of Arts degree in school administration from Western Carolina in 1992. Burrows and his wife, Kathy, were mar-

Collegiate Assistant Coaching History

Georgia Tech......................................................................................................... 1983-84 Towson State......................................................................................................... 1987-88

ried on Sept. 1, 2007.

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Michael “Sandy”Sandago Assoc. AD for Sports Medicine The Sandy Sandago File Personal

Born..............................................................................................................July 10, 1956 Hometown.................................................................................................. Seattle, Wash. Wife.................................................................................................. Allyson, July 8, 1995 Daughters................................................................................................Emma and Anna Sandy Sandago is in his fourth year at the helm of the Sports Medicine Department at USC Upstate. He was promoted from Assistant Athletic Director to Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine in 2007. He is the fifth full-time head athletic trainer at the University and the first to assume the duties as Associate AD for Sports Medicine. Sandago came to USC Upstate after working on the athletic training staff at Oregon State for 22 years. He joined the staff in 1984 and was promoted to head athletic trainer in 1992. He oversaw the athletic training services for all sports and directly handled the athletic training responsibilities for men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf. While in Oregon, Sandago began a close relationship with Nike research and development, a relationship that has continued in his current position at Upstate. He coordinates testing of new Nike footwear technology, utilizing various teams to gather input and analysis during practices through-

Education

out the year. He reports back to Nike R&D on the durability, wear and comfort of the products the company plans to release into the marketplace in the future. Prior to his 22-year stint at Oregon State, he was a teacher and athletic trainer at Maumee High School in Ohio. He also served as an assistant athletic trainer for the Seattle Seahawks during summer workouts from 1980-86. Sandago graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Washington State University in 1979 and received his master’s degree in health education from the Miami University in 1983. The Seattle, Wash., native graduated from Lynwood High School, where he lettered in three sports while serving as a student athletic trainer. Sandago and his wife, Allyson, have two daughters, Emma and Anna. Allyson is also a certified athletic trainer and works with the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of the Carolinas.

Washington State.............................................................. B.S. Physical Education, 1979 Miami (OH)........................................................................... M.S. Heath Education, 1983

Professional History

Oregon State.....................................................................Head Athletic Trainer, 1992-06 Oregon State...............................................................Assistant Athletic Trainer, 1984-92 Seattle Seahawks........................................................Assistant Athletic Trainer, 1980-86

Basketball Team Managers Darrell Bynoe Darrell Bynoe, a freshman from Columbia, S.C., is in his first season as team manager for the Upstate men’s basketball team. He is a business administration major. Bynoe lettered four times in basketball at Dreher High School. He was an all-state and all-conference selection as a combination guard for the Blue Devils. He helped lead Dreher to an appearance in the 3A state tournament as a junior. He was named the team’s Rookie of the Year as a freshman. He was born on July 1, 1990 in Columbia and is the son of Raymond and Terri Bynoe.

Justin Houser Justin Houser, a senior from Shawnee Mission, Kan., returns to the Upstate men’s basketball program after wrapping up his collegiate playing career at Baker University in 2008-09. He is in his first season as a team manager for the Spartans while finishing the requirements for his bachelor’s degree. Houser was a member of the first Division I men’s basketball team at Upstate in 2007-08. A key role player on the team, he saw action in 15 games and averaged two points and two rebounds per game. He ranked second on the team in scoring while averaging 12.1 points per game to go along with 6.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per outing for Baker University during his senior season. He began his college playing career at Cowley County CC before transferring to Cloud County CC as a sophomore. He helped lead the team to a semifinal appearance in the Region 6 Tournament and a 23-10 overall record. He was a four-year letterman in basketball, soccer and track at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. He averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a senior and was named Most Improved Player on the team. He was born on May 24, 1987 in Shawnee, Kan., and is the son of Chris and Jeanette Houser.

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Nick Schneiders When head coach Eddie Payne leads the Spartans on to the court at Nebraska on Nov. 14, he will begin his 25th season as a head coach of college basketball. He became the only active DI coach to have served as a head coach on all levels of college basketball at the beginning of last year. He looks to bring that bevy of experience to the sideline in his attempt to build on the momentum gained last season and fit new pieces into the puzzle of building a competitive Division I basketball program. Payne’s experience will be crucial as the Spartans deal with the loss of Bobby Davis from the lineup. Davis was a solid No. 2 option as a junior in 2007-08 and burst onto the college basketball season as a senior last year. He was the only player in all of DI men’s basketball to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and field goal percentage from his power forward position. Replacing that kind of production is not easy. Payne hopes that a combination of players can help fill the void. In USC Upstate’s first two seasons playing on the NCAA Division I level, the team had one central go-to player on the court for leadership. Luke Payne served that role in 2007-08 and Bobby Davis took ownership of the role last season. This year, Nick Schneiders may very well be that player for Upstate as the Spartans continue to develop and build a competitive Division I basketball program. “I think we will have to run our offense through Nick,” said Payne. “His performance will be the overriding calculator on how well we do this year. We will make up for Bobby’s absence by committee. Bobby had the strength, power and athleticism as a rebounder and a front line guy that I don’t think we have this year. It’s going to be difficult for us to match that. “One of the big challenges for this team is to develop leader-

ship. We had leadership from Luke (Payne) and then Bobby. Nick is going to be a go-to guy and we hope he develops into a leader on this team. Developing leadership on our team is the big challenge for us.”

Speaking of newcomers, Upstate has six players who will see action for the first time in a Spartan uniform this season. Cedric Koffi missed all of last season and will not suit up for the first 12 games this year due to an eligibility ruling by the NCAA. He will be eligible to play on Jan. 4 when ETSU comes to the Hodge Center. Junior college transfer Sharod Minus, who has missed the first week of practice with an injury, should be a key as well. The two will bring experience and talent to the court and give the Spartans depth at the guard spot.

Schneiders, all 7-3 of him, is poised to take over the leadership role on the team. Playing his fifth year of organized basketball, his improvement from his sophomore year in 2007-08 to last season was remarkable. He increased his averages to 9.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last year from the 4.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest averages as a sophomore. More importantly, he figured out how to utilize his size, especially his height, to become a dominant player on the defensive end of the court. He blocked an A-Sun best and Upstate school record 79 shots last season and altered countless others. His presence in the paint made it difficult for opponents last year. He has added muscle, about 20 pounds worth, to his frame and should be ready to make an even bigger splash as a senior. He will enter 2009-10 as an A-Sun Preseason All-Conference player.

In addition to Koffi and Minus, Ricardo Glenn, Johnathan Gray, Ryan LeGates and Caleb Palkert are expected to contribute immediately and battle for playing time. While moving forward without Davis on the court will be an adjustment for Upstate this season, the Spartans have built momentum following a successful season last year. Despite nine wins on the year, Upstate played a brutal non-conference schedule early on, one ranked as the 29th-toughest in the nation by renowned basketball strength of schedule analyst Ken Pomeroy, and hit its stride during the brunt of the A-Sun season, winning seven of its last 14 games of the year. Payne certainly hopes some of that momentum can be carried forward.

Juniors Josh Chavis and Mezie Uzochukwu are veterans on the club for Payne, while senior Pat Posey has showed great improvement over last season. “Mezie has improved his game and is shooting the ball better,” said Payne. “Pat has improved and is going to be much more effective. After that, you are looking at a confluence of guys who are going to have to come together and play pretty well for us to be successful.

“I think the momentum we have built in the program is not necessarily defined by basketball,” said Payne. “We have a better overall work ethic from top to bottom. Capturing the basketball momentum, I think our players realize that we can be competitive and have demonstrated that on several occasions. We are in a position where we can continue to grow the core foundation of the program which I feel is very solid. We just need to continue to add to that core from year to year.”

“Josh Chavis and De’Marion Gordon are going to have give us steady play at the point and Carter Cook has improved. So, we’ve got guys who have picked it up a bit. We have to have every player on our team step up a notch and have our young players step in and contribute from the beginning.”

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Josh Chavis conference schedule. The Spartans open up at Nebraska on Nov. 14 before heading to one of college basketball’s most historic programs, Indiana, on Nov. 16. The Spartans will also play the likes of Miami, Wichita State, UNLV and Arizona State on the road while playing non-league games at home against UNC Greensboro and a home-and-home with Winthrop. A grueling 20-game A-Sun slate also awaits the Spartans this season. Upstate improved its win total last year from the previous season by two games overall and three games in the A-Sun and will look for more of the same in 2009-10, though it doesn’t get any easier from year to year. Guard The guard position is one of the most experienced on the team with Josh Chavis (5-9, Jr., Greensboro, N.C.) and De’Marion Gordon (6-1, So., Atlanta, Ga.) sharing the duties. Both can play the point effectively while also possessing the ability to knock down the three-pointer. Chavis and Gordon are joined in the backcourt by Cedric Koffi, Ryan LeGates and Sharod Minus. Each player brings their own skill set to the team and will provide depth to the position. “I feel pretty good about our guards,” said Payne. “We are small and not overly physical which will cause some problems with defensive matchups, but we have skill and depth at the position which is a good thing.” Chavis (5-9, 173, Jr., Greensboro, N.C.) has been in the starting lineup for the better part of two seasons at Upstate. He has a wealth of experience at the point while also owning the ability to nail the outside shot. He can run the offense and serve as the floor general for the Spartans. He averaged 8.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game overall, while increasing his scoring average to 9.1 points per outing

during A-Sun games.

put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket.

Gordon (6-1, 170, So., Atlanta, Ga.) had a solid freshman campaign as he made the adjustment to the college game. While he had some ups and downs as a freshman last season, he is expected to be a consistent performer this year. He absolutely dominated the court at times last season and was an A-Sun All-Freshman selection after averaging 6.9 points per game. He can play either the point or shooting guard positions.

Wing Two players, Carter Cook and Pat Posey, will primarily fill the role at the wing for Upstate, while Mezie Uzochukwu may very well find playing time in the position when not playing forward. The fact that all candidates for the position are experienced in Payne’s system is a bonus for the Spartans. “Our wing play should be improved because Carter Cook and Pat Posey have improved,” said Payne. “They are returning players who saw a lot of time on the court last year and who have made a lot of progress in the preseason.”

Koffi (6-0, 180, Sr., Paris, France) is an experienced point guard who transferred to Upstate from Sheridan College before last season. However, due to an eligibility ruling by the NCAA, he was forced to sit out all of last year and will miss the first 12 games this season. He was a Wyoming College Conference All-Defensive selection as a sophomore and averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He will be a wild card this season because Upstate will be well into the season before he can suit up for the Spartans. How well he meshes with the players on the court in game situations will be key to the extent of playing time he will receive.

Cook (6-5, 220, So., Clemmons, N.C.) had a solid freshman season for the Spartans last season. He showed signs of being a dynamic shooter. He has dropped 20 pounds over the summer and has returned to the court in shape, which should allow him to use his natural athletic ability to put the ball on the floor and become a multi-dimensional player. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game last season and connected on 17 three-pointers.

LeGates (6-3, 165, Fr., Marietta, Ga.) had a solid high school career and was named one of the “Players To Watch” in Georgia by Rivals.com. He possesses the ability to knock down the three-point shot and has worked in the preseason to expand his game. Upstate needed to fill a need for a deadly outside shooter and LeGates is the prime candidate on the team to fill that role.

Posey (6-5, 200, Sr., Piedmont, S.C.) had moments last season when he was strong on the court. He has pure athleticism and has worked hard on the things he needs to do to play the wing. He averaged 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game a year ago and is expected to increase those numbers this season. His progress in the preseason has been tremendous.

Minus (6-0, 170, Jr., Douglasville, Ga.) is an experienced player out of Miami Dade, one of the top junior college programs in the nation. He spent time mostly at the shooting guard spot, though his ability will allow him to play the point if needed. He can shoot the ball while possessing the ability to

Johnathan Gray (6-4, 190, Fr., Anderson, S.C.) earned a spot on the team as a walk-on during fall tryouts and will be counted upon to provide depth at both the shooting guard and wing positions. He has shown the ability to work within the system and could garner minutes on the court while making

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Mezie Uzochukwu

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the transition to the college game.

Preseason Coaches Poll Rnk....... School......................................................Pts. 1....... Jacksonville (5)..........................................111 Lipscomb (4)..............................................111 3....... Mercer (1)................................................... 91 4....... ETSU (1)..................................................... 89 5....... Belmont....................................................... 83 6....... Campbell..................................................... 72 7....... Florida Gulf Coast....................................... 43 ....... Stetson........................................................ 43 9....... North Florida............................................... 30 10....... Upstate....................................................... 28 11....... Kennesaw State.......................................... 25 Tournament Champion: Lipscomb

easily be knocked around. He can play with his back to the basket or face up for the intermediate jumper. He is expected to get the opportunity to prove he needs to be on the court.

Power Forward A new face will man the power forward position this season after Bobby Davis, who averaged nearly 34 minutes per game last season, vacated the spot after a widely successful senior season. Two returning players and two talented freshmen will vie for playing time at the spot. “I think our post play will be solid as well because Nick has improved at center,” said Payne. “Although we don’t have Bobby, we return an improved Chalmers Rogers and Mezie Uzochukwu, and brought in a couple of talented freshmen at the forward position.” Uzochukwu (6-5, 215, Jr., Greensboro, N.C.) has continued to develop his game at Upstate. A starter since his freshman season, he worked hard last year at developing a consistent outside shot. He made 13 three-pointers a year ago and has improved his long range skills in the offseason. He averaged 6.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game last year. His ability to play with his back to the basket while also being able to shoot from the outside and put the ball on the floor will allow him to play either the forward or wing positions, giving Payne the ability to move players around for the best possible lineup. Rogers (6-7, 215, So., Fort Mill, S.C.) worked hard to improve his strength and skill during his freshman campaign. He averaged 12 minutes of playing time and scored at a 1.6 points per game clip. Deadly from the free throw line, he is expected to see more time on the court this season. Ricardo Glenn (6-7, 254, Fr., Augusta, Ga.) comes to Upstate after a standout prep career at Richmond Academy. He has the body suited for the power forward position and will not

Caleb Palkert (6-9, 200, Fr., Excelsior, Minn.) possesses outstanding basketball skills. He led his Southwest Christina High School team in scoring and rebounding and was a dominant player in his conference. While he doesn’t possess the bulk of the typical power forward, he does have the ability to play with his back to the basket while working on face-up post moves. He is expected to see plenty of time on the court, giving Payne four legitimate options at the position.

Preseason Media Poll Rnk....... School......................................................Pts. 1....... Jacksonville (24)....................................... 328 2....... Lipscomb (3)............................................. 287 3....... Mercer (2)................................................. 254 4....... Belmont (1)............................................... 252 5....... ETSU (1)................................................... 247 6....... Campbell................................................... 193 7....... Stetson...................................................... 127 8....... Florida Gulf Coast..................................... 119 9....... Kennesaw State.......................................... 87 10....... Upstate....................................................... 81 11....... North Florida............................................... 71 Tournament Champion: Jacksonville

Center The center position is in the hands of 7-3 redshirt senior Nick Schneiders. He is the only center listed on the roster and when he is not in the game, the Spartans will go with a small lineup. Schneiders (7-3, 260, Sr., Reitberg, Germany) came into his own last season in his fourth full year of playing organized basketball. Payne and the Spartans will look to him to be the go-to player on both ends of the court this season. He averaged 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game a year ago. He increased his scoring average to 10.3 points per outing in A-Sun play. Though he has developed his offensive game, he is a force on the defensive end. He blocked an A-Sun best and Upstate school record 79 shots last season and is just 19 shy of the all-time school mark of 136 held by Kevin Harrington. Schneiders was simply dominant last year. With 20 pounds of added muscle entering the 2009-10 season, he is expected to be an even bigger force on both ends of the court this year. He enters the season as a preseason A-Sun All-Conference selection, based largely on his dominance last season and his rapid development as a basketball player.

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Preseason All-Conference Team F....... Lehmon Colbert........... Sr.......Jacksonville F....... Daniel Emerson........... Sr.......Mercer *G....... James Florence........... Sr.......Mercer F....... Ayron Hardy................. Jr.......Jacksonville *C....... Adnan Hodzic.............. Jr.......Lipscomb *F....... Jonathan Rodriguez..... Sr.......Campbell C....... Nick Schneiders......... Sr......Upstate G....... A.J. Smith.................... Sr.......Stetson *G....... Ben Smith.................... Sr.......Jacksonville G/F....... Mike Smith................... Sr.......ETSU Preseason Player of the Year Ben Smith.................... Sr.......Jacksonville * Unanimous Selection

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2009-10 Spartans Numerical No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. 2 Cedric Koffi G 6-0 180 Sr. 3 Sharod Minus G 6-0 170 Jr. 5 Ricardo Glenn F 6-7 254 Fr. 11 De’Marion Gordon G 6-1 170 So. 14 Nick Schneiders C 7-3 260 Sr. 20 Josh Chavis G 5-9 173 Jr. 21 Mezie Uzochukwu F 6-5 215 Jr. 23 Ryan LeGates G 6-3 165 Fr. 24 Johnathan Gray G/F 6-4 190 Fr. 25 Pat Posey F 6-5 200 Sr. 33 Carter Cook G 6-5 220 So. 34 Chalmers Rogers F 6-7 215 So. 40 Caleb Palkert F 6-9 200 Fr. -- *Kenny Joyner F 6-5 195 So. Alphabetical No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. 20 Josh Chavis G 5-9 173 Jr. 33 Carter Cook G 6-5 220 So. 5 Ricardo Glenn F 6-7 254 Fr. 11 De’Marion Gordon G 6-1 170 So. 24 Johnathan Gray G/F 6-4 190 Fr. -- *Kenny Joyner F 6-5 195 So. 2 Cedric Koffi G 6-0 180 Sr. 23 Ryan LeGates G 6-3 165 Fr. 3 Sharod Minus G 6-0 170 Jr. 40 Caleb Palkert F 6-9 200 Fr. 25 Pat Posey F 6-5 200 Sr. 34 Chalmers Rogers F 6-7 215 So. 14 Nick Schneiders C 7-3 260 Sr. 21 Mezie Uzochukwu F 6-5 215 Jr. * Red-shirt in 2009-10, will have three years of eligibility remaining Head Coach: Eddie Payne Assistant Coaches: Kyle Perry, Bill Burrows, Ryan Walker Athletic Trainer: Michael “Sandy” Sandago Managers: Darrell Bynoe and Justin Houser

By Country

Hometown/Last School Paris, France/Sheridan College Douglasville, Ga./Miami Dade College Augusta, Ga./Richmond Academy Atlanta, Ga./Berkmar HS Rietberg, Germany/Ems-Berufskolleg Greensboro, N.C./Dudley HS Greensboro, N.C./Northeast Guilford HS Marietta, Ga./Blessed Trinity HS Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna HS Piedmont, S.C./Vincennes University Clemmons, N.C./Calvary Baptist Day School Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill HS Excelsior, Minn./Southwest Christian HS Columbia, S.C./Southern Wesleyan University

United States (11) • Georgia (4) Ricardo Glenn De’Marion Gordon Ryan LeGates Sharod Minus • Minnesota (1) Caleb Palkert • North Carolina (3) Josh Chavis Carter Cook Mezie Uzochukwu • South Carolina (4) Johnathan Gray Kenny Joyner Pat Posey Chalmers Rogers France (1) Cedric Koffi Germany (1) Nick Schneiders

Hometown/Last School Greensboro, N.C./Dudley HS Clemmons, N.C./Calvary Baptist Day School Augusta, Ga./Richmond Academy Atlanta, Ga./Berkmar HS Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna HS Columbia, S.C./Southern Wesleyan University Paris, France/Sheridan College Marietta, Ga./Blessed Trinity HS Douglasville, Ga./Miami Dade College Excelsior, Minn./Southwest Christian HS Piedmont, S.C./Vincennes University Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill HS Rietberg, Germany/Ems-Berufskolleg Greensboro, N.C./Northeast Guilford HS

By Position Guard (6) Josh Chavis Carter Cook De’Marion Gordon Cedric Koffi Ryan LeGates Sharod Minus Wing (1) Johnathan Gray Forward (6) Ricardo Glenn Kenny Joyner Caleb Palkert Pat Posey Chalmers Rogers Mezie Uzochukwu Center (1) Nick Schneiders

Pronunciation Guide Cedric Koffi (Co-fee) Sharod (sha-Rod) Minus Mezie (mehz-ee-ay) Uzochuckwu (ooh-zah-chuke-woo)

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2009-10 Player Profiles & Career Statistics

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2 • Cedric Koffi Postion............................................. Guard Class................................................ Senior Height.............................................. 6-0 Weight............................................. 180 Hometown....................................... Paris, France Previous College............................. Sheridan College High School..................................... Stoneridge Prep (Calif.) Major............................................... Business Administration 2008-09: Sat out the season after an NCAA ruling on his eligibility prevented him from seeing any action on the court... was able to practice with the team and gained valuable experience in learning Coach Payne’s system... a member of the A-Sun All-Academic team. Sheridan College: A standout point guard at Sheridan in the Wyoming College Conference the last two years... led Sheridan in assists the last two seasons... dished out 119 assists in 2007-08 and 137 in 2006-07... totaled 256 in two seasons... led the Generals to a 23-9 overall record and a second-place finish in the Region IX Tournament as a sophomore... averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists... earned Wyoming College Conference All-Defensive honors... led Sheridan to a 26-3 record as a freshman... averaged 6.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game... finished his two seasons at Sheridan with 86 steals. High School: Played a partial season at Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif., after coming to the U.S. from his native France. Personal: Born on Sept. 13, 1986 in Versailles, France... son of Jean and Georgette Koffi... has two older brothers and one older sister... a Business Administration major... hobbies include hanging out with friends and watching movies... likes to eat spaghetti... favorite movie is “Fresh”... favorite TV show is “SportsCenter”... likes watching Denzel Washington movies... likes listening to Jay-Z... favorite season is summer... favorite book is “The Game of My Life” by Jason McElwain... favorite sports figure is Michael Jordan... hero growing up was Michael Jordan... admires his parents the most... favorite quote is “You can’t out-hustle a hustler.”

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25 • Pat Posey Postion............................................. Forward/Wing Class................................................ Senior Height.............................................. 6-5 Weight............................................. 200 Hometown....................................... Piedmont, S.C. Previous College............................. Vincennes University High School..................................... Woodmont High School Major............................................... Physical Education two-time all-conference selection... earned all-state honors as a senior... a two-time team MVP... averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior... averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds as a junior... selected to play in the North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star Game as a senior... named the co-Most Valuable Player of the Greenville County AllStar Game as a senior.

2008-09: Developed as a role player for the Spartans... came into his own in the last eight games of the season... played in 28 games... started once... averaged 15.5 minutes per game... ranked eighth on the team in scoring at 4.1 ppg... pulled down 2.7 rebounds per outing... averaged the same numbers during A-Sun play... had a solid debut in a Spartan uniform with four points and three rebounds at nationally-ranked Notre Dame (Nov. 16)... had four points and five rebounds against Duquesne (Nov. 25)... finished with five points and five rebounds at Fresno State in the second game of the Las Vegas Classic (Dec. 20)... had a pair of solid games in Las Vegas in the final two games of the Las Vegas Classic... tallied eight points and three rebounds in the 71-43 victory over Southern (Dec. 22)... added nine points, two boards and two assists against Liberty (Dec. 23)... poured in a career-high 19 points with three rebounds against Jacksonville (Jan. 5)... blocked a pair of shots in the final 30 seconds to help preserve a 71-62 victory over Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 9)... had nine points and four rebounds at Lipsomb (Feb. 14)... finished with nine points and four boards against ETSU (Feb. 19)... turned in 11 points, six rebounds and three assists in the 93-90 overtime win over Mercer (Feb. 26)... added seven points and a careerhigh seven boards in the 80-51 victory over Kennesaw State (Feb. 28).

Spartan Specs Career Highs

Opponent.......................... Date Points...................19.....Jacksonville......................1/5/09 Rebounds..............7.....Kennesaw State.............2/28/09 Assists...................3.....Kennesaw State.............2/28/09 .....................................Mercer............................2/26/09 Steals.....................2.....at Lipscomb....................2/14/09 .....................................at Kennesaw State.........12/1/08 Blocks....................2.....Florida Gulf Coast............2/9/09 .....................................at Mercer........................12/2/08 FG Made................5.....Mercer............................2/26/09 .....................................Jacksonville......................1/5/09 FG Attempted........9.....ETSU..............................2/19/09 .....................................at Fresno State.............12/20/08 3FG Made..............1.....Mercer............................2/26/09 .....................................ETSU..............................2/19/09 .....................................at Lipscomb....................2/14/09 .....................................Jacksonville......................1/5/09 .....................................vs. Southern.................12/22/08 .....................................at Fresno State.............12/20/08 3FG Attempted......4.....at Florida Gulf Coast......1/10/09 .....................................at Fresno State.............12/20/08 FT Made................5.....Kennesaw State.............2/28/09 FT Attempted.........8.....Kennesaw State.............2/28/09 .....................................Jacksonville......................1/5/09 Minutes................28.....Mercer............................2/26/09

Personal: Born on Jan. 13, 1988 in Greenville, S.C... son of James Posey and Patricia Pulley... has three older brothers, one younger brother and one older sister... one of his brothers played basketball at Mars Hill... a Physical Education major... hobbies include basketball and watching movies... likes to eat chicken... favorite movie is “Friday After Next”... likes watching ESPN... favorite actor is Mike Epps... likes listening to Gucci Mane... favorite season is spring... favorite sports figure is Kobe Bryant... his hero growing up and the person he admires the most is his mom... favorite quote is “You get a lot of running in ball, but no ball in running.”

Vincennes: A standout the last two years at Vincennes in Indiana... averaged 10.0 points and 3.7 rebounds with 11 blocked shots as a sophomore... led the Trailblazers to a 28-6 overall record, the District 3 championship and an appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament... averaged 6.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game with 18 blocked shots to lead the Trailblazers to a 25-8 overall record as a freshman. High School: Led Woodmont High School to two appearances in the state tournament... a three-year letterman... led the team to an appearance in the 2A state tournament as a sophomore... team advanced to the Upper State championship game before losing to eventual state champion Calhoun Falls... led the Wildcats to the second round of the 3A state playoffs as a senior in the school’s second year on the 3A level after reclassifying following his sophomore year... a

Year 2008 TOTAL

GP 28 28

GS 1 1

Min 433 433

Avg 15.5 15.5

FG FGA 40 116 40 116

Pct .345 .345

3-Pt FG FG FGA Pct 7 29 .241 7 29 .241

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FTA Pct 44 .614 44 .614

Rebounds Off Def Tot Avg 24 52 76 2.7 24 52 76 2.7

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

Returning Player Profile 2008-09 Game-By-Game Stats TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Notre Dame 11/16/08 17 2 8 .250 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 3 3.0 at South Carolina 11/22/08 19 0 4 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 2.0 Duquesne 11/25/08 18 1 7 .143 0 2 .000 2 3 .667 2 3 5 3.0 at Kennesaw State 12/01/08 14 1 2 .500 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.8 at Mercer 12/02/08 14 0 3 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.6 at Boston College 12/14/08 17 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.5 at Saint Louis 12/17/08 15 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 3 2.6 at Fresno State 12/20/08 24 2 9 .222 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 1 4 5 2.9 vs Southern 12/22/08 16 3 5 .600 1 1 1.000 1 2 .500 3 0 3 2.9 vs Liberty 12/23/08 16 3 6 .500 0 1 .000 3 7 .429 1 1 2 2.8 North Florida 01/03/09 14 1 7 .143 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 1 0 1 2.6 Jacksonville 01/05/09 20 5 8 .625 1 2 .500 8 8 1.000 3 0 3 2.7 at Florida Gulf Coast 01/10/09 22 3 8 .375 0 4 .000 0 1 .000 1 2 3 2.7 at Stetson 01/12/09 14 0 3 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 5 5 2.9 Belmont 01/17/09 3 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 2.7 Lipscomb 01/19/09 2 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.6 Campbell 01/24/09 9 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.4 at ETSU 01/26/09 5 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 0 1 1 2.3 at Jacksonville 02/01/09 9 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 4 4 2.4 Stetson 02/07/09 5 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 2.4 Florida Gulf Coast 02/09/09 13 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 4 4 1.000 0 2 2 2.3 at Lipscomb 02/14/08 23 3 5 .600 1 1 1.000 2 3 .667 1 3 4 2.4 at Belmont 02/16/09 * 26 3 7 .429 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 1 3 4 2.5 ETSU 02/19/09 20 4 9 .444 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 1 3 4 2.5 at Campbell 02/21/09 12 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 1 1 2 2.5 Mercer 02/26/09 28 5 7 .714 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 2 4 6 2.7 Kennesaw State 02/28/09 20 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 5 8 .625 1 6 7 2.8 at Gonzaga 03/03/09 18 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 0 0 0 2.7 Totals 1 433 40 116 .345 7 29 .241 27 44 .614 24 52 76 2.7

PF 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 2 5 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 3 1 2 3 0 4 4 1 44

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 0 5 1 0 4 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 5 1 0 2 0 0 8 0 2 4 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 19 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 4 0 1 2 0 2 9 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 2 1 0 1 9 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 3 3 1 1 11 0 3 2 0 0 7 0 1 2 0 1 4 1 20 49 9 14 114

Avg 4.0 2.0 2.7 2.5 2.0 2.0 1.7 2.1 2.8 3.4 3.3 4.6 4.7 4.4 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.7 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1

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14 • Nick Schneiders Postion............................................. Center Class................................................ Senior Height.............................................. 7-3 Weight............................................. 260 Hometown....................................... Rietberg, Germany High School..................................... Ems-Berufskolleg Major............................................... Graphic Design

nationally-ranked Notre Dame (Nov. 16)... turned in eight points, five blocked shots, and 11 rebounds at South Carolina (Nov. 22)... had six points, two blocks and nine boards against Duquesne (Nov. 25)... tallied 13 points to go with three blocks and eight rebounds at Kennesaw State (Dec. 1)... scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in the 71-43 victory over Southern in the third game of the Las Vegas Classic played at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas (Dec. 22)... turned in a career-high 22 points with nine rebounds against Jacksonville (Jan. 5)... was dominant with 16 points, five blocks and seven rebounds against Belmont (Jan. 17)... recorded his first collegiate double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds to go along with three blocked shots in the 73-65 victory over Campbell (Jan. 24)... had 16 points and eight rebounds at ETSU (Jan. 26)... posted 16 points, two blocks and three rebounds in leading the Spartans to a 70-59 win at Jacksonville (Feb. 1)... turned in 10 points, three blocks and eight rebounds in the 54-53 win over Stetson (Feb. 7)... finished the season strong in the final three games... had 10 points, a career-high seven blocks and seven boards in the 93-90 overtime victory over Mercer (Feb. 26)... finished with 20 points, a career-high seven blocks and six rebounds in the 80-51 victory over Kennesaw State (Feb. 28)... tallied seven points, four blocks and 10 rebounds at nationally-ranked Gonzaga (March 3)... a member of the A-Sun All-Academic team.

Spartan Specs Career Highs

Opponent.......................... Date Points...................22.....Jacksonville......................1/5/09 Rebounds............13.....at SMU.........................12/18/07 Assists...................3.....at Campbell....................2/21/09 ..............................3.....Lipscomb........................1/19/09 Steals.....................3.....Lipscomb........................1/19/09 Blocks....................7.....Kennesaw State.............2/28/09 ..............................7.....Mercer............................2/26/09 FG Made................9.....Jacksonville......................1/5/09 FG Attempted......16.....Jacksonville......................1/5/09 3FG Made..............0 3FG Attempted......0 FT Made................8.....at Gonzaga.......................3/3/09 FT Attempted....... 11.....at Gonzaga.......................3/3/09 Minutes................38.....Belmont..........................1/17/09 2008-09: Continued in his development as a basketball player to become a go-to player in the post for the Spartans... played in all 30 games for the Spartans... started 29 times... averaged 27.4 minutes per game, an increase of more than nine minutes per game over his sophomore season... led the A-Sun in with 79 blocked shots and 2.63 per game... the 79 blocked shots broke the single-season school record... currently ranks second all-time with 117, 19 shy of the alltime record... ranked second on the Spartans and 30th in the A-Sun with 9.5 points per contest... also ranked second on the Spartans and 11th in the league with 6.1 rebounds per game... shot nearly 45 percent from the floor... increased his scoring average to 10.3 points per game in A-Sun play... shot the ball better during league games as well, hitting over 47 percent of his shots from the field... totals 47 blocks in A-Sun competition... in all, ranked among the league leaders in six statistical categories... led the Spartans in scoring five times... led the squad in rebounding on 12 occasions... reached double figures a career-high 15 times... reached double figures in rebounding on four occasions... blocked three or more shots 14 times... had five strong outings to start the season... had 12 points and seven boards at Year 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

GP 21 30 30 81

GS Min 0 185 25 549 29 821 54 1555

Avg 8.8 18.3 27.4 19.2

FG FGA 16 37 60 143 108 242 184 422

2006-07: Became a key player off the bench and a crowd favorite for the Spartans... played in 21 games for the Spartans... averaged 2.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game... tallied 13 blocks on the year... grabbed 17 offensive rebounds... averaged 8.8 minutes per game... scored six points and grabbed four rebounds against Francis Marion (Jan. 10)... finished with a season-high nine points and grabbed five rebounds against Augusta State (Jan. 13)... tallied six points and six boards against North Georgia (Jan. 17)... had three points, four rebounds and two assists at North Georgia (Jan. 31)... finished with six points and six rebounds in the regular season finale at UNC Pembroke (Feb. 25)... member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Academic Honor Roll. 2005-06: Sat out the year as a red-shirt... a member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Academic Honor Roll. Club: Played just half of a season in a German amateur league before coming to the USC Upstate. Personal: Born on July 20, 1984 in Bielefeld, Germany... son of Rudiger and Christiane Schneiders... has twin younger brothers, Falk and Simon... twin brothers are both 6-11 and have never played basketball... a Graphic Design major... hobbies include watching TV, electronics and making art... had two pieces of art work, a wire shoe and a photograph, featured in the NCAA Student-Athlete Art Exhibit at the 2009 NCAA Convention... served as an intern in the Upstate Media Relations Office during the summer.... favorite food is chicken... favorite movie is “Ronin”... likes to watch “Top Gear” on TV... favorite actor is Jean Reno... favorite band is Ben Folds... favorite season is fall... favorite sports figure is Dirk Nowitzki... admires his parents the most... favorite quote is “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.”... dream job is to be an art director.

2007-08: Made tremendous improvement as a sophomore... played in all 30 games... a starter 25 times... averaged 18.3 minutes per game... averaged 4.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game... led the Spartans with 25 blocked shots, 16 during A-Sun games... ranked second on the team with 55 offensive rebounds... had two or more blocked shots on six occasions... nearly had a double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds in the near upset of Akron (Nov. 16)... had 11 points and three blocked shots at UNC Greensboro (Nov. 24)... had a career-high 13 rebounds in the historic win at SMU (Dec. 18)... had 13 points at Duquesne (Dec. 30)... had six points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in the win over Kennesaw State (Feb. 1)... had four blocks to go along with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Mercer (Feb. 3)... an A-Sun All-Academic selection.

Pct .432 .420 .446 .436

3-Pt FG FG FGA Pct FT 0 0 .000 13 0 0 .000 27 0 0 .000 68 0 0 .000 108

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Pct .565 .422 .531 .502

Rebounds Off Def Tot Avg PF FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg 17 34 51 2.4 20 0 5 7 13 4 45 2.1 55 90 145 4.8 60 2 15 35 25 6 147 4.9 64 119 183 6.1 97 2 28 69 79 13 284 9.5 136 243 379 4.7 177 4 48 111 117 23 476 5.9

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Returning Player Profile Game-By-Game Stats 2008-09 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF at Georgia 11/14/08 * 30 2 5 .400 0 0 .000 1 4 .250 5 5 10 10.0 2 at Notre Dame 11/16/08 * 21 5 9 .556 0 0 .000 2 4 .500 3 4 7 8.5 3 at South Carolina 11/22/08 * 31 4 8 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 3 8 11 9.3 1 DUQUESNE 11/25/08 * 29 2 7 .286 0 0 .000 2 4 .500 2 7 9 9.3 4 at Kennesaw State 12/01/08 * 31 5 12 .417 0 0 .000 3 5 .600 4 4 8 9.0 2 at Mercer 12/02/08 * 21 1 7 .143 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 3 8.0 4 at Boston College 12/14/08 * 30 2 9 .222 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 0 5 5 7.6 4 at Saint Louis 12/17/08 * 35 4 14 .286 0 0 .000 4 4 1.000 4 3 7 7.5 4 at Fresno State 12/20/08 * 20 2 7 .286 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 2 1 3 7.0 1 vs Southern 12/22/08 * 19 3 6 .500 0 0 .000 3 5 .600 2 5 7 7.0 3 vs Liberty 12/23/08 * 20 4 4 1.000 0 0 .000 2 4 .500 1 1 2 6.5 5 NORTH FLORIDA 01/03/09 * 23 3 5 .600 0 0 .000 5 8 .625 0 3 3 6.3 3 JACKSONVILLE 01/05/09 * 33 9 16 .563 0 0 .000 4 6 .667 4 5 9 6.5 4 at Florida Gulf Coast 01/10/09 * 21 2 7 .286 0 0 .000 2 4 .500 1 2 3 6.2 3 at Stetson 01/12/09 * 30 4 8 .500 0 0 .000 5 9 .556 5 0 5 6.1 3 BELMONT 01/17/09 * 38 5 6 .833 0 0 .000 6 8 .750 3 4 7 6.2 3 LIPSCOMB 01/19/09 * 19 2 9 .222 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 1 2 3 6.0 5 CAMPBELL 01/24/09 * 28 4 7 .571 0 0 .000 2 3 .667 3 8 11 6.3 4 at ETSU 01/26/09 * 32 7 11 .636 0 0 .000 2 3 .667 3 5 8 6.4 4 at North Florida 01/30/09 * 31 1 6 .167 0 0 .000 4 8 .500 2 1 3 6.2 3 at Jacksonville 02/01/09 * 33 6 11 .545 0 0 .000 4 6 .667 0 3 3 6.0 4 STETSON 02/07/09 * 30 5 8 .625 0 0 .000 0 5 .000 3 5 8 6.1 3 FLORIDA GULF COAST 02/09/09 * 22 0 4 .000 0 0 .000 1 5 .200 1 4 5 6.1 3 at Lipscomb 02/14/08 * 10 2 5 .400 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 5.9 1 at Belmont 02/16/09 26 4 9 .444 0 0 .000 1 1 1.000 2 7 9 6.0 4 ETSU 02/19/09 * 32 4 6 .667 0 0 .000 3 5 .600 1 3 4 5.9 4 at Campbell 02/21/09 * 33 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 2 6 .333 2 4 6 5.9 4 MERCER 02/26/09 * 32 5 13 .385 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 2 5 7 6.0 3 KENNESAW STATE 02/28/09 * 27 6 9 .667 0 0 .000 8 11 .727 3 3 6 6.0 3 at Gonzaga 03/03/09 * 34 3 10 .300 0 0 .000 1 4 .250 1 9 10 6.1 3 Totals 29 821 108 242 .446 0 0 .000 68 128 .531 64 119 183 6.1 97

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 1 4 3 1 5 0 1 2 1 0 12 0 2 2 5 0 8 0 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 1 3 0 13 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 5 0 0 4 3 1 12 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 3 2 0 10 0 0 1 1 1 11 0 1 1 2 0 22 0 2 3 1 0 6 0 0 4 2 0 13 0 2 5 5 1 16 1 3 0 3 3 4 0 2 1 3 0 10 0 1 4 1 0 16 0 2 4 0 0 6 0 2 5 2 0 16 0 1 5 3 0 10 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 9 0 0 2 1 1 11 0 3 4 3 0 6 0 2 1 7 1 10 0 0 1 7 0 20 0 0 4 4 0 7 2 28 69 79 13 284

Avg 5.0 8.5 8.3 7.8 8.8 7.7 7.3 7.9 7.4 7.6 7.8 8.1 9.2 8.9 9.2 9.6 9.3 9.3 9.7 9.5 9.8 9.8 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.1 9.2 9.6 9.5 9.5

2007-08 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Utah 11/09/07 * 23 1 8 .125 0 0 .000 4 4 1.000 3 6 9 9.0 vs Akron 11/16/07 * 26 5 6 .833 0 0 .000 1 4 .250 2 6 8 8.5 vs IUPUI 11/17/07 * 13 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 1 1 2 6.3 vs Oregon State 11/18/07 * 23 1 5 .200 0 0 .000 0 3 .000 4 1 5 6.0 at UNC Greensboro 11/24/07 * 23 5 8 .625 0 0 .000 1 1 1.000 4 1 5 5.8 at Cincinnati 11/26/07 20 2 5 .400 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 4 3 7 6.0 at Wake Forest 12/01/07 * 16 2 2 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 3 5.6 BREVARD 12/06/07 * 4 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 5.0 BLUEFIELD 12/15/07 7 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 2 1 3 4.8 at SMU 12/18/07 * 31 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 4 9 13 5.6 at UTEP 12/21/07 * 18 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 1 2 3 5.4 vs Buffalo 12/22/07 * 28 2 6 .333 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 1 4 5 5.3 at Duquesne 12/30/07 * 24 6 11 .545 0 0 .000 1 4 .250 3 1 4 5.2 at Iowa State 01/02/08 * 18 2 6 .333 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 1 2 3 5.1 at ETSU 01/05/08 3 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 4.7 GARDNER-WEBB 01/10/08 * 12 1 5 .200 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 4 6 4.8 CAMPBELL 01/12/08 * 22 2 2 1.000 0 0 .000 2 6 .333 2 1 3 4.7 at Lipscomb 01/17/08 * 16 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 4 4 4.7 at Belmont 01/19/08 * 17 3 8 .375 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 1 6 7 4.8 at North Florida 01/25/08 * 27 2 6 .333 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 1 3 4 4.8 JACKSONVILLE 01/27/08 * 24 2 7 .286 0 0 .000 1 4 .250 2 4 6 4.8 KENNESAW STATE 02/01/08 * 29 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 2 5 .400 5 5 10 5.0 MERCER 02/03/08 * 28 5 8 .625 0 0 .000 3 8 .375 4 6 10 5.3 at Stetson 02/08/08 * 16 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 2 5 7 5.3 at Florida Gulf Coast 02/10/08 * 19 2 2 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 5.2 LIPSCOMB 02/14/08 * 19 1 8 .125 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 1 3 4 5.2 BELMONT 02/16/08 * 13 0 5 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 4 4 5.1 at Campbell 02/21/08 10 3 4 .750 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 1 2 3 5.0 at Gardner-Webb 02/23/08 * 16 3 5 .600 0 0 .000 1 3 .333 2 1 3 5.0 ETSU 03/01/08 4 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 4.8 Totals 25 549 60 143 .420 0 0 .000 27 64 .422 55 90 145 4.8

PF 1 3 2 1 3 3 2 1 0 4 3 2 2 4 1 5 1 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 4 1 1 3 2 0 60

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 1 2 2 2 5 0 1 3 0 0 13 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 6 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 3 2 0 6 0 2 1 4 0 13 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 35 25 6 147

Avg 6.0 8.5 7.7 6.3 7.2 6.7 6.3 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.4 6.0 5.9 5.5 5.3 5.4 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.1 4.9 4.9

2006-07 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Fayetteville State 11-25-06 2 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.0 MARS HILL 11-28-06 1 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 1.000 1 1 2 1.5 at Wingate 12-02-06 10 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 1.7 PRESBYTERIAN 12-05-06 22 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 3 3 6 2.8 at Mars Hill 12-09-06 3 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 0 1 2.4 at USC Aiken 01-03-07 7 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 2.2 FRANCIS MARION 01-10-07 8 2 2 1.000 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 1 3 4 2.4 at Augusta State 01-13-07 10 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 2.3 NORTH GEORGIA 01-17-07 8 3 5 .600 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 2 3 5 2.6 COLUMBUS STATE 01-20-07 8 3 5 .600 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 2 4 6 2.9 at Francis Marion 01-24-07 9 2 2 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.6 at GC&SU 01-27-07 13 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 3 3 2.7 at North Georgia 01-31-07 19 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 0 4 4 2.8 CLAYTON STATE 02-03-07 12 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 2 0 2 2.7 at Lander 02-07-07 6 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.5 UNC PEMBROKE 02-10-07 3 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.4 USC AIKEN 02-14-07 5 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 1 1 2 2.4 at Armstrong Atlantic 02-17-07 13 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 0 3 3 2.4 LANDER 02-21-07 6 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.4 at UNC Pembroke 02-25-07 16 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 4 6 .667 2 4 6 2.6 vs Clayton State 03-02-07 4 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.4 Totals 0 185 16 37 .432 0 0 .000 13 23 .565 17 34 51 2.4

PF 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 20

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20 • Josh Chavis Postion............................................. Guard Class................................................ Junior Height.............................................. 5-9 Weight............................................. 173 Hometown....................................... Greensboro, N.C. High School..................................... Dudley HS Major............................................... Interdisciplinary Studies

Opponent.......................... Date Points...................20.....Mercer............................2/26/09 Rebounds..............6.....vs. Southern.................12/22/09 Assists...................6.....Kennesaw State.............2/28/09 Steals.....................3.....Belmont..........................1/17/09 .....................................Jacksonville......................1/5/09 Blocks....................0 FG Made................7.....at Florida Gulf Coast......1/10/09 FG Attempted......14.....at Florida Gulf Coast......1/10/09 3FG Made..............5.....Mercer............................2/26/09 .....................................at ETSU..........................1/26/09 3FG Attempted.... 11.....Mercer............................2/26/09 .....................................at ETSU..........................1/26/09 .....................................at Florida Gulf Coast......1/10/09 FT Made................6.....Campbell........................1/24/09 .....................................North Florida....................1/3/09 FT Attempted.........8.....North Florida....................1/3/09 Minutes................44.....Mercer............................2/26/09

had back-to-back eight-point performances at Mercer (Dec. 2) and Boston College (Dec. 14)... tallied six points and five assists at Fresno State (Dec. 20)... played strong in the final two games of the Las Vegas Classic with games played at the Orleans Arena... had 12 points and six rebounds to lead the Spartans to a dominant 71-43 victory over Southern (Dec. 22)... had 11 points and two assists against Liberty (Dec. 23)... made it three-straight games in double figures with 13 points and three assists in the 69-64 win over North Florida (Jan. 3)... had 18 points at Florida Gulf Coast (Jan. 10), a career high up to that point... turned in 11 points and five assists against Belmont (Jan. 17)... had 17 points, four assists and four rebounds to lead Upstate to a 73-65 victory over Campbell (Jan. 24)... had 15 points at ETSU (Jan. 26)... had an all-around strong game with nine points, five assists and six rebounds in the 71-62 victory over Florida Gulf Coast, delivering the Spartans’ first three-game winning streak in Division I play... had a career-high 20 points and three rebounds to lead the team to a 93-90 overtime victory against Mercer (Feb. 26)... tallied 16 points and five rebounds in the 80-51 win over Kennesaw State to close out the home schedule (Feb. 28).

2008-09: Turned in a solid year as the Spartans’ starting point guard... played in all 30 games... started 29 times... ranked third on the team in scoring at 8.3 ppg... totaled more assists (69) than turnovers (60)... ranked second on the team in assists... also came away with 24 steals on the year... averaged 2.2 rebounds per outing... hit 80.4 percent of his free throws... connected on 33.3 percent of his threepointers... topped the Spartans with 59 three-pointers on a team-high 177 attempts... increased his scoring and rebounding numbers in A-Sun play... averaged 9.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game... made 41 of his 59 three-pointers during conference play... was +10 in assists to turnovers against league competition... ranked eighth in the A-Sun with 1.97 three-pointers made per game... was 17th in the league with 30.3 minutes played per outing... was seventh in the conference with 2.05 three-pointers made per game in conference play... led the Spartans in scoring on two occasions... reached double figures 10 times... dished out four or more assists on seven occasions... had six points and three assists at nationally-ranked Notre Dame (Nov. 16)...

2007-08: Had a solid first season on the college level... played in all 30 games... started 13 times... averaged 5.1 points per game... ranked third on the team with 53 assists on the year... hit 78.1 percent of his free throw attempts... hit more than 32 percent of his shots from the three-point arc... raised that percentage to better than 36 percent from the arc in A-Sun play... ranked third on the team with 31 threepointers... averaged a little more than 20 minutes a game... averaged 6.2 points per game during A-Sun play... finished in double figures four times... dished out two or more assists on 13 occasions... had seven points and four assists at Cincinnati (Nov. 26)... posted 11 points and four rebounds in the win over Brevard (Dec. 6)... had six points in three straight games: Gardner-Webb (Jan. 10), Campbell (Jan. 12) and at Lipscomb (Jan. 17)... had six points and three assists against Jacksonville (Jan. 27)... totaled nine points, a career-high six assists and three rebounds in the win over Kennesaw State (Feb. 1)... scored 12 points and dished out five assists in the win over Mercer (Feb. 3)... totaled 12 points and three assists at Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 10)...

Spartan Specs Career Highs

Year 2007 2008 TOTAL

GP 30 30 60

GS Min 13 605 29 909 42 1514

Avg 20.2 30.3 25.2

FG FGA 48 133 77 235 125 368

Pct .361 .328 .340

3-Pt FG FG FGA Pct 31 96 .323 59 177 .333 90 273 .330

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FTA Pct 32 .781 46 .804 78 .795

had eight points and five assists against Belmont (Feb. 16)... poured in 17 points at Gardner-Webb (Feb. 23). High School: Played on the varsity team at Dudley High School... averaged 18.9 points, 9.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game for his career... led the state in assists as a junior, dishing out 10.1 assists per game... averaged 8.6 assists as a senior... a three-time all-conference selection... also named all-area and all-region... named to the all-tournament team at the Little Four Tournament... played for the N.C. Gaters AAU team... helped lead the squad to the 2007 National Championship... finished the championship game with seven points and nine assists... also a standout in the classroom... an Honor Roll student all four years. Personal: Born on April 14, 1989 in Birkenfield, Germany... son of Bobbie and Inda Chavis... has a brother, Quentin... an Interdisciplinary Studies major... hobbies include reading, playing video games and listening to music... likes to eat chicken... favorite movie is “The Wood”... likes watching “SportsCenter” on TV... favorite actor is Denzel Washington... likes listening to Fabulous... favorite season is winter... favorite sports figure is Kobe Bryant... admires his father and grandfather the most... favorite quote is “Work hard to play harder”... dream job is to be an ESPN analyst... his uncle, Tony, played college basketball at Elon.

Rebounds Off Def Tot Avg 4 31 35 1.2 6 61 67 2.2 10 92 102 1.7

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Returning Player Profile Game-By-Game Stats 2008-09 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Georgia 11/14/08 * 23 2 9 .222 0 5 .000 0 0 .000 1 0 1 1.0 at Notre Dame 11/16/08 * 28 2 8 .250 2 6 .333 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.5 at South Carolina 11/22/08 * 29 2 5 .400 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 0 1 1 0.7 DUQUESNE 11/25/08 * 23 2 5 .400 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 0 2 2 1.0 at Kennesaw State 12/01/08 * 30 1 5 .200 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 2 2 1.2 at Mercer 12/02/08 * 30 2 7 .286 2 6 .333 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 1.3 at Boston College 12/14/08 * 23 2 8 .250 2 5 .400 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 1.3 at Saint Louis 12/17/08 * 30 2 6 .333 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 1 2 3 1.5 at Fresno State 12/20/08 * 36 2 11 .182 2 8 .250 0 0 .000 1 1 2 1.6 vs Southern 12/22/08 * 32 4 9 .444 4 8 .500 0 0 .000 0 6 6 2.0 vs Liberty 12/23/08 * 37 3 10 .300 3 10 .300 2 2 1.000 0 0 0 1.8 NORTH FLORIDA 01/03/09 * 30 3 11 .273 1 6 .167 6 8 .750 0 2 2 1.8 JACKSONVILLE 01/05/09 * 29 1 6 .167 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.8 at Florida Gulf Coast 01/10/09 * 30 7 14 .500 4 11 .364 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1.6 at Stetson 01/12/09 * 29 2 7 .286 2 5 .400 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.6 BELMONT 01/17/09 * 35 4 11 .364 3 8 .375 0 0 .000 0 2 2 1.6 LIPSCOMB 01/19/09 * 28 0 6 .000 0 4 .000 0 2 .000 0 4 4 1.8 CAMPBELL 01/24/09 * 30 4 9 .444 3 6 .500 6 6 1.000 0 4 4 1.9 at ETSU 01/26/09 * 31 5 11 .455 5 11 .455 0 0 .000 1 1 2 1.9 at North Florida 01/30/09 * 30 2 7 .286 1 5 .200 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.9 at Jacksonville 02/01/09 * 34 4 7 .571 2 4 .500 3 4 .750 0 4 4 2.0 STETSON 02/07/09 * 28 3 6 .500 2 5 .400 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1.9 FLORIDA GULF COAST 02/09/09 * 31 1 5 .200 1 5 .200 6 6 1.000 0 6 6 2.0 at Lipscomb 02/14/08 * 32 1 6 .167 1 6 .167 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.0 at Belmont 02/16/09 17 1 5 .200 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 0 2 2 2.0 ETSU 02/19/09 * 32 1 8 .125 1 7 .143 0 0 .000 0 2 2 2.0 at Campbell 02/21/09 * 33 3 8 .375 3 8 .375 0 0 .000 0 5 5 2.1 MERCER 02/26/09 * 44 5 12 .417 5 11 .455 5 6 .833 1 2 3 2.1 KENNESAW STATE 02/28/09 * 32 4 8 .500 3 4 .750 5 6 .833 1 4 5 2.2 at Gonzaga 03/03/09 * 33 2 5 .400 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 0 3 3 2.2 Totals 29 909 77 235 .328 59 177 .333 37 46 .804 6 61 67 2.2

PF 2 3 0 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 39

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 3 4 0 0 6 0 3 4 0 1 5 0 5 2 0 0 5 0 5 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 5 4 0 2 6 0 2 1 0 0 12 0 2 2 0 0 11 0 3 1 0 2 13 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 1 3 0 1 18 0 2 1 0 1 6 0 5 1 0 3 11 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 1 15 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 4 2 0 0 13 0 1 1 0 1 8 0 5 2 0 0 9 0 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 2 20 0 1 5 0 0 16 0 1 5 0 0 6 0 69 60 0 24 250

Avg 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.4 5.0 5.4 5.4 5.4 6.1 6.5 7.1 6.8 7.6 7.5 7.7 7.2 7.8 8.2 8.0 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.7 8.1 8.4 8.3 8.3

2007-08 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Utah 11/09/07 13 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 vs Akron 11/16/07 2 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 vs IUPUI 11/17/07 23 2 4 .500 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 vs Oregon State 11/18/07 12 1 4 .250 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 at UNC Greensboro 11/24/07 * 25 0 3 .000 0 2 .000 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 0.2 at Cincinnati 11/26/07 * 24 2 6 .333 1 4 .250 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 0.3 at Wake Forest 12/01/07 * 24 3 6 .500 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 0 3 3 0.7 BREVARD 12/06/07 * 22 3 6 .500 3 6 .500 2 2 1.000 0 4 4 1.1 BLUEFIELD 12/15/07 * 18 1 5 .200 0 3 .000 5 6 .833 1 3 4 1.4 at SMU 12/18/07 * 19 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 1.5 at UTEP 12/21/07 24 2 5 .400 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.5 vs Buffalo 12/22/07 * 21 0 3 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 2 2 1.5 at Duquesne 12/30/07 * 15 0 2 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.4 at Iowa State 01/02/08 19 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 1 3 4 1.6 at ETSU 01/05/08 10 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.5 GARDNER-WEBB 01/10/08 22 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 3 4 .750 0 1 1 1.5 CAMPBELL 01/12/08 23 2 8 .250 0 5 .000 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 1.5 at Lipscomb 01/17/08 26 2 8 .250 2 6 .333 0 0 .000 1 1 2 1.6 at Belmont 01/19/08 19 1 4 .250 1 3 .333 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1.5 at North Florida 01/25/08 12 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.4 JACKSONVILLE 01/27/08 17 2 4 .500 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.3 KENNESAW STATE 02/01/08 * 31 2 6 .333 1 4 .250 4 4 1.000 1 2 3 1.4 MERCER 02/03/08 * 28 5 9 .556 2 5 .400 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.3 at Stetson 02/08/08 * 33 2 6 .333 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.3 at Florida Gulf Coast 02/10/08 * 27 4 6 .667 4 5 .800 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.3 LIPSCOMB 02/14/08 * 27 0 3 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 2 2 1.3 BELMONT 02/16/08 19 3 5 .600 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.3 at Campbell 02/21/08 11 0 3 .000 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.3 at Gardner-Webb 02/23/08 28 6 11 .545 4 8 .500 1 3 .333 0 0 0 1.2 ETSU 03/01/08 11 2 4 .500 2 4 .500 1 2 .500 0 0 0 1.2 Totals 13 605 48 133 .361 31 96 .323 25 32 .781 4 31 35 1.2

PF 1 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 2 1 4 1 2 0 2 1 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 4 1 41

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 7 0 1 3 0 1 8 0 1 1 0 0 11 0 3 1 0 0 7 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 2 6 0 3 1 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 6 1 0 0 9 0 5 0 0 0 12 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 3 2 0 0 12 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 17 0 1 1 0 0 7 0 53 41 0 9 152

Avg 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.8 3.6 4.5 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.5 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.6 5.0 5.1 5.1

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21 • Mezie Uzochukwu Postion............................................. Forward Class................................................ Junior Height.............................................. 6-5 Weight............................................. 215 Hometown....................................... Greensboro, N.C. High School..................................... Northeast Guilford HS Major............................................... Interdisciplinary Studies

with 12 points and 10 boards in the 79-58 win at Campbell (Feb. 21)... had back-to-back double figure games with 12 and 13 points against Brevard (Dec. 6) and Bluefield (Dec. 15)... finished with double figures in four straight games against Duquesne (10, Dec. 30), Iowa State (10, Jan. 2), ETSU (11, Jan. 5) and Gardner-Webb (14, Jan. 10)... had 14 points at Lipscomb (Jan. 17)... totaled 10 points in the win over Mercer (Feb. 3)... also a standout in the classroom... named to the A-Sun All-Academic team... named Upstate’s co-Freshman Student-Athlete of the Year

2008-09: Showed improvement in his sophomore season, especially on the perimeter... played in all 30 games... started 29 times... ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 6.3 ppg... also averaged 3.6 rebounds per outing... connected on 30.2 percent of his shots from behind the arc... grabbed 41 offensive boards out of 109 total rebounds... ranked second on the team with 26 steals... had more assists (40) than turnovers (36)... increased his averages to 7.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in A-Sun play... shot 72.4 percent from the free throw line against A-Sun foes... reached double figures four times... had a pair of solid outings to start the season... had seven points and two rebounds at Georgia (Nov. 14)... added eight points and two boards at nationally-ranked Notre Dame (Nov. 16)... poured in a career-high 16 points to go with five rebounds at Kennesaw State (Dec. 1)... added 10 points and six boards at Mercer (Dec. 2)... finished with nine points and four rebounds against Liberty in the final game of the Las Vegas Classic (Dec. 23)... had eight points and four boards in the win over North Florida (Jan. 3)... strong with seven points and six rebounds in the 73-65 victory over Campbell (Jan. 24)... finished with 15 points and two rebounds in the 70-59 victory at Jacksonville (Feb. 1)... had nine points, five rebounds and three assists in 54-53 win over Stetson (Feb. 7)... led the Spartans to their first-ever three-game winning streak in Division I play with a career-high 22 points in the 71-62 victory over Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 9)... an A-Sun All-Academic selection for the second straight year.

Spartan Specs Career Highs

Opponent.......................... Date Points...................18.....at Florida Gulf Coast......1/10/09 Rebounds............ 11.....at Lipscomb....................1/17/08 .....................................at Duquesne.................12/30/07 Assists...................4.....Mercer............................2/26/09 .....................................at ETSU..........................1/26/09 Steals.....................3.....at Fresno State.............12/20/08 Blocks....................2.....at Boston College.........12/14/08 .....................................vs. Campbell..................1/12/08 .....................................Jacksonville....................1/27/08 .....................................Belmont..........................2/16/08 FG Made................7.....Florida Gulf Coast............2/9/09 .....................................at Jacksonville..................2/1/09 .....................................vs. Gardner-Webb..........1/10/08 FG Attempted......13.....at Mercer........................12/2/08 3FG Made..............3.....Florida Gulf Coast............2/9/09 3FG Attempted......5.....Florida Gulf Coast............2/9/09 FT Made................5.....Florida Gulf Coast............2/9/09 .....................................at ETSU............................1/5/08 .....................................vs. Jacksonville..............1/27/08 .....................................vs. Belmont....................2/16/08 FT Attempted.........7.....at ETSU............................1/5/08 ..............................7.....at Gardner-Webb............2/23/08 Minutes................40.....at Kennesaw State.........12/1/08

High School: A four-year letterman at Northeast Guilford High School... averaged 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 blocks per game for his career... averaged 20.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 blocks per game as a senior... a Second Team All-State selection as a senior... named the Triad 3A Conference Player of the Year as a senior... selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game... led the East to the victory and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player... also a standout student... a member of the Beta Club... an Honor Roll selection throughout his high school career... earned an Academic Letter... graduated with a 4.25 GPA. Personal: Born on Aug. 3, 1989 in Greensboro, N.C... son of Dr. Godfrey and Mary Uzochukwu... has three sisters, Mollie, Delia, and Uzoma... his parents are both in education... his parents are originally from Nigeria... an Interdisciplinary Studies major... hobbies include listening to music... likes to eat Chinese food... favorite movie is “The Dark Knight”... likes to watch “SportsCenter” on TV... favorite actor is Denzel Washington... likes listening to T.I... favorite season is summer... favorite sports figure is Michael Jordan... his parents were his heroes growing up and the people he admires the most... favorite quote is “You do what you have to do so that you can do what you want to do”... dream job is to be a “SportsCenter” anchor.

2007-08: Had an outstanding freshman season for the Spartans... made a name for himself after hitting two free throws with under a second to play to give Upstate a 58-56 win at SMU, the program’s first over a Division I opponent... saw action in all 30 games... started 15 times... averaged 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game... raised those averages to 7.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game during A-Sun games... also collected 37 assists and 20 steals... ranked second on the team with 11 blocked shots... ranked third on the team with 49 offensive rebounds... reached double figures in scoring nine times... recorded two double-doubles on the year, the only two times he pulled down double digit rebounds... had a double-double at Duquesne with 10 points and 11 rebounds (Dec. 30)... also tallied a double-double Year 2007 2008 TOTAL

GP 30 30 60

GS Min 15 818 29 880 44 1698

Avg 27.3 29.3 28.3

FG FGA 81 200 76 197 157 397

Pct .405 .386 .395

3-Pt FG FG FGA Pct 8 28 .286 13 43 .302 21 71 .296

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Rebounds Off Def Tot Avg PF FO Ast TO Blk 49 88 137 4.6 72 1 37 43 11 41 68 109 3.6 52 0 40 36 5 90 156 246 4.1 124 1 77 79 16

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Returning Player Profile Game-By-Game Stats 2008-09 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Georgia 11/14/08 * 37 3 8 .375 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 2 2 2.0 at Notre Dame 11/16/08 * 31 3 6 .500 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.0 at South Carolina 11/22/08 * 20 1 5 .200 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 2 4 2.7 DUQUESNE 11/25/08 * 31 3 5 .600 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 1 5 6 3.5 at Kennesaw State 12/01/08 * 40 6 10 .600 1 2 .500 3 6 .500 3 2 5 3.8 at Mercer 12/02/08 * 35 5 13 .385 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 3 3 6 4.2 at Boston College 12/14/08 * 27 2 7 .286 0 0 .000 0 3 .000 3 2 5 4.3 at Saint Louis 12/17/08 * 30 2 4 .500 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 3.9 at Fresno State 12/20/08 * 32 1 7 .143 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 1 3 4 3.9 vs Southern 12/22/08 * 31 1 4 .250 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 3.5 vs Liberty 12/23/08 * 29 4 10 .400 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 2 2 4 3.5 NORTH FLORIDA 01/03/09 * 29 3 6 .500 0 1 .000 2 3 .667 1 3 4 3.6 JACKSONVILLE 01/05/09 * 20 0 4 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 3.4 at Florida Gulf Coast 01/10/09 * 26 2 6 .333 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 3 5 8 3.7 at Stetson 01/12/09 * 28 1 2 .500 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 3 3 3.7 BELMONT 01/17/09 * 16 3 4 .750 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 0 4 4 3.7 LIPSCOMB 01/19/09 * 27 1 8 .125 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 1 3 3.6 CAMPBELL 01/24/09 * 28 3 4 .750 0 1 .000 1 1 1.000 1 5 6 3.8 at ETSU 01/26/09 * 32 3 7 .429 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 2 3 5 3.8 at North Florida 01/30/09 * 37 2 7 .286 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 2 2 3.8 at Jacksonville 02/01/09 * 31 7 10 .700 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 2 0 2 3.7 STETSON 02/07/09 * 32 4 7 .571 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 2 3 5 3.7 FLORIDA GULF COAST 02/09/09 * 33 7 10 .700 3 5 .600 5 5 1.000 1 0 1 3.6 at Lipscomb 02/14/08 * 28 0 11 .000 0 3 .000 2 2 1.000 3 1 4 3.6 at Belmont 02/16/09 * 32 1 9 .111 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 1 1 2 3.6 ETSU 02/19/09 * 28 2 6 .333 0 1 .000 3 3 1.000 1 4 5 3.6 at Campbell 02/21/09 * 27 2 6 .333 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 2 3 5 3.7 MERCER 02/26/09 * 35 2 6 .333 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 3.6 KENNESAW STATE 02/28/09 21 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 3 3 6 3.7 at Gonzaga 03/03/09 * 27 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 2 2 3.6 Totals 29 880 76 197 .386 13 43 .302 23 36 .639 41 68 109 3.6

PF 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 3 0 2 2 2 1 2 4 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 0 3 1 4 52

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 0 4 1 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 16 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 1 0 2 1 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 4 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 7 0 4 2 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 2 15 0 3 4 0 1 9 0 1 0 0 1 22 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 3 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 1 7 0 1 4 0 1 5 0 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 40 36 5 26 188

Avg 7.0 7.5 5.7 6.3 8.2 8.5 7.9 7.4 6.8 6.4 6.6 6.8 6.2 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.8 6.2 6.3 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.3 6.3

2007-08 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Utah 11/09/07 * 22 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 2 3 .667 0 0 0 0.0 vs Akron 11/16/07 * 31 3 10 .300 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 1 4 5 2.5 vs IUPUI 11/17/07 * 24 2 7 .286 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 2 2 4 3.0 vs Oregon State 11/18/07 * 32 4 9 .444 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.3 at UNC Greensboro 11/24/07 * 25 2 8 .250 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 3 2.4 at Cincinnati 11/26/07 * 29 3 8 .375 0 3 .000 1 2 .500 1 2 3 2.5 at Wake Forest 12/01/07 * 26 1 7 .143 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.4 BREVARD 12/06/07 * 27 4 8 .500 0 0 .000 4 5 .800 2 2 4 2.6 BLUEFIELD 12/15/07 * 28 5 9 .556 0 0 .000 3 5 .600 3 4 7 3.1 at SMU 12/18/07 23 1 4 .250 0 1 .000 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 2.9 at UTEP 12/21/07 18 3 4 .750 1 1 1.000 1 2 .500 3 3 6 3.2 vs Buffalo 12/22/07 * 27 4 8 .500 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 2 2 4 3.3 at Duquesne 12/30/07 * 31 4 11 .364 0 1 .000 2 4 .500 4 7 11 3.8 at Iowa State 01/02/08 32 4 8 .500 1 1 1.000 1 2 .500 2 2 4 3.9 at ETSU 01/05/08 * 35 3 7 .429 0 0 .000 5 7 .714 2 4 6 4.0 GARDNER-WEBB 01/10/08 35 7 9 .778 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 2 5 7 4.2 CAMPBELL 01/12/08 23 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 2 6 .333 0 4 4 4.2 at Lipscomb 01/17/08 36 5 9 .556 0 1 .000 4 6 .667 2 1 3 4.1 at Belmont 01/19/08 27 3 5 .600 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 4 4 4.1 at North Florida 01/25/08 * 27 2 5 .400 0 0 .000 2 6 .333 2 5 7 4.3 JACKSONVILLE 01/27/08 26 1 5 .200 0 1 .000 5 6 .833 2 6 8 4.4 KENNESAW STATE 02/01/08 24 2 5 .400 0 1 .000 2 2 1.000 3 2 5 4.5 MERCER 02/03/08 21 5 10 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 3 4.4 at Stetson 02/08/08 23 0 5 .000 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 1 2 3 4.3 at Florida Gulf Coast 02/10/08 23 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 1 3 4 4.3 LIPSCOMB 02/14/08 27 0 5 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 5 7 4.4 BELMONT 02/16/08 24 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 5 6 .833 1 3 4 4.4 at Campbell 02/21/08 * 32 4 10 .400 1 1 1.000 3 4 .750 3 7 10 4.6 at Gardner-Webb 02/23/08 22 1 6 .167 0 1 .000 4 7 .571 2 2 4 4.6 ETSU 03/01/08 * 38 3 5 .600 0 0 .000 2 4 .500 3 1 4 4.6 Totals 15 818 81 200 .405 8 28 .286 54 87 .621 49 88 137 4.6

PF 1 3 1 0 1 3 1 0 3 2 5 3 3 2 4 1 4 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 4 0 2 4 4 4 72

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 3 0 1 0 7 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 12 0 3 3 0 1 13 0 1 1 0 2 4 1 1 3 0 1 8 0 0 3 0 1 9 0 3 2 1 1 10 0 0 2 0 2 10 0 1 1 0 0 11 0 2 1 1 1 14 0 1 2 2 1 4 0 1 1 0 2 14 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 1 3 0 0 6 0 1 1 2 0 7 0 0 2 1 1 6 0 2 1 0 1 10 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 9 0 2 0 1 0 12 0 1 3 0 0 6 0 2 3 0 1 8 1 37 43 11 20 224

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33 • Carter Cook Postion............................................. Guard Class................................................ Sophomore Height.............................................. 6-5 Weight............................................. 220 Hometown....................................... Clemmons, N.C. High School..................................... Calvary Baptist Day School Major............................................... Communications

Career Highs

Opponent.......................... Date Points...................13.....at Kennesaw State.........12/1/08 Rebounds..............6.....at Lipscomb....................2/16/09 .....................................at Mercer........................12/2/08 Assists...................4.....Mercer............................2/26/09 .....................................Lipscomb........................1/19/09 .....................................at Kennesaw State.........12/1/08 Steals.....................3.....at Notre Dame.............. 11/16/08 Blocks....................1.....Florida Gulf Coast............2/9/09 .....................................at ETSU..........................1/26/09 .....................................Belmont..........................1/17/09 .....................................Jacksonville......................1/5/09 .....................................at Kennesaw State.........12/1/08 FG Made................5.....Lipscomb........................1/19/09 .....................................at Kennesaw State.........12/1/08 .....................................vs. Gardner-Webb..........1/10/08 FG Attempted...... 11.....Lipscomb........................1/19/09 3FG Made..............3.....at Kennesaw State.........12/1/08 3FG Attempted......6.....Campbell........................1/24/09 FT Made................4.....at Florida Gulf Coast......1/10/09 .....................................vs. Southern.................12/22/08 .....................................at Mercer........................12/2/08 FT Attempted.........6.....at Florida Gulf Coast......1/10/09 Minutes................29.....at Mercer........................12/2/08

Year 2008 TOTAL

GP 30 30

GS 3 3

Min 465 465

Avg 15.5 15.5

FG FGA 49 142 49 142

nee in 2008... finished his two-year career at Calvary as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,710 points... holds the all-time school mark with 129 three-pointers and 609 rebounds... overall, he was a three-time all-conference and Forsyth County Dazzling Dozen selection... also a two-time pick as All-Northwest North Carolina... a standout in the classroom as a member of the A-B Honor Roll.

2008-09: Turned in a solid, yet up and down freshman season for the Spartans... proved he could be an effective outside threat... worked throughout the season on his fitness... played in 20 games... started two times... averaged 15.7 minutes of playing time... ranked seventh on the team in scoring with 5.2 points per game... grabbed 2.4 boards per outing... averaged 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game during A-Sun play... reached double figures five times on the year... began the season with 11 points at Georgia (Nov. 14)... added nine points at South Carolina (Nov. 22)... had a solid A-Sun debut with back-to-back double figure games... scored a career-high 13 points with four rebounds as Upstate lost a heartbreaker, 66-64, at Kennesaw State (Dec. 1)... tallied 12 points with six rebounds and two assists at Mercer (Dec. 2)... chipped in seven points with three rebounds in the 71-43 victory over Southern in the Las Vegas Classic (Dec. 22)... scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in the 57-56 win over Lipscomb (Jan. 19)... hit the game-winning shot with 11 seconds to play to secure the win over the Bisons... scored seven points in the 70-59 win at Jacksonville (Feb. 1)... scored 10 points and pulled down a career-high six rebounds at Belmont (Feb. 16)... had nine points and four assists in the 93-90 overtime win over Mercer (Feb. 26).

Spartan Specs

Personal: Born on Oct. 24, 1989 in Charlotte, N.C... son of Jeff and Ellen Cook... has two sisters, Christie and Tori, and a brother, JJ... dad, Jeff, played basketball and swam at West Virginia Wesleyan... his uncle played basketball at West Virginia... likes to listen to music, draw and watch movies... a Communications major... likes to eat chicken nuggets... favorite movie is “Anchorman”... favorite show is “Family Guy”... likes Will Ferrell movies... favorite singer is Lil’ Wayne... favorite season is summer... favorite sports figure is Carmelo Anthony... admires his mom the most... favorite quote is “I just wanna be successful”... dream job is to be a professional basketball player.

High School: Played at two different high schools during his prep career... played as a freshman and sophomore at West Forsyth High School... finished his last two years at Calvary Baptist Day School... started at guard as a sophomore at West Forsyth... named all-conference... led the team to an appearance in the 4A state tournament... transferred to Calvary Baptist prior to his junior year... a two-year starter for the Cougars... led Calvary Baptist to the championship game of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) state tournament before settling for a second-place finish in both 2007 and 2008... led the Cougars to a 31-5 overall record and a 12-0 mark in the league as a senior... averaged 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists per game... led the team to a 30-5 overall record and 10-0 mark in the conference as a junior... led Calvary Baptist to back-to-back Triad Athletic Conference championships... a two-time Triad Player of the Year and all-state selection as a junior and senior... a McDonald’s All-American nomi-

Pct .345 .345

3-Pt FG FG FGA Pct 17 65 .262 17 65 .262

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FTA Pct 35 .714 35 .714

Rebounds Off Def Tot Avg 28 38 66 2.2 28 38 66 2.2

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Returning Player Profile Game-By-Game Stats 2008-09 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Georgia 11/14/08 22 4 8 .500 1 3 .333 2 2 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 at Notre Dame 11/16/08 18 0 9 .000 0 4 .000 0 0 .000 4 1 5 2.5 at South Carolina 11/22/08 14 3 8 .375 1 3 .333 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 2.0 DUQUESNE 11/25/08 6 2 3 .667 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.5 at Kennesaw State 12/01/08 * 25 5 8 .625 3 4 .750 0 0 .000 1 3 4 2.0 at Mercer 12/02/08 * 29 3 10 .300 2 4 .500 4 4 1.000 4 2 6 2.7 at Boston College 12/14/08 * 23 1 6 .167 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 3 2.7 at Saint Louis 12/17/08 15 0 3 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 3 2.8 at Fresno State 12/20/08 12 0 3 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.7 vs Southern 12/22/08 15 1 2 .500 1 1 1.000 4 4 1.000 0 3 3 2.7 vs Liberty 12/23/08 9 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.5 NORTH FLORIDA 01/03/09 13 0 4 .000 0 3 .000 2 4 .500 0 0 0 2.3 JACKSONVILLE 01/05/09 18 1 5 .200 0 2 .000 0 3 .000 1 2 3 2.3 at Florida Gulf Coast 01/10/09 11 1 3 .333 0 2 .000 4 6 .667 2 1 3 2.4 at Stetson 01/12/09 2 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.2 BELMONT 01/17/09 20 2 5 .400 0 3 .000 2 2 1.000 0 3 3 2.3 LIPSCOMB 01/19/09 26 5 11 .455 2 5 .400 0 0 .000 1 4 5 2.4 CAMPBELL 01/24/09 22 2 9 .222 2 6 .333 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.4 at ETSU 01/26/09 11 2 5 .400 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.4 at North Florida 01/30/09 6 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 2.3 at Jacksonville 02/01/09 23 2 4 .500 0 2 .000 3 4 .750 0 2 2 2.3 STETSON 02/07/09 14 1 5 .200 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 2 2 4 2.4 FLORIDA GULF COAST 02/09/09 11 2 2 1.000 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 2 0 2 2.3 at Lipscomb 02/14/08 15 1 4 .250 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 1 0 1 2.3 at Belmont 02/16/09 20 4 6 .667 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 3 3 6 2.4 ETSU 02/19/09 3 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.3 at Campbell 02/21/09 11 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.3 MERCER 02/26/09 21 4 6 .667 1 2 .500 0 2 .000 1 0 1 2.3 KENNESAW STATE 02/28/09 12 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 2.2 at Gonzaga 03/03/09 18 1 4 .250 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 0 1 1 2.2 Totals 3 465 49 142 .345 17 65 .262 25 35 .714 28 38 66 2.2

PF 1 3 2 2 1 3 1 4 3 0 3 1 0 2 1 1 2 2 3 0 3 1 1 1 2 0 3 2 3 2 53

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 1 4 0 0 11 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 9 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 4 1 1 2 13 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 2 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 6 0 4 0 0 0 12 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 2 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 6 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 4 2 0 0 9 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 29 43 5 12 140

Avg 11.0 5.5 6.7 6.3 7.6 8.3 7.4 6.5 5.8 5.9 5.4 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.7 5.1 5.2 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.8 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7

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11 • De’Marion Gordon Postion............................................. Guard Class................................................ Sophomore Height.............................................. 6-1 Weight............................................. 170 Hometown....................................... Atlanta, Ga. High School..................................... Berkmar HS Major............................................... Physical Education

ton... likes listening to Lil’ Wayne... favorite season is summer... favorite book is “Rich Kid, Smart Kid”... his mom was his hero growing up... admires his mom the most... favorite quote is “The early bird catches the worm”... dream job is playing in the NBA.

2008-09: Showed signs he could be a special player during his freshman season... named to the A-Sun All-Freshman team... saw action in 20 games... started once... averaged 18.5 minutes of play as a back-up at the point and shooting guard spots... showed he could be an effective threat from behind the three-point arc... ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 6.9 points per game... ranked third with 24 steals... also dished out 53 assists on the year... was third on the team with 21 three-pointers... hit 32.4 percent of his three-point attempts... converted 80.4 percent of his free throw attempts... reached double figures nine times... had a solid collegiate debut with eight points, five rebounds and two assists at Georgia (Nov. 14)... had 10 points and two assists at South Carolina (Nov. 22)... added 11 points with three rebounds against Duquesne (Nov. 25)... finished with a spectacular career-high 22 points with four steals at Mercer (Dec. 2)... followed that performance with 10 points and three assists at Boston College (Dec. 14)... tallied 16 points with five assists, three rebounds and three steals against Jacksonville (Jan. 5)... had 13 points against Belmont (Jan. 17)... tallied 13 points and two assists in the 73-65 win over Campbell (Jan. 24)... finished with 11 points and five rebounds in the 71-62 victory over Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 9)... had 11 points and five boards at Belmont (Feb. 16).

Spartan Specs Career Highs

Opponent.......................... Date Points...................22.....at Mercer........................12/2/08 Rebounds..............5.....at Lipscomb....................2/16/09 .....................................Florida Gulf Coast............2/9/09 .....................................at ETSU..........................1/26/09 .....................................at Georgia.................... 11/14/08 Assists...................5.....Jacksonville......................1/5/09 Steals.....................4.....at Mercer........................12/2/08 Blocks....................1.....at ETSU..........................1/26/09 .....................................Lipscomb........................1/19/09 FG Made................8.....at Mercer........................12/2/08 FG Attempted......14.....at Mercer........................12/2/08 3FG Made..............6.....at Mercer........................12/2/08 3FG Attempted....10.....at Mercer........................12/2/08 FT Made................9.....Campbell........................1/24/09 FT Attempted.......10.....Campbell........................1/24/09 Minutes................31.....at Belmont......................2/16/09

High School: Played first two years of high school varsity ball at South Cobb High School before playing his senior season at Berkmar High School... averaged 15 points per game as a junior at South Cobb... helped lead the team to the 5A state tournament and a Sweet 16 appearance as a sophomore in 2006... averaged 18 points, four assists and two steals per game last year for Berkmar... led the squad to an appearance in the Elite 8 of the 5A state tournament... also a standout in AAU basketball... helped lead the Inner Strength and Smyrna Stars AAU teams to national tournament appearances. Personal: Born on April 2, 1990 in Tennessee... son of Michael and Camilla Terrell... has a brother, De’Marcus... De’Marcus played baseball at Andrew College... a Physical Education major... hobbies include eating and sleeping... likes to eat pizza... favorite movie is “Italian Job”... favorite TV show is “Family Guy”... favorite actor is Denzel Washing-

Year 2008 TOTAL

GP 27 27

GS 1 1

Min 482 482

Avg 17.9 17.9

FG FGA 60 149 60 149

Pct .403 .403

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Rebounds Off Def Tot Avg 15 36 51 1.9 15 36 51 1.9

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Returning Player Profile Game-By-Game Stats 2008-09 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Georgia 11/14/08 18 2 7 .286 1 4 .250 3 4 .750 0 5 5 5.0 at Notre Dame 11/16/08 12 2 3 .667 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 1 0 1 3.0 at South Carolina 11/22/08 18 4 9 .444 0 1 .000 2 4 .500 1 0 1 2.3 DUQUESNE 11/25/08 18 3 7 .429 0 2 .000 5 5 1.000 1 2 3 2.5 at Kennesaw State 12/01/08 18 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 2.0 at Mercer 12/02/08 20 8 14 .571 6 10 .600 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.8 at Boston College 12/14/08 21 3 11 .273 2 6 .333 2 2 1.000 1 1 2 1.9 at Saint Louis 12/17/08 22 3 6 .500 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 2 2 1.9 at Fresno State 12/20/08 3 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.8 NORTH FLORIDA 01/03/09 18 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 3 3 1.9 JACKSONVILLE 01/05/09 23 4 7 .571 3 4 .750 5 6 .833 1 2 3 2.0 at Florida Gulf Coast 01/10/09 14 0 3 .000 0 2 .000 4 4 1.000 0 0 0 1.8 at Stetson 01/12/09 21 2 5 .400 2 3 .667 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 1.8 BELMONT 01/17/09 19 6 9 .667 1 2 .500 0 1 .000 0 1 1 1.8 LIPSCOMB 01/19/09 19 3 5 .600 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 1 0 1 1.7 CAMPBELL 01/24/09 23 2 6 .333 0 2 .000 9 10 .900 0 1 1 1.7 at ETSU 01/26/09 26 1 7 .143 0 2 .000 2 2 1.000 1 4 5 1.9 at North Florida 01/30/09 24 2 5 .400 0 2 .000 2 2 1.000 2 1 3 1.9 at Jacksonville 02/01/09 8 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 1 0 1 1.9 STETSON 02/07/09 16 1 4 .250 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.8 FLORIDA GULF COAST 02/09/09 21 2 6 .333 0 3 .000 7 8 .875 1 4 5 2.0 at Lipscomb 02/14/08 14 1 4 .250 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.0 at Belmont 02/16/09 * 31 5 12 .417 0 3 .000 1 2 .500 2 3 5 2.1 ETSU 02/19/09 21 2 6 .333 1 5 .200 0 0 .000 1 0 1 2.0 at Campbell 02/21/09 20 2 7 .286 1 2 .500 0 1 .000 0 2 2 2.0 MERCER 02/26/09 8 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.0 KENNESAW STATE 02/28/09 6 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.9 Totals 1 482 60 149 .403 21 64 .328 45 56 .804 15 36 51 1.9

PF 3 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 39

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 2 3 0 1 8 0 2 3 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 2 7 0 2 11 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 22 0 3 0 0 1 10 0 2 4 0 1 6 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 3 16 0 3 2 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 0 8 0 2 6 0 1 13 0 1 0 1 0 8 0 2 3 0 1 13 0 4 2 1 0 4 0 3 1 0 0 6 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 2 6 0 3 11 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 11 0 4 3 0 1 5 0 3 0 0 1 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 53 61 2 24 186

Avg 8.0 6.5 7.7 8.5 7.2 9.7 9.7 9.3 8.4 7.6 8.4 8.0 8.0 8.4 8.3 8.6 8.4 8.2 7.8 7.6 7.7 7.5 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.2 6.9 6.9

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34 • Chalmers Rogers Postion............................................. Forward Class................................................ Sophomore Height.............................................. 6-7 Weight............................................. 215 Hometown....................................... Fort Mill, S.C. High School..................................... Fort Mill HS Major............................................... Business Administration

Port, played baseball and football at North Carolina before serving as the head baseball coach at The Citadel for 27 years... likes watching movies and playing sports... likes to eat chicken... favorite movie is “The Departed”... favorite TV show is “SportsCenter”... likes Mark Wahlberg movies... favorite season is summer... favorite book is “Of Mice and Men”... favorite sports figure is Chipper Jones... heroes growing up were his parents... admires his grandfather, Chal Port, the most... favorite quote is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

2008-09: Played key minutes as a reserve in the post for the Spartans... gained valuable experience while making the transition to the college game... played in all 30 games for the Spartans... started at Belmont (Feb. 16)... averaged 12.4 minutes per game... averaged 1.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per outing... finished with three points and three rebounds at nationally-ranked Notre Dame (Nov. 16)... had five points at Boston College (Dec. 14)... scored a career-high six points with four rebounds at Fresno State (Dec. 20)... turned in a career-high five rebounds against Liberty in the final game of the Las Vegas Classic (Dec. 23)... had four points and four boards in the 57-56 victory over Lipscomb (Jan. 19)... had a career-high six points with four boards at Lipscomb (Feb. 14)... had four points and a career-high three assists in the 80-51 win over Kennesaw State (Feb. 28).

Spartan Specs Career Highs

Opponent.......................... Date Points.....................6.....at Lipscomb....................2/14/09 .....................................at Fresno State.............12/20/08 Rebounds..............5.....vs. Liberty.....................12/23/08 Assists...................3.....Kennesaw State.............2/28/09 Steals.....................1.....Kennesaw State.............2/28/09 .....................................at Campbell....................2/21/09 .....................................Stetson.............................2/7/09 .....................................Campbell........................1/24/09 .....................................Lipscomb........................1/19/09 .....................................Belmont..........................1/17/09 .....................................at Stetson.......................1/12/09 .....................................at Florida Gulf Coast......1/10/09 .....................................North Florida....................1/3/09 .....................................at Georgia.................... 11/14/08 Blocks....................1.....at Lipscomb....................2/14/09 .....................................Stetson.............................2/7/09 .....................................Lipscomb........................1/19/09 .....................................at Florida Gulf Coast......1/10/09 .....................................at Boston College.........12/14/08 FG Made................3.....at Lipscomb....................2/14/09 .....................................at Fresno State.............12/20/08 FG Attempted........6.....vs. Southern.................12/22/08 3FG Made..............0 3FG Attempted......0 FT Made................3.....at Notre Dame.............. 11/16/08 FT Attempted.........4.....at Notre Dame.............. 11/16/08 Minutes................22.....at Boston College.........12/14/08

High School: A standout forward at Fort Mill High School and was a four-year letterman... also lettered twice in baseball... averaged 18.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game as a senior... led Fort Mill to its second straight appearance in the 4A State Tournament... finished the season with a 23-2 record and a No. 9 final ranking... led the Yellowjackets to the Region III championship with a 13-1 record... named the Region III-4A Player of the Year... earned all-state honors... named the Charlotte Observer Piedmont Player of the Year... named to the Rock Hill Herald All-Area team... earned All-State honors from the S.C. High School Sports Report... played in the Carolina Classic All-Star Game... averaged 10.8 ppg to help lead Fort Mill to a 25-4 overall record and the 4A State Championship as a junior... led the Yellowjackets to an 11-1 record in Region III, winning the region championship... led the team with 7.0 rebounds per game and 22 blocked shots... helped lead Fort Mill to a 17-9 overall record and a second-place finish in the region with an 8-2 record as a sophomore... finished his high school career with more than 1,000 points... also a standout in the classroom... a member of the Palmetto Boys State, Beta Club and the A-B Honor Roll. Personal: Born on May 19, 1990 in Charlotte, N.C... son of Bobby and Laurie Rogers... has a younger brother, Ben... a Business Administration major... his uncle, Billy Port, played football and baseball at N.C. State... his grandfather, Chal

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Min 372 372

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Returning Player Profile Game-By-Game Stats 2008-09 TOTAL 3/PTS REBOUNDS Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg at Georgia 11/14/08 18 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 3 3.0 at Notre Dame 11/16/08 19 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 1 2 3 3.0 at South Carolina 11/22/08 9 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2.0 DUQUESNE 11/25/08 11 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.5 at Kennesaw State 12/01/08 7 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.2 at Mercer 12/02/08 21 1 5 .200 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 1 3 1.5 at Boston College 12/14/08 22 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 0 1 1 1.4 at Saint Louis 12/17/08 9 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.4 at Fresno State 12/20/08 21 3 4 .750 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 3 1 4 1.7 vs Southern 12/22/08 21 2 6 .333 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 0 2 1.7 vs Liberty 12/23/08 19 1 5 .200 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 4 1 5 2.0 NORTH FLORIDA 01/03/09 8 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.8 JACKSONVILLE 01/05/09 7 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.7 at Florida Gulf Coast 01/10/09 15 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.6 at Stetson 01/12/09 14 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 1.6 BELMONT 01/17/09 2 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.5 LIPSCOMB 01/19/09 18 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 4 0 4 1.6 CAMPBELL 01/24/09 12 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 0 0 0 1.6 at ETSU 01/26/09 4 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.5 at North Florida 01/30/09 6 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 1.4 at Jacksonville 02/01/09 7 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.3 STETSON 02/07/09 12 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 2 2 1.4 FLORIDA GULF COAST 02/09/09 15 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.3 at Lipscomb 02/14/08 20 3 5 .600 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 2 4 1.4 at Belmont 02/16/09 * 11 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 1.4 ETSU 02/19/09 3 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.4 at Campbell 02/21/09 7 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1.3 MERCER 02/26/09 9 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1.3 KENNESAW STATE 02/28/09 11 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 1.3 at Gonzaga 03/03/09 14 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 3 3 1.4 Totals 1 372 17 60 .283 0 0 .000 13 16 .813 20 21 41 1.4

PF 4 1 1 0 4 3 2 0 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 38

FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 17 5 10 47

Avg 2.0 2.5 1.7 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.7 1.5 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6

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New Player Profile

5 • Ricardo Glenn Postion............................................. Forward Class................................................ Freshman Height.............................................. 6-7 Weight............................................. 254 Hometown....................................... Augusta, Ga. High School..................................... Richmond Academy Major............................................... Undecided

High School: A standout power forward for coach Steve Nobles at Richmond Academy... the Region III-4A Player of the Year as a senior... led the Musketeers into the semifinals of the 4A state tournament for the first time since 1957... Richmond finished a very successful season with a 31-4 record... earned team MVP honors... averaged 15.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals per game... named the Augusta Chronicle’s All-Area Player of the Year... a first team 4A All-State selection... a three-year member of the varsity squad at Richmond Academy... a key reserve as a sophomore... cracked the starting lineup as a junior... averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 blocked shots and a steal per game... helped lead Richmond to the Region III-4A championship and an appearance in the

final 16 of the state tournament as a sophomore... led the Musketeers to an appearance in the state quarterfinals as a junior... led the Musketeers to a 55-15 record and averaged a double-double the last two years... also played AAU ball for coach Greg Williams on Team Power out of Augusta.

anna Piper the most... favorite quote is, “Fall eight times, get up nine.”... dream job is to own his own business.

Personal: Born on May 1, 1990 in Detroit, Mich... son of Rocardo Glenn and Ch Barnes... has two younger brothers and a younger sister... hobbies include playing basketball, playing video games and chilling... has not decided on a major... likes eating ribs... likes watching the movie “Love and Basketball”... favorite TV show is “Cribs”... likes listening to Gucci Mane... favorite season is winter... likes Kevin Garnett... his dad was his hero growing up... admires Bri-

24 • Johnathan Gray Postion............................................. Guard/Forward Class................................................ Freshman Height.............................................. 6-4 Weight............................................. 190 Hometown....................................... Anderson, S.C. High School..................................... T.L. Hanna HS Major............................................... Business Administration

High School: A four-year letterman on the varsity basketball team for head coach Barney Brown at T.L. Hanna... avergaed 12.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game as a senior... also dished out 1.2 assists per outing... named the team’s best offensive player as a senior... an all-region selection in Region I-4A his senior year... led T.L. Hanna to back-to-back appearances in the 4A state tournament, advancing to the second round of the tournament last year.

ite TV show... likes watching Denzel Washington movies... likes listening to Lil’ Wayne and Drake... favorite season is summer... Kobe Bryant is his favorite sports figure... his mom was his hero growing up and the person he admires the most because she has been there for him his entire life... dream job is to own his own company.

Personal: Born on Oct. 11, 1990 in Anderson, S.C... son of John and Roberta Gray... has two younger sisters... a Business Administration major... hobbies include eating, hanging out and playing basketball... likes eating fried chicken... favorite movie is “Coach Carter”... “The Game” is his favor-

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New Player Profile

Kenny Joyner Postion............................................. Forward Class................................................ Sophomore (will not play in 2009-10) Height.............................................. 6-5 Weight............................................. 195 Hometown....................................... Columbia, S.C. Previous College............................. Southern Wesleyan High School..................................... Dreher HS Major............................................... English Education Southern Wesleyan: Had a solid freshman season for the Warriors at Southern Wesleyan... ranked second on the team in scoring with 11.1 points per game... led the team with 5.4 rebounds per outing... nearly half (74) of his 152 total rebounds came on the offensive glass... topped the Warriors with 18 blocked shots, while picking up 23 steals and dishing out 23 assists... led the team and the Southern States Athletic Conference with a 52.9 field goal percentage... named the league’s freshman of the year. High School: Was a four-year letterman at Dreher High School for head coach John Richards... a two-time all-state selection as a junior and senior... also a two-time all-region pick... earned all-area honors as a senior... averaged 17.7

points and 9.4 rebounds per game as a senior... averaged 16 points and nine boards as a junior... . Personal: Born on Jan. 28, 1990 in Columbia, S.C... son of Kenneth Joyner, Sr., and Lora Washington... has two younger brothers... likes to read, draw and play basketball... an English Education major... likes eating fried chicken... favorite movie is “Paid In Full”... likes watching “Family Guy” on TV... likes listening to Cam’ron... favorite season is summer... favorite book is “The Old Man and the Sea”... Tracy McGrady is his favorite sports figure... his mom was his hero growing up... admires his grandmother the most... favorite quote is, “Don’t cheat the game or it will cheat you.”... dream job is to be a college basketball coach.

23 • Ryan LeGates Postion............................................. Guard Class................................................ Freshman Height.............................................. 6-3 Weight............................................. 165 Hometown....................................... Marietta, Ga. High School..................................... Blessed Trinity HS Major............................................... Undecided

High School: A standout player for head coach Brian Marks at Blessed Trinity High School in Roswell, Ga... named one of the Top 6 Senior Surprises by Rivals.com at the 2008 Georgia Hoops Fall Showcase... helped lead the Titans to two-straight appearances in the state tournament... advanced to the Sweet 16 as a junior and the championship game as a senior... led Blessed Trinity to a 74-17 record in his three years playing on the varsity...finished his career as the third leading scorer in school history with 927 points... holds the school single-game records for points and free throws made... scored 31 points to lead Blessed Trinity to a 78-76 victory over Avondale on Feb. 6... sank 18 free throws on 19 attempts to go along with 28 points in the 61-59 win over Riverwood High School on Dec. 2... ranks second all-

time at Blessed Trinity with 62 career three-pointers... sank a career-high six three-pointers in the 71-65 victory over Pace Academy on Dec. 13... led Blessed Trinity to a 26-7 overall record and a 12-4 mark in Region 6-AA as a senior... averaged 16.6 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals while hitting 44 three-pointers on the year... finished the season with 548 points, more than doubling his previous season high in points... a first team all-region selection and earned honorable mention All-State accolades... a first team Roswell Beacon performer... a second team North Fulton Register selection... named to the all-tournament team at the Charter Hoopfest.

Jim and Susan LeGates... has an older sister, Lindsay... hobbies include playing basketball... has not decided on a major... likes to eat fried rice... favorite movie is “He Got Game”... likes watching Denzel Washington movies... likes listening to Gucci Mane... favorite season is summer... favorite sports figure is Jason Williams... admires his parents the most... favorite quote is “Seven days without basketball makes one weak”... dream job is to be a head coach at a major DI school.

Personal: Born on June 29, 1990 in Marietta, Ga... son of

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New Player Profile

3 • Sharod Minus Postion............................................. Guard Class................................................ Junior Height.............................................. 6-0 Weight............................................. 170 Hometown....................................... Douglasville, Ga. Previous College............................. Miami Dade High School..................................... Lithia Springs HS Major............................................... Biology Miami Dade: A key player on the Sharks’ squad for two seasons for head coach Matt Eisele... averaged 5.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.5 steals per game as a sophomore... led the Sharks to a 26-3 overall record and a No. 3 final national ranking after regular season play... helped Miami Dade to a 12-0 mark and the Southern Conference championship in the FCCAA... connected on 29 percent of his three-point attempts on the year... helped lead the Sharks to an 18-9 overall record and an 8-4 mark in the Southern Conference as a freshman in 2007-08... averaged 8.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game... ranked second on the team with 27 three-pointers... hit 38.0 percent of his attempts from behind the arc.

to the start of the second semester of his freshman year... played on the freshman team before moving up to the varsity squad by the end of the season.

High School: A standout player at Lithia Springs High School for head coach Jason Slate... named the Douglas County Player of the Year as a senior... an all-region selection his senior season... led Lithia Springs to a 27-3 record, an appearance in the second round of the AAAA state playoffs and a final No. 9 state ranking... led the Lions to a perfect 16-0 record and the region championship in Region 5-4A... averaged 19 points... led Lithia Springs to a 19-7 overall record in 2005-06... team finished second in Region 4-4A with an 8-2 record... averaged 12 points as a junior and 10 points as a sophomore... led the Lions to three appearances in the 4A state tournament in four years as a member of the varsity team... started his prep career at Douglas County High School, but transferred to Lithia Springs prior

Personal: Born on March 18, 1989 in Atlanta, Ga... son of Shanel Minus... has a younger sister... a Biology major... hobbies include playing video games... likes to eat hot wings... favorite movie is “He’s Got Game”... likes watching “SpongeBob” on TV... favorite actor is Will Smith... likes listening to Gucci Mane... favorite season is winter... LeBron James is his favorite sports figure... his mom was his hero growing up and the person he admires the most... favorite quote is, “If you go hard there is nothing to regret in the end.”... dream job is to be a professional scout.

40 • Caleb Palkert Postion............................................. Forward Class................................................ Freshman Height.............................................. 6-9 Weight............................................. 200 Hometown....................................... Excelsior, Minn. High School..................................... Southwest Christian HS Major............................................... Undecided

High School: A standout post player at Southwest Christian High School for head coach Austin Dyck... named one of the Top 40 Prospects in Minnesota by Rivals.com, coming in at No. 24... a three-year letterman and two-year starter after being moved to the Stars’ varsity squad as a sophomore... served as a reserve player as a sophomore... averaged 2.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game... had a breakout year as a junior with the Stars... the team leader... averaged a double-double with 15.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game... led Southwest Christian to a 17-11 record... led the Stars to a second-place finish in the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association with an 8-2 record... finished with 11 points, seven rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals to lead Southwest Christian to a 45-42 victory over Maranatha in the championship game of the conference tournament... the win marked the Stars’ first-ever conference tournament

championship in school history... prior to last season, Southwest Christian’s best finish in the conference tournament was third place... Maranatha entered the game undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A... helped the team advance to the sub-sectional finals before losing to Maranatha to end the season... led the Stars to a second-place finish in the conference as a senior... Southwest Christian finished the year with a 20-7 overall record and a 10-3 mark in the league... averaged 20.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game... led the Stars to their first ever appearance in the sectionals of the state tournament... averaged 19 points and 15 rebounds per game in the state tournament... earned first team all-conference honors... an honorable mention all-state pick... a member of the Minnesota All-Star team... the team MVP... helped lead the Starts to a 56-27 record in three years on the varsity squad... a first

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team all-conference selection after leading the league with 4.6 blocked shots per game as a junior, nearly a full three blocks better than his closest competitor... also ranked second in the league in rebounding... averaged 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game... owns the single-season school record for blocks in a season with 49 as a junior... played AAU ball for the Minnesota Magic. Personal: Born on Jan. 20, 1991 in Minneapolis, Minn... son of Thomas and Brenda Palkert... has three sisters, Emily, Lydia and Abby... has not decided on a major... hobbies include playing basketball, fishing and playing video games... likes eating everything... favorite season is summer... favorite sports figure is LeBron James... his dad was his hero growing up.

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2008-09 In Review...

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Year two of NCAA Division I membership saw USC Upstate take some big steps both in the conference and out. The Spartans won a Division I era school record nine games overall and eight contests in the A-Sun. Those numbers marked a two-game improvement overall from 2007-08 and a three-game improvement in the conference over the previous season. While Upstate turned in what was widely thought to be a solid season, especially in the A-Sun portion of the schedule, the season didn’t start out that way. The Spartans began the season 0-9 against a demanding schedule. Upstate lost games at Georgia, Notre Dame and South Carolina to open the season. A home loss to Duquesne in the fourth game showed the basketball world and the Spartanburg area fans that Upstate could compete against strong teams on the DI level. The Spartans took a tough 79-69 loss. Losses to A-Sun foes Kennesaw State and Mercer followed the Duquesne loss before the Spartans broke for final exams. Upstate began a two-week road trip prior to the Christmas Break. Losses at Boston College, Saint Louis and Fresno State dropped the Spartans to 0-9 on the season. While the losses mounted up, the Spartans did play well for large chunks of time in the games at Notre Dame, at home against Duquesne, at Kennesaw State and at Boston College where Upstate took a 12-point loss against the ACC’s Eagles. Upstate traveled from Fresno State to Las Vegas to play the final two games of the four-game Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic. A 71-43 thumping of Southern was just what Upstate needed. The Spartans also played well against Liberty, holding a 36-35 lead at halftime before taking a 13point loss. Upstate returned to conference play in early January and claimed a 69-64 victory over North Florida to give the Spartans their first conference win of the season. Four straight losses followed the win over the Ospreys before back-toback wins over Lipscomb and Campbell began a streak that

Highlights

would see Upstate win seven of the next 13 A-Sun games to finish the year 8-12 in the conference. Upstate won three games in a row for the first time as a Division I member when it defeated league-leader and eventual regular season champion Jacksonville, 70-59, in Jacksonville on Feb. 1. The Spartans returned home to pick up wins over Stetson (54-53) and Florida Gulf Coast (7162). After another four-game losing streak, Upstate closed out the season with a pair of wins at home over Mercer and Kennesaw State. The Spartans closed out the season at nationally-ranked Gonzaga. Bobby Davis, in his final season in a Spartan uniform, turned in one of the top individual seasons in school history. He was the only player in all of Division I basketball to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and field goal percentage. The power forward finished the season nearly averaging a double-double with 14.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. He ranked second in the A-Sun with 12 double-doubles on the year. He finished his career with a school record 8.4 rebounds per game average, topping a record that stood for 22 years. He earned second team allconference honors, becoming Upstate men’s basketball’s first all-conference selection in the A-Sun. While Davis certainly got his share of attention, Nick Schneiders also garnered a great deal of accolades for his play. He finished the season second on the Spartans in scoring and rebounding at 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. His 79 blocked shots not only topped the A-Sun, but established a new school record. De’Marion Gordon ended a promising freshman season by earning A-Sun All-Freshman honors after averaging 6.9 points per game. It was the first all-freshman honor for any Upstate men’s basketball player as a member of the ASun. Josh Chavis and Mezie Uzochukwu continued to be solid players in the starting lineup, while Gabor Boros and Zac Rich ended successful careers as Spartans.

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Payne Coaches 700th Career Game Upstate head coach Eddie Payne coached his 700th career game when the Spartans took to the floor of the McCarthey Athletic Center at Gonzaga on March 3. Davis Stands Alone In The Nation Bobby Davis finished the season as the only player in all of Division I men’s basketball to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and field goal percentage. Payne Reaches Rare Air When practice started in October, head coach Eddie Payne became the only active Division I coach to have served as a head coach on all levels of college basketball - NCAA Division I, II, and III, NAIA and JUCO. Davis Earns Upstate’s First All-Conference Honor Senior forward Bobby Davis became Upstate’s first all-conference selection in the A-Sun after being picked as a second team All-ASun member. Spartans’ Non-Conference Schedule 29th-Toughest With games against the likes of Gonzaga, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Boston College, Duquesne, Georgia, Saint Louis, Fresno State and Liberty, Upstate’s non-conference schedule was ranked the 29th-toughest in the country by renowned college basketball analyst Ken Pomeroy. Schneiders Throws A Block Party Junior center Nick Schneiders became a force on both ends of the court in 2008-09, but his play on the defensive end was simply game-changing. He broke the single-season school record with an A-Sun leading 79 blocked shots. His previous season high was 25 in 2007-08. Schneiders enters the 2009-10 season with 117 career blocks, just 19 blocks shy of the all-time record of 136 held by Kevin Harrington.

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review 2008-09 Game-By-Game Results Overall 9-21 • Conference 8-12 • Home 7-4 • Away 1-6 • Neutral 1-1 Date Time Opponent W/L Score OT Attendance High Scorer 11/14/08 7:30 p.m. at Georgia L 48-72 6179 11 Bobby Davis 11 Carter Cook 11/16/08 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame L 58-94 9282 14 Bobby Davis 11/22/08 1:00 p.m. at South Carolina L 53-75 5573 12 Bobby Davis 11/25/08 7:00 p.m. Duquesne L 69-79 1255 24 Bobby Davis 12/01/08 7:30 p.m. * at Kennesaw State L 64-66 698 16 Bobby Davis 16 Mezie Uzochukwu 12/02/08 7:00 p.m. * at Mercer L 64-74 1047 22 De’Marion Gordon 12/14/08 1:00 p.m. at Boston College L 55-67 3881 19 Bobby Davis 12/17/08 7:00 p.m. # at Saint Louis L 38-55 5172 12 Nick Schneiders 12/20/08 7:35 p.m. # at Fresno State L 47-72 8362 13 Bobby Davis 12/22/08 12:00 p.m. # vs Southern W 71-43 355 19 Bobby Davis 12/23/08 2:00 p.m. # vs Liberty L 64-77 324 14 Bobby Davis 01/03/09 1:00 p.m. * North Florida W 69-64 662 24 Bobby Davis 01/05/09 7:30 p.m. * Jacksonville L 69-79 544 22 Nick Schneiders 01/10/09 2:00 p.m. * at Florida Gulf Coast L 56-80 912 18 Josh Chavis 01/12/09 7:00 p.m. * at Stetson L 50-56 1260 19 Bobby Davis 01/17/09 1:00 p.m. * Belmont L 69-73 811 16 Nick Schneiders 01/19/09 2:00 p.m. * Lipscomb W 57-56 845 19 Bobby Davis 01/24/09 1:00 p.m. * Campbell W 73-65 888 17 Josh Chavis 01/26/09 7:00 p.m. * at ETSU L 72-82 3854 18 Bobby Davis 01/30/09 7:00 p.m. * at North Florida L 50-51 457 19 Bobby Davis 02/01/09 2:00 p.m. * at Jacksonville W 70-59 1083 16 Nick Schneiders 02/07/09 1:00 p.m. * Stetson W 54-53 1024 15 Bobby Davis 02/09/09 7:00 p.m. * Florida Gulf Coast W 71-62 899 22 Mezie Uzochukwu 02/14/08 2:00 p.m. * at Lipscomb L 44-77 1220 15 Bobby Davis 02/16/09 7:00 p.m. * at Belmont L 56-76 1040 11 De’Marion Gordon 02/19/09 7:00 p.m. * ETSU L 61-66 922 16 Bobby Davis 02/21/09 2:35 p.m. * at Campbell L 47-51 2127 14 Bobby Davis 02/26/09 7:30 p.m. * Mercer W 93-90 2OT 985 33 Bobby Davis 02/28/09 1:00 p.m. * Kennesaw State W 80-51 888 20 Nick Schneiders 03/03/09 6:00 p.m. at Gonzaga L 40-90 6000 20 Bobby Davis

High Rebounder 12 Bobby Davis 7 Nick Schneiders 11 Nick Schneiders 9 Nick Schneiders 8 Nick Schneiders 9 Bobby Davis 13 Bobby Davis 7 Nick Schneiders 11 Bobby Davis 15 Bobby Davis 11 Bobby Davis 16 Bobby Davis 11 Bobby Davis 10 Bobby Davis 5 Bobby Davis 5 Nick Schneiders 5 Pat Posey 7 Bobby Davis 7 Nick Schneiders 7 Bobby Davis 11 Nick Schneiders 8 Nick Schneiders 16 Bobby Davis 11 Bobby Davis 13 Bobby Davis 11 Bobby Davis 9 Bobby Davis 9 Nick Schneiders 8 Bobby Davis 6 Nick Schneiders 11 Bobby Davis 7 Pat Posey 7 Bobby Davis 10 Bobby Davis 10 Nick Schneiders

* Atlantic Sun Conference Game • # Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic Game • Home Games In Bold Attendance Summary GAMES HOME 11 AWAY 17 NEUTRAL 2 TOTAL 30 Score By Periods: 1st USC Upstate 852 Opponents 949 Deadball Rebounds: OFF USC Upstate 76 Opponents 75

TOTALS 9723 58147 679 68549 2nd 941 1090 DEF 6 10

AVG/GAME 884 3420 340 2285

OT 11 11

OT2 8 5

Total 1812 2055

TOTAL 82 85

Atlantic 10 Conference member Duquesne visited the Hodge Center on Nov. 25, 2008, the first marquee non-conference opponent to play on campus in the Division I era.

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2008-09 In Review 2008-09 Game-By-Game Statistics TOTAL FG-FGA Pct 19-51 .373 25-58 .431 23-63 .365 34-67 .507 22-55 .400 30-71 .423 25-58 .431 22-47 .468 25-54 .463 25-53 .472 24-77 .312 25-56 .446 22-63 .349 23-54 .426 16-47 .340 24-56 .429 19-65 .292 25-57 .439 26-52 .500 18-63 .286 23-52 .442 24-41 .585 18-52 .346 23-52 .442 23-56 .411 29-58 .500 18-50 .360 25-54 .463 17-47 .362 20-53 .377 26-47 .553 23-60 .383 21-59 .356 18-48 .375 22-49 .449 19-56 .339 28-61 .459 24-53 .453 16-43 .372 22-52 .423 24-45 .533 19-52 .365 22-49 .449 21-61 .344 18-39 .462 22-62 .355 15-50 .300 29-54 .537 23-59 .390 28-62 .452 23-57 .404 24-54 .444 18-49 .367 17-53 .321 36-66 .545 29-74 .392 24-44 .545 17-56 .304 14-47 .298 35-74 .473 650-1606 .405 719-1711 .420

Opponent Date Score W/L Upstate 11/14/08 48-72 L at Georgia Upstate 11/16/08 58-94 L at Notre Dame Upstate 11/22/08 53-75 L at South Carolina Upstate 11/25/08 69-79 L Duquesne Upstate 12/01/08 64-66 L at Kennesaw State Upstate 12/02/08 64-74 L at Mercer Upstate 12/14/08 55-67 L at Boston College Upstate 12/17/08 38-55 L at Saint Louis Upstate 12/20/08 47-72 L at Fresno State Upstate 12/22/08 71-43 W vs Southern Upstate 12/23/08 64-77 L vs Liberty Upstate 01/03/09 69-64 W North Florida Upstate 01/05/09 69-79 L Jacksonville Upstate 01/10/09 56-80 L at Florida Gulf Coast Upstate 01/12/09 50-56 L at Stetson Upstate 01/17/09 69-73 L Belmont Upstate 01/19/09 57-56 W Lipscomb Upstate 01/24/09 73-65 W Campbell Upstate 01/26/09 72-82 L at ETSU Upstate 01/30/09 50-51 L at North Florida Upstate 02/01/09 70-59 W at Jacksonville Upstate 02/07/09 54-53 W Stetson Upstate 02/09/09 71-62 W Florida Gulf Coast Upstate 02/14/08 44-77 L at Lipscomb at Belmont 02/16/09 56-76 L at Belmont Upstate 02/19/09 61-66 L ETSU Upstate 02/21/09 47-51 L at Campbell Upstate 02/26/09 93-90 W2ot Mercer Upstate 02/28/09 80-51 W Kennesaw State Upstate 03/03/09 40-90 L at Gonzaga Upstate 1812 Opponents 2055 Home Games In Bold

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3-PTRS 3FG-FGA Pct 3-17 .176 4-18 .222 7-21 .333 7-15 .467 3-11 .273 8-22 .364 5-18 .278 12-24 .500 5-10 .500 6-16 .375 10-23 .435 10-17 .588 4-14 .286 11-23 .478 1-7 .143 2-11 .182 6-24 .250 11-24 .458 8-18 .444 2-14 .143 7-23 .304 12-21 .571 4-19 .211 9-17 .529 5-14 .357 6-18 .333 4-22 .182 8-19 .421 5-16 .313 10-23 .435 6-19 .316 7-24 .292 6-20 .300 4-8 .500 7-20 .350 7-16 .438 7-20 .350 3-13 .231 4-14 .286 3-15 .200 512 .417 4-16 .250 5-15 .333 9-21 .429 6-17 .353 4-21 .190 3-17 .176 8-18 .444 6-18 .333 13-33 .394 5-23 .217 4-16 .250 5-19 .263 5-17 .294 9-20 .450 15-31 .484 8-12 .667 6-26 .231 4-13 .308 9-27 .333 163-516 .316 219-584 .375

FT-FTA 7-11 18-26 5-8 19-24 6-8 7-11 14-21 23-29 9-18 10-15 6-6 14-18 7-15 10-19 5-6 5-10 3-5 11-20 11-16 5-14 11-18 17-23 29-41 9-15 18-26 15-20 16-28 22-27 11-16 6-8 11-16 20-27 9-14 16-24 22-24 20-25 9-13 31-35 14-22 4-9 17-24 17-24 5-13 2-5 29-37 14-17 11-15 11-15 4-6 7-12 10-15 14-20 6-13 12-14 12-25 17-22 24-33 11-19 8-15 11-14 349-528 398-561

Pct .636 .692 .625 .792 .750 .636 .667 .793 .500 .667 1.000 .778 .467 .526 .833 .500 .600 .550 .688 .357 .611 .739 .707 .600 .692 .750 .571 .815 .688 .750 .688 .741 .643 .667 .917 .800 .692 .886 .636 .444 .708 .708 .385 .400 .784 .824 .733 .733 .667 .583 .667 .700 .462 .857 .480 .773 .727 .579 .533 .786 .661 .709

REBOUNDS Off-Def-Tot 12-28-40 9-22-31 12-19-31 16-29-45 9-25-34 18-24-42 8-26-34 3-30-33 11-19-30 11-24-35 17-23-40 10-35-45 15-19-34 13-26-39 8-21-29 14-23-37 17-23-40 15-31-46 16-26-42 29-13-42 14-14-28 5-19-24 15-19-34 13-24-37 15-18-33 15-23-38 12-21-33 11-29-40 8-21-29 12-22-34 4-26-30 16-22-38 14-18-32 16-27-43 10-26-36 14-18-32 10-23-33 7-25-32 6-24-30 10-26-36 8-25-33 9-16-25 11-28-39 12-21-33 8-30-38 12-18-30 11-18-29 9-25-34 14-23-37 14-23-37 13-18-31 15-23-38 11-24-35 12-23-35 11-27-38 22-26-48 10-31-41 11-15-26 7-28-35 11-30-41 337-691-1028 384-712-1096

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PF 21 17 21 10 12 11 22 19 14 14 14 9 7 15 14 11 18 9 13 15 18 17 15 28 16 23 18 19 16 13 19 20 19 14 19 22 23 15 11 15 18 18 7 15 16 25 17 17 17 10 19 14 14 15 20 25 19 20 14 12 501 487

A 8 10 15 25 10 15 14 19 14 14 9 16 10 18 7 11 8 15 10 6 15 17 15 12 15 20 14 21 10 10 20 15 13 12 16 14 14 15 9 9 11 7 14 9 13 12 8 21 7 15 14 11 16 10 24 14 18 8 6 19 377 420

TO 29 13 19 14 20 12 15 16 10 12 2 10 9 14 14 9 17 13 11 9 17 14 8 17 16 15 16 14 18 18 25 17 8 18 15 12 17 11 9 11 16 10 17 12 22 14 21 15 14 6 9 11 20 15 14 20 18 10 26 4 472 386

Blk Stl 4 6 3 20 3 5 3 10 6 5 3 14 4 7 1 10 4 7 5 7 5 7 8 1 5 9 6 8 3 5 1 7 2 10 6 10 1 1 1 3 2 3 0 6 2 7 1 3 3 9 2 13 2 8 1 10 3 6 1 7 9 11 1 12 7 8 1 3 6 5 1 8 4 5 5 10 0 7 1 2 2 3 3 8 8 6 2 12 5 8 1 10 3 5 2 12 5 3 1 6 2 5 3 5 4 4 5 10 9 9 1 7 7 7 5 8 6 2 3 18 126 183 77 260

Pts 48 72 58 94 53 75 69 79 64 66 64 74 55 67 38 55 47 72 71 43 64 77 69 64 69 79 56 80 50 56 69 73 57 56 73 65 72 82 50 51 70 59 54 53 71 62 44 77 56 76 61 66 47 51 93 90 80 51 40 90 1812 2055


2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Individual Statistics - All Games Record: All Games Conference Non-Conference ## 23 *14 *20 *24 *21 13 *33 *25 *34 4 22 30 11 TM

Overall 9-21 8-12 1-9

Home 7-4 7-3 0-1

Away 1-16 1-9 0-7

Neutral 1-1 0-0 1-1

TOTAL 3-PTS Player GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Bobby Davis 30 30 1013 33.8 167 316 .528 2 12 .167 107 162 .660 Nick Schneiders 30 29 821 27.4 108 242 .446 0 0 .000 68 128 .531 Josh Chavis 30 29 909 30.3 77 235 .328 59 177 .333 37 46 .804 De’Marion Gordon 27 1 482 17.9 60 149 .403 21 64 .328 45 56 .804 Mezie Uzochukwu 30 29 880 29.3 76 197 .386 13 43 .302 23 36 .639 Gabor Boros 28 26 589 21.0 51 130 .392 41 112 .366 3 3 1.000 Carter Cook 30 3 465 15.5 49 142 .345 17 65 .262 25 35 .714 Pat Posey 28 1 433 15.5 40 116 .345 7 29 .241 27 44 .614 Chalmers Rogers 30 1 372 12.4 17 60 .283 0 0 .000 13 16 .813 Zac Rich 9 1 34 3.8 2 8 .250 2 7 .286 1 2 .500 Lucas Reiff 8 0 31 3.9 2 5 .400 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 Matt Preston 7 0 19 2.7 1 3 .333 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 Cameron Rousey 2 0 2 1.0 0 3 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 TEAM Total 30 650 1606 .405 163 516 .316 349 528 .661 Opponents 30 719 1711 .420 219 584 .375 398 561 .709 Bobby Davis

Josh Chavis

Off 81 64 6 15 41 17 28 24 20 0 2 0 0 39 337 384

REBOUNDS Def Tot Avg PF FO A 194 275 9.2 101 5 76 119 183 6.1 97 2 28 61 67 2.2 39 0 69 36 51 1.9 39 0 53 68 109 3.6 52 0 40 39 56 2.0 35 0 47 38 66 2.2 53 0 29 52 76 2.7 44 1 20 21 41 1.4 38 0 13 1 1 0.1 2 0 0 2 4 0.5 0 0 2 3 3 0.4 0 0 0 1 1 0.5 0 0 0 56 95 3.2 1 691 1028 34.3 501 8 377 712 1096 36.5 487 - 420

TO Blk Stl 88 18 45 69 79 13 60 0 24 61 2 24 36 5 26 37 3 15 43 5 12 49 9 14 17 5 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 472 126 183 386 77 260

Pts 443 284 250 186 188 146 140 114 47 7 5 2 0 0 1812 2055

Avg 14.8 9.5 8.3 6.9 6.3 5.2 4.7 4.1 1.6 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.0 60.4 68.5

Pts 286 206 182 141 134 104 103 78 6 25 2 2 0 0 1269 1331

Avg 14.3 10.3 9.1 7.1 6.7 5.8 5.2 4.1 2.0 1.3 0.7 0.5 0.0 63.5 66.6

Gabor Boros

Nick Schneiders

De’marion Gordon

Individual Statistics - Atlantic Sun Conference Games Record: Conference ## 23 *14 *20 *21 *24 13 *33 *25 4 *34 30 22 11 TM

Player Bobby Davis Nick Schneiders Josh Chavis Mezie Uzochukwu De’Marion Gordon Gabor Boros Carter Cook Pat Posey Zac Rich Chalmers Rogers Matt Preston Lucas Reiff Cameron Rousey TEAM Total Opponents

Overall 8-12

Home 7-3

GP GS Min Avg 20 20 664 33.2 20 19 552 27.6 20 19 615 30.8 20 19 585 29.3 20 1 370 18.5 18 17 425 23.6 20 2 313 15.7 19 1 273 14.4 3 1 16 5.3 20 1 209 10.5 3 0 9 3.0 4 0 18 4.5 1 0 1 1.0 20 20

Away 1-9

Neutral 0-0

TOTAL 3-PTS FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct 100 189 .529 2 4 .500 84 127 .661 77 163 .472 0 0 .000 52 96 .542 54 159 .340 41 121 .339 33 42 .786 56 139 .403 8 29 .276 21 29 .724 42 105 .400 17 48 .354 33 41 .805 36 89 .404 29 78 .372 3 3 1.000 37 95 .389 12 45 .267 17 27 .630 27 70 .386 4 18 .222 20 30 .667 2 4 .500 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 8 33 .242 0 0 .000 9 10 .900 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 3 .333 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 3 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 441 1053 .419 115 350 .329 272 405 .672 459 1123 .409 141 385 .366 272 371 .733

Off 47 41 3 31 11 11 21 14 0 9 0 1 0 30 219 251

REBOUNDS Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl 131 178 8.9 70 4 50 59 15 31 71 112 5.6 67 1 24 47 54 7 45 48 2.4 27 0 46 36 0 20 48 79 4.0 33 0 33 24 1 17 25 36 1.8 27 0 40 41 2 19 23 34 1.9 23 0 34 22 2 11 27 48 2.4 32 0 22 24 5 8 38 52 2.7 28 0 15 25 7 8 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 19 1.0 23 0 9 11 4 9 2 2 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 71 3.6 0 5 462 681 34.0 331 5 274 295 90 130 465 716 35.8 351 - 265 268 50 154

* Indicates Returning Player 2009-10

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Top Spartan Performances

Season Highs/Lows

Points

Highs

Category

Upstate

Opponent

FG Made

Points

93 vs. Mercer (2/26)

94 at Notre Dame (11/16)

33............... Bobby Davis vs. Mercer (2/26)

FG Made

36 vs. Mercer (2/26)

35 at Gonzaga (3/3)

FG Attempts

FG Attempts

77 at Mercer (12/2)

74 vs. Mercer (2/26)

74 at Gonzaga (3/3)

FG Percentage

.553 vs. Belmont (1/17)

.585 at Lipscomb (2/14)

FG Percentage (Min. 5 made)

3FG Made

10 at Mercer (12/2)

15 vs. Mercer (2/26)

13............... Bobby Davis vs. Mercer (2/26) 18............... Bobby Davis vs. Mercer (2/26)

Bobby Davis at Gonzaga (3/3)

3FG Attempts

24 at Fresno State (12/20)

33 at Belmont (2/16)

3FG Made

3FG Percentage

.667 vs. Kennesaw State (2/28)

.588 at Mercer (12/2)

FT Made

29 vs. North Florida (1/3)

31 at ETSU (1/26)

3FG Attempts

29 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/9)

11............... Josh Chavis at Florida Gulf Coast (1/10)

FT Attempts

41 vs. North Florida (1/3)

11............... Josh Chavis at ETSU (1/26)

FT Percentage

1.000 at Mercer (12/2)

.886 at ETSU (1/26)

11............... Josh Cavis vs. Mercer (2/26)

Rebounds

42 vs. Southern (12/22)

48 vs. Mercer (2/26)

3FG Percentage (Min. 2 made)

Assists

24 vs. Mercer (2/26)

25 at Notre Dame (11/16)

Steals

11 vs. Belmont (1/17)

20 at Georgia (11/14)

FT Made

Blocked Shots

9 vs. Belmont (1/17)

8 at Mercer (12/2)

9 vs. Mercer (2/26)

.857............... Bobby Davis (6-for-7) vs. Lipscomb (1/19/09) 6............... De’Marion Gordon at Mercer (12/2)

1.000............... Gabor Boros (2-for-2) vs. Mercer (2/26) 14............... Bobby Davis vs. North Florida (1/3)

35 at ETSU (1/26)

FT Attempts

Turnovers

29 at Georgia (11/14)

20 vs. Mercer (2/26)

Fouls

23 at ETSU (1/26)

28 vs. North Florida (1/3)

Category

Upstate

Opponent

Points

38 at Saint Louis (12/17)

43 vs. Southern (12/22)

FG Made

14 at Gonzaga (3/3)

17 at Campbell (2/21)

17 vs. Kennesaw State (2/28)

FG Attempts

39 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/9)

41 vs. Liberty (12/23)

FG Percentage

.292 at Fresno State (12/20)

.286 vs. Southern (12/22)

3FG Made

1 at Saint Louis (12/17)

2 at Saint Louis (12/17)

2 vs. Southern (12/22)

3FG Attempts

7 at Saint Louis (12/17)

8 vs. Lipscomb (1/19)

3FG Percentage

.143 at Saint Louis (12/17)

.143 vs. Southern (12/22)

FT Made

3 at Fresno State (12/20)

2 vs. Stetson (2/7)

FT Attempts

5 at Fresno State (12/20)

5 vs. Stetson (2/7)

FT Percentage

.385 vs. Stetson (2/7)

.357 vs. Southern (12/22)

Rebounds

28 vs. Liberty (12/23)

24 vs. Liberty (12/23)

Assists

6 at Gonzaga (3/3)

6 vs. Southern (12/22)

Steals

1 vs. Southern (12/22)

1 at Mercer (12/2)

Blocked Shots

0 at North Florida (1/30)

0 vs. Liberty (12/23)

Turnovers

2 at Mercer (12/2)

4 at Gonzaga (3/3)

Fouls

7 vs. Stetson (2/7)

9 at Mercer (12/2)

9 at Fresno State (12/20)

16............... Bobby Davis vs. North Florida (1/3)

FT Percentage (Min. 6 made)

1.000............... Pat Posey (8-for-8) vs. Jacksonville (1/5)

1.000............... Josh Chavis (6-for-6) vs. Campbell (1/24)

1.000............... Josh Chavis (6-for-6) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (2/9)

Rebounds

16............... Bobby Davis vs. North Florida (1/3)

16............... Bobby Davis at North Florida (1/30)

Assists

7............... Bobby Davis vs. Liberty (12/23)

Blocks

7............... Nick Schneiders vs. Mercer (2/26)

7............... Nick Schneiders vs. Kennesaw State (2/28)

Lows

Steals

4............... De’Marion Gordon at Mercer (12/2)

Turnovers

8............... Bobby Davis vs. Belmont (1/17)

Bobby Davis scored 33 points to lead Upstate to a 93-90 win in double overtime on Feb. 26, 2009. It marked the highest single-game scoring total for a Spartan since Upstate moved to NCAA Division I in 2007.

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2008-09 In Review Miscellaneous Stats

Miscellaneous Stats

Double-Doubles

Specialty Stats

Player........................ Date.................Opponent................................... Pts.............Reb.

Opponent

Bobby Davis.............. 11/14/08...........at Georgia....................................... 11................12

Georgia

Bobby Davis.............. 12/14/08...........at Boston College...........................19................13

Notre Dame

Bobby Davis.............. 12/20/08...........at Fresno State...............................13................11

South Carolina

12

12

26

7

19

0

0

L 53-75

Bobby Davis.............. 12/22/08...........vs. Southern...................................19................15

Duquesne

14

12

24

2

20

0

0

L 69-79

T/O 2ndCh Paint FastB Bench Ties Leads W/L Score 9

12

20

2

21

1

3

L 48-72

11

7

16

0

12

2

2

L 58-94

Bobby Davis.............. 12/23/08...........vs. Liberty.......................................14................11

Kennesaw State

9

11

30

4

4

6

4

L 64-66

Bobby Davis.............. 1/3/09...............North Florida...................................24................16

Mercer

9

19

12

0

26

3

0

L 64-74

Bobby Davis.............. 1/10/09.............at Florida Gulf Coast......................10................10

Boston College

13

14

26

9

17

1

1

L 55-67

Nick Schneiders......... 1/24/09.............Campbell........................................10................11

Saint Louis

9

0

18

4

6

3

1

L 38-55

Bobby Davis.............. 1/30/09.............at North Florida...............................19................16

Fresno State

10

13

22

10

13

0

0

L 47-72

Bobby Davis.............. 2/7/09...............Stetson...........................................15................13

Southern

13

16

34

2

20

0

0

W 71-43

Bobby Davis.............. 2/9/09...............Florida Gulf Coast..........................10................11

Liberty

19

9

26

0

14

2

2

L 64-77

Bobby Davis.............. 2/26/09.............Mercer............................................33................11

North Florida

24

13

18

2

4

0

0

W 69-64

Bobby Davis.............. 3/3/09...............at Gonzaga.....................................20................10

Jacksonville

17

21

32

9

37

3

2

L 69-79

FGCU

13

13

16

4

18

0

0

L 56-80

Stetson

18

5

20

6

10

2

4

L 50-56

Belmont

13

6

28

8

19

0

1

L 69-73

Lipscomb

22

8

20

5

24

4

2

W 57-56

Campbell

9

13

20

4

21

0

0

W 73-65

ETSU

9

10

32

2

8

1

1

L 72-82

North Florida

11

7

18

2

7

0

2

L 50-51

Jacksonville

4

8

30

4

8

0

0

W 70-59

Stetson

9

14

20

4

4

2

5

W 54-53

FGCU

16

10

14

8

23

3

4

W 71-62

Lipscomb

10

5

12

2

20

0

0

L 44-77

Belmont

7

18

30

2

30

0

0

L 56-76

13

18

26

4

14

2

2

L 61-66

Team Stats

UPST.......................OPP

SCORING

1812...................... 2055

Points Per Game

60.4....................... 68.5

FIELD GOALS-ATT

650-1606............... 719-1711

Field Goal Percentage

.405....................... .420

3-POINT FG-ATT

163-516.................219-584

3-Pointers FG Percentage

.316....................... .375

3-Pointers FG Made Per Game FREE THROWS-ATT

5.4......................... 7.3 349-528.................398-561

Free Throw Percentage

.661....................... .709

F-Throws Made Per Game

11.6....................... 13.3

REBOUNDS

1028...................... 1096

Rebounds Per Game

34.3....................... 36.5

Rebounding Margin

-2.3.............................-

ASSISTS

377........................ 420

Assists Per Game

12.6....................... 14.0

TURNOVERS

472........................ 386

Turnovers Per Game

15.7....................... 12.9

Turnover Margin

-2.9.............................-

Assist/Turnover Ratio

0.8......................... 1.1

STEALS

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Steals Per Game

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ATTENDANCE

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Home Games-Avg/Game

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Neutral Site-Avg/Game

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Game 1 Georgia 72, Upstate 48

Game 2 #9 Notre Dame 94, Upstate 58

Game 3 South Carolina 75, Upstate 53

USC Upstate cut the Georgia lead to four points early in the second half, but the Bulldogs answered with a run that the Spartans could not answer as Georgia took a 72-48 win in the season opener for both teams in Stageman Coliseum. Bobby Davis finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Upstate cause. Nick Schneiders added 10 rebounds and three blocked shots to go along with five points. Carter Cook added 11 points for the Spartans. Georgia took a nine-point lead into halftime, but Upstate came out determined to cut into the lead in the second half. Trailing by 10 with 18:15 to play in the game, Cook was fouled while taking a three-pointer. He connected on the trifecta and converted the free throw to cut the Bulldog lead to six, 30-24, with 17:52 to play. After an offensive foul, Cook connected on a mid-range jumper to cut the Georgia lead to four, 30-26, with 17:03 to play. Georgia answered with nine straight points to increase the lead to 13 and the lead would not fall below 10 the rest of the way as the Bulldogs went on for the win. Mezie Uzochhukwu sank a jumper to cut the Georgia lead to 11 with 13:03 to play, but the Bulldogs pushed the lead to 20 points with 8:31 remaining. Upstate gave Georgia all it could handle in the first half. Georgia never held a lead of more than six points until late in the half. Coincidentally, it was when Upstate got within four, 16-12, with 6:08 to play in the half when the Bulldogs went on an 8-0 run open a 24-12 lead with 3:53 remaining before the intermission. Upstate battled back to cut the lead to nine at the half. Upstate out-rebounded Georgia 40-31 for the game. Georgia finished the game shooting 43.1 percent from the field. Upstate held the Bulldogs to 22.2 percent shooting from the three-point arc. The Spartans finished the game shooting 37.3 percent from the field, connecting on 19-of-51 shots from the field. One of the main differences in the game that allowed Georgia to make its runs was the fact that Upstate committed 29 turnovers. The Bulldogs scored 12 points off Spartan turnovers which obviously took scoring opportunities away from the Upstate offense. Upstate got solid contributions from its freshmen players. Cook led the newcomers with 11 points and an assist. De’Marion Gordon added eight points, five rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes. Chalmers Rogers gave the Spartans key minutes down low and finished with two points and three boards.

Playing its first game ever against a Top 25ranked opponent, USC Upstate showed in the first half that it was capable of hanging in with the nation’s top programs. In the end, Notre Dame used a late first half surge to create a cushion at halftime as the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish took a 94-58 victory over the Spartans in the Joyce Cente. Bobby Davis showed he could be a force in his senior year. He and 7-3 center Nick Schneiders scored Upstate’s first 14 points as the Spartans’ frontcourt gave Notre Dame all it could handle for the first 10 minutes of the game. When Davis converted on back-to-back buckets, the last with 12:43 to play in the half, Upstate trailed Notre Dame just 16-14. When a player other then Davis or Schneiders scored for Upstate it resulted in the Spartans’ first lead of the game. De’Marion Gordon sank a three-pointer from the top of the key to give Upstate its first lead, 17-16, with 12:17 to play. Notre Dame’s Tory Jackson sank a pair of free throws to give the Irish the lead back, but Davis’ jumper put Upstate back on top at the 11:05 mark. Kyle McAlarney’s three-pointer gave Notre Dame a 2621 lead with 8:22 to play, but Upstate continued to battle and hung tough with the Irish. Upstate cut the Notre Dame lead to one, 30-29, on Josh Chavis’ three-pointer with 5:48 to play and was within three, 34-31, at the 3:38 mark. That’s when Notre Dame’s Big East Player of the Year Luke Harangody took control. Harangody scored five points in the final four minutes, part of a personal 11-point spurt in the final 7:44, to spark Notre Dame. The Irish built an eight-point lead, 41-33, with 1:15 to play before a Spartan turnover led to Luke Zeller’s three-pointer at the buzzer as Notre Dame opened an 11-point, 44-33, lead at the half. Upstate was nearly even with Notre Dame in every statistical category in the first half, except from the free throw line. The Spartans and Irish each made 15 field goals, including three three-pointers each. Upstate trailed Notre Dame by one on the boards, pulling down 16 rebounds to the Irish’s 17. However, Notre Dame made 11of-13 free throws to account for the 11-point lead at halftime. Upstate did not attempt a free throw in the first half. Notre Dame made a strong push coming out in the second half to put the game away. Harangody converted one of two free throws, chased down the rebound on his miss, and converted a layup coming out of the half to establish the tone. He had 10 points in the first five minutes of the second half as the Irish opened a 59-35 lead with 17:05 to play. Davis led the way for Upstate. He finished with a team-high 14 points to go along with five rebounds.

Nick Schneiders finished with a career-high five blocked shots and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds, but the 7-3 center and his USC Upstate teammates were upended by South Carolina at the Colonial Center, 75-53. South Carolina’s first half spelled the difference in the game as the Gamecocks outscored Upstate 47-25 entering halftime. The Spartans and Gamecocks battled to a 28-28 draw in the second half. After Gabor Boros’ layup cut the South Carolina lead to 7-5 with 15:26 to play in the opening 20 minutes, South Carolina went on a 17-2 run over the next six minutes to open a 24-7 lead with 9:39 to play. Evaldas Baniulis scored seven points to spark the run for the Gamecocks. Carter Cook cut the South Carolina lead to 14 on a three-pointer, but the Gamecocks responded with a 9-0 run over the next two minutes to take a 35-12 lead with 6:50 to play in the half. The lead grew to 25 points, 42-17, with 3:16 to play before South Carolina settled for the 22-point lead at the half. While Upstate committed just seven turnovers in the second half, South Carolina turned the miscues into 14 points that helped the Gamecocks open a double-digit lead. Upstate turned things around in the second half. The Spartans out-rebounded South Carolina 22-20 and Schneiders collected all five of his blocked shots in the final 20 minutes as Upstate held South Carolina to 28 points. South Carolina increased the lead to 27 points, 56-29, with 16:14 to play before Upstate began to whittle away at the lead. De’Marion Gordon’s jumper with 8:06 to play in the game cut the Gamecock lead to 14 points, 64-50. The Spartans had an opportunity to cut further into the lead, but committed a turnover after a South Carolina offensive foul. Zam Fredrick sank a three-pointer to give South Carolina a 17point advantage with 7:37 to play and then both teams failed to score over the next four minutes as the Gamecocks went on for the win. South Carolina shot 42.3 percent from the floor for the game, but was held to 30.6 percent shooting in the second half. Upstate shot 40 percent from the floor. The Spartans were 3-for-11 from the three-point arc, while the Gamecocks were 8-of-11. South Carolina forced Upstate into 20 turnovers for the game and scored 25 points off turnovers. Bobby Davis led Upstate with 12 points and nine rebounds. Schneiders added eight points to his five blocks and 11 boards. His five blocks against the Gamecocks topped his four-block outing last January against A-Sun foe Mercer.

Upstate (0-1) FG 13 Boros 0-1 14 Schneiders 2-5 20 Chavis 2-9 21 Uzochukwu 3-8 23 Davis 5-9 4 Rich 0-2 24 Gordon 2-7 33 Cook 4-8 34 Rogers 1-2 Team Totals 19-51

Upstate (0-2) FG 23 Davis 7-15 14 Schneiders 5-9 13 Boros 2-3 20 Chavis 2-8 21 Uzochukwu 3-6 22 Reiff 0-1 24 Gordon 2-3 25 Posey 2-8 33 Cook 0-9 34 Rogers 0-1 Team Totals 23-63

Upstate (0-3) FG 23 Davis 5-10 14 Schneiders 4-8 13 Boros 3-5 20 Chavis 2-5 21 Uzochukwu 1-5 4 Rich 0-0 24 Gordon 4-9 25 Posey 0-4 30 Preston 0-0 33 Cook 3-8 34 Rogers 0-1 Team Totals 22-55

November 14, 2008 Athens, Georgia

3FG 0-1 0-0 0-5 1-1 0-1 0-2 1-4 1-3 0-0 3-17

FT 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 3-4 2-2 0-0 7-11

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Georgia (1-0) FG 3FG FT 5 Swansey 4-6 0-1 3-4 23 Butler 3-6 1-2 2-3 30 Woodbury 3-11 0-5 4-4 34 Jackson 0-3 0-0 0-0 50 Price 3-6 0-1 1-4 3 Ware 2-7 1-3 0-0 4 Barnes 2-5 0-0 0-1 10 McPhee 2-3 2-3 4-4 20 Brewer 1-2 0-1 0-0 22 Leslie 4-5 0-0 3-4 41 Zlovaric 1-4 0-2 1-2 Team Totals 25-58 4-18 18-26 Halftime: Georgia 27, Upstate 18

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November 16, 2008 South Bend, Indiana

S Min 0 12 1 30 1 23 1 37 1 34 0 6 1 18 0 22 1 18 6 200

B S Min 0 1 25 0 4 19 1 2 27 0 0 11 0 0 23 0 4 19 2 3 29 0 4 11 0 0 6 0 1 15 0 1 15 3 20 200

3FG 0-1 0-0 2-3 2-6 2-3 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-4 0-0 7-21

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Notre Dame (1-0) FG 3FG FT 33 Hillesland 4-6 0-0 5-7 44 Harangody 12-21 1-1 5-7 2 Jackson 2-5 0-0 2-2 23 McAlarney 2-6 2-4 4-4 42 Ayers 3-7 0-2 1-2 1 Nash 0-4 0-0 0-0 5 Kopko 0-1 0-1 0-0 20 Peoples 1-4 0-1 0-0 34 Scott 3-3 0-0 0-0 40 Zeller 6-9 4-6 2-2 41 Andree 1-1 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 34-67 7-15 19-24 Halftime: Notre Dame 44, Upstate 33

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So. Carolina (3-0) FG 3FG FT 21 Archie 2-9 0-2 0-1 24 Holmes 2-15 0-0 0-2 2 Downey 6-14 2-6 2-2 12 Conrad 1-3 0-2 2-2 20 Fredrick 9-15 3-6 2-2 14 Wilder 0-0 0-0 0-0 25 Steed 3-4 0-0 1-2 31 Baniulis 5-8 3-6 0-0 55 Carter 2-3 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 30-71 8-22 7-11 Halftime: South Carolina 47, Upstate 25

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Game 4 Duquesne 79, Upstate 69

Game 5 Kennesaw St. 66, Upstate 64

Game 6 Mercer 74, Upstate 64

USC Upstate gave Duquesne all it could handle in the Spartans’ home opener in the G.B. Hodge Center. However, missed opportunities in the second half and Duquesne’s ability to withstand Upstate’s run proved to be the difference as the Dukes gutted out a 79-69 victory over the Spartans. Duquesne shot 60 percent from the field in the first half, including 8-of-13 from the three-point arc. The Dukes’ hot shooting, especially from Jason Duty, allowed Duquesne to open a 14-point lead just 5:37 into the game. After Upstate cut the lead to five, Duty sank a pair of three-pointers as Duquesne pushed the lead to 15. Upstate, though, would not be deterred in its home opener and closed out the half by outscoring Duquesne 19-8 to cut the 15-point Dukes lead to four, 44-40. Duty finished the first half with 17 points, eclipsing his previous career-high of six. While Duty was the catalyst for Duquesne, De’Marion Gordon keyed Upstate’s late-half run and finished with 11 points in the first 20 minutes of play. Duquesne played solid defense coming out of the locker room to start the second half. The Dukes held Upstate scoreless for the first 2:52 and built a nine-point advantage. That’s when Bobby Davis and the Spartans made a push to get back in the game and gave themselves a chance to win. Upstate made the run with defense and turned a hot-shooting Duquesne team into a unit struggling from the field. The Spartans held the Dukes to 31.8 percent shooting from the floor in the second half. Upstate went on a 9-2 run over the next three minutes to cut the nine-point deficit to two with 14:33 to play. Davis had six of the nine points in the run, while Gabor Boros connected on a three-pointer as Upstate trailed, 51-49. Davis sank a layup and was fouled on the play to get the Spartans within two at 51-49, but missed the ensuing free throw. Mezie Uzochukwu came up with the offensive rebound and Josh Chavis’ three-pointer hit off the rim as Upstate tried for its first lead of the game. It would be one of five times Upstate had possession of the ball with the chance to tie or take the lead and could not pull through. Davis converted an old fashion three-point play with a layup and free throw to get the Spartans within two with 5:38 to play. Duquesne missed two shots and Upstate had two straight chances to tie the game or take the lead. However, the Spartans fell victim to a missed three-pointer and a turnover on the possessions. Duquesne pushed the lead to six points on Damian Saunders’ three-pointer with 3:20 to play and Upstate got no closer the rest of the way.

Jon-Michael Nickerson’s eight-foot jumper with less than a second to play lifted Kennesaw State to a 66-64 victory over USC Upstate in the A-Sun opener for both teams in the KSU Convocation Center. Nickerson’s shot capped a tremendously competitive second half of play as the teams traded shots without giving up momentum. In the end, Upstate did not score in the final three minutes despite getting two key defensive plays down the stretch and Kennesaw prevailed in a classic thriller between the two teams. In the 17 previous meetings, five games went into overtime and four others were decided by four points or less. Mezie Uzochukwu drew a charge and De’Marion Gordon caused a held ball that gave Upstate the possession with under three minutes to play, and Upstate converted two of four free throws on the next two possessions. After Gordon created a held ball and Upstate had possession, Davis converted one of two free throws after being fouled down low to give the Spartans a 64-62 lead. Dixon’s running jumper with 1:43 to play tied the game at 64-64. Kennesaw made a key defensive play when its trap caused a traveling call on Upstate’s next possession but could not convert as Dixon missed a three-pointer. After Upstate missed a jumper, Kennesaw held for the last shot. Nickerson took the ball 10 feet from the basket and drove to the baseline before hitting an eight-foot jumper with .07 seconds left to give Kennesaw the lead at 66-64 and, eventually, the win. Upstate had one last shot at the game and Davis’ heave to Schneiders was deflected by Whipple as the Owls held on for the win. Upstate controlled the game early on, holding a 16-8 advantage coming out of the second media timeout. Four different Spartans scored at least three points to give Upstate a 16-8 lead with 11:58 to play. The Spartans were aided in extending their lead after Kelvin McConnell picked up his second foul at the 13:07 mark and had to sit out the next seven minutes. Kennesaw got within three, 22-19, but Upstate again answered to push the lead eight, 27-19, on five straight points from Nick Schneiders. McConnell was inserted back into the Kennesaw lineup with just over six minutes to play and he quickly made a difference for the Owls. He scored eight points over the next three minutes to lift Kennesaw into a 30-30 tie with 3:09 to play. Spencer Dixon’s free throw with 1:03 to play gave Kennesaw its first lead and his second free throw gave the Owls a 34-32 edge. Zadrian Gibson’s bucket with 18 seconds left gave Kennesaw a 36-32 lead at the half.

Upstate freshman guard De’Marion Gordon finished with a career-high 22 points, sinking six three-pointers, but Mercer withstood the Spartan long range barrage to take a 74-64 victory in A-Sun men’s hoops action at the University Center. Gordon ignited Upstate’s three-point attack, and his help was much needed as the Spartans struggled to get production out of its normally strong frontcourt players. Bobby Davis and Nick Schneiders entered the game averaging 15 and eight points, respectively. However, the duo combined for eight points on the night. Upstate’s cold shooting from the field made the difference in the game. The Spartans took 21 more shots than Mercer, but connected on just 31 percent from the floor. Mercer finished 44.6 percent from the floor. Upstate also turned the ball over just two times in the game. Playing its second game in as many days may have had an effect on the team’s shooting performance for the game. Mercer began to heat up midway through the half and Calvin Henry was the catalyst. He sank two three-pointers and had eight points in the first 15 minutes as the Bears extended the lead to eight points, 16-8, with 9:50 to play. Upstate’s shooting woes contributed to the deficit as the Spartans shot just 17 percent from the field in the first 10 minutes, connecting on just 4-of-23 from the field. Upstate used the long range shot to get back in the game, sinking three straight to get within one, 18-17, at the 4:01 mark. However, Mercer answered when E.J. Kusnyer sank two-straight trifectas to give Mercer a 26-19 lead at the 3:53 mark. With Upstate trailing, 26-21, with 3:10 to go in the half, De’Marion Gordon scored the Spartans’ final 10 points of the half. However, Mercer answered 13 points to counter the Gordon attack and took a 39-31 lead into the intermission. Mercer came out hot from outside in the second half, sinking three three-pointers in the first four minutes to extend its lead to 13 points, 50-37, with 16:29 to play. Mercer seemed in control of the game until Gordon sparked Upstate with three-straight three-pointers, and Carter Cook’s two free throws with 11:29 to play in the game got the Spartans within six, 57-51. The Mercer defense held Upstate scoreless for three minutes, enabling the Bears to increase its lead to 11, 64-53, with 6:53 to play. The lead hovered around 10 points the rest of the game as the Spartans took the 10-point loss. Gordon’s 22 points led Upstate. Cook added 12 points and six rebounds.

Duquesne (4-0) FG 3FG FT 26 Saunders 7-12 3-7 3-4 32 Monteiro 1-6 0-1 0-0 1 Jackson 3-6 1-2 8-10 13 Duty 5-7 4-6 3-3 30 Clark 1-1 1-1 5-6 3 Evans 2-8 1-4 1-2 22 Theis 1-3 1-2 0-0 23 Bolding 1-2 0-0 1-2 33 Peggau 1-2 1-1 2-2 Team Totals 22-47 12-24 23-29

R F 12 4 0 1 8 1 0 0 3 5 3 1 0 3 1 0 3 4 3 33 19

Pts A T 20 1 1 2 2 0 15 10 6 17 3 1 8 3 1 6 0 3 3 0 1 3 0 0 5 0 2 1 79 19 16

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Upstate (0-5) FG 21 Uzochukwu 6-10 23 Davis 6-13 14 Schneiders 5-12 20 Chavis 1-5 33 Cook 5-8 24 Gordon 1-3 25 Posey 1-2 34 Rogers 0-1 Team Totals 25-54

Upstate (0-6) FG 3FG 14 Schneiders 1-7 0-0 20 Chavis 2-7 2-6 21 Uzochuwku 5-13 0-1 23 Davis 3-16 0-0 33 Cook 3-10 2-4 22 Reiff 1-2 0-1 24 Gordon 8-14 6-10 25 Posey 0-3 0-1 34 Rogers 1-5 0-0 Team Totals 24-77 10-23

Upstate (0-4) FG 3FG FT 21 Uzochukwu 3-5 1-2 1-2 23 Davis 10-14 0-0 4-7 14 Schneiders 2-7 0-0 2-4 13 Boros 2-8 2-7 0-0 20 Chavis 2-5 1-4 0-0 24 Gordon 3-7 0-2 5-5 25 Posey 1-7 0-2 2-3 33 Cook 2-3 1-1 0-0 34 Rogers 0-2 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 25-58 5-18 14-21 Halftime: Duquesne 44, Upstate 40

R F 6 1 6 4 9 4 2 4 2 3 3 1 5 3 0 2 0 0 1 34 22

Pts A T 8 0 1 24 4 0 6 0 2 6 2 0 5 5 2 11 2 7 4 0 0 5 0 2 0 1 1 69 14 15

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November 25, 2008 Hodge Center

December 1, 2008 Kennesaw, Ga.

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December 2, 2008 Macon, Ga.

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Kennesaw (5-2) FG 3FG FT R F 30 Nickerson 3-6 0-2 5-6 10 1 41 Whipple 3-7 0-1 0-0 3 3 40 Allison 3-4 1-1 0-0 2 1 1 Woods 4-12 1-5 0-2 3 3 3 McConnell 4-7 2-2 0-0 1 3 5 Dixon 3-9 1-4 5-6 2 2 22 Chambers 1-3 0-0 0-1 2 0 24 Marine 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 33 Gibson 4-5 1-1 0-0 9 1 50 Medinic 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 Team 2 Totals 25-53 6-16 10-15 35 14 Halftime: Kennesaw State 36, Upstate 32

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2008-09 In Review Game 7 Boston College 67, Upstate 55

Game 8 Saint Louis 55, Upstate 38

Game 9 Fresno State 72, Upstate 47

USC Upstate held Boston College’s standout guard Tyrese Rice scoreless for just the second time in his career, held a lead for much of the first half and got a strong performance out of Bobby Davis before falling by 12 to the Eagles in the Conte Forum. Upstate joined Duke as the only other team to hold Rice scoreless in his career at BC, and that game was during the senior’s freshman season in 2005-06. However, Tyler Roche and Joe Trapani stepped up to be keys for BC, and the Eagles needed every bit they could give to down Upstate. Trapani supplied the early offense for Boston College. He scored the Eagles’ first eight points, including two three-pointers. However, Upstate used a balanced scoring attack to match BC early on. De’Marion Gordon’s three with 13:58 to play tied the game at 12-12 and Davis’ jumper just inside the arc gave the Spartans a 14-12 lead at the 13:27 mark. After Boston College tied the game at 14-14, Upstate went on a 7-1 run to extend its lead to 21-15 at the 11:34 mark. Gordon had five straight points in the spurt, nailing a three-pointer and coming up with a steal and layup to open the six-point advantage. BC came out of the under eight media timeout with more energy than it had shown in the first 12 minutes of the game. Roche nailed a three-pointer and Cori Raji converted off of an offensive rebound to get the Eagles within one, 24-23. However, Josh Chavis nailed a three-pointer to give the Spartans a four-point advantage. Upstate grabbed the lead at the 13:21 mark and kept it for most of the rest of the first half. That was until Roche caught fire. He nailed back-to-back three-pointers that turned a 27-26 deficit into a 32-27 lead with 3:32 to play. The spurt coincided with Upstate’s inability to score as the Spartans went without a bucket or point from the 6:50 mark until Davis’ layup with 2:32 to play. BC took a 34-29 lead at the half. BC’s sense of urgency was noticeable as the teams started the second half. The Eagles picked up its intensity on the defensive end of the court, holding Upstate to just one field goal in the first three minutes of play to open a 39-31 lead. Upstate, though, cut the lead to three, 40-37, on a steal and dunk by Davis with 16:18 to play in the game. However, the Spartans could not get any closer and BC increased its advantage to 11 points by outscoring Upstate 10-2 over the next six minutes. The Eagles took their biggest lead at 12 points after a Biko Paris three-pointer with 8:41 to play and matched it two more times the rest of the way. Davis had a tremendous game for Upstate, tallying a doubledouble with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Saint Louis basketball games are typically low-scoring affairs and Wednesday night was no difference as the Billikens used solid defense and offensive rebounding to take a 55-38 victory over USC Upstate in the Chaifetz Arena in the first game of the four-game Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic. The 38 points scored by Upstate tied the second-lowest scoring output in school history and was the lowest since the Spartans fell, 41-40, to Tusculum on Dec. 10, 2001. Saint Louis took a 21-17 lead into halftime. When the Billikens came out of the break, they used two key offensive rebounds to score its first five points of the second half on second-chance opportunities. The offensive glass allowed Saint Louis to open a 26-19 lead. The Billikens went on to build a 13-point lead early in the second half. Upstate was able to cut the lead to 10 points, but could get no closer as Saint Louis went on for the 17-point win. Saint Louis outscored Upstate 14-0 in second-chance points for the game, coming away with 14 offensive rebounds. The Billikens also forced Upstate into 13 turnovers and scored 16 points off Spartan miscues. With Davis on the bench for nine minutes of the first half after picking up his second foul at with 16:32 to play before halftime, Upstate was in for a battle to find offensive production. However, the Spartans were able to weather the storm and when the senior forward was inserted back into the lineup with 7:51 to play, the Spartans seemed to get a bounce in their step. Nick Schneiders took over the offensive load midway through the first half. After Saint Louis used Upstate’s poor shooting to build a 199 lead, Schneiders’ gritty play down low helped bring the Spartans back into the game. He converted two free throws with 5:47 to play to break a more than five-minute scoring drought and end the Billikens’ 15-2 run. Schneiders went on to score six of Upstate’s final eight points of the half to get within four, 21-17, at the break. Upstate also picked up its defensive intensity, limiting Saint Louis to just one basket in the final 6:30. In one stretch, Upstate forced two missed shots and two turnovers as it rallied to cut the lead to 19-17 with 3:31 to play. Josh Chavis came up with a steal and fed De’Marion Gordon for a breakaway layup during the run 8-0 run. Schneiders had a solid night for the Spartans, finishing with 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Despite finishing 4-of-14 from the floor, he had several strong moves to the basket to create scoring opportunities. Davis finished with 11 points and five rebounds.

Bobby Davis finished with his third double-double of the season, but Fresno State made a decisive run coming out of halftime and used its three-point shooting to distance itself from USC Upstate as the Bulldogs took a 72-47 victory over the Spartans in the Save Mart Center in both team’s second game of the Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic. The adversity the team has faced since leaving St. Louis included having a flight cancelled in Seattle on the way to Oakland. The cancellation caused the team’s bags to be delayed getting to the travelling party with some of the players not getting their bags until earlier Saturday and some of the coaches and staff still missing bags. Upstate dug itself a hole early by connecting on just three of its first 18 shots in the game and committing six turnovers in the first 12 minutes of play as Fresno State opened a 22-8 lead. Early on, Upstate was able to withstand its cold shooting from the floor as Fresno missed shots, often from right at the rim. However, the Bulldogs hit their stride midway through the half and built the 14-point advantage. After the under-eight media timeout and with Fresno State leading by 14, Upstate rattled off seven straight points to get within seven, 22-15, with 5:45 to play before halftime. The spurt energized the Spartans and set the tone for the rest of the half. After missing 15 of its first 18 shots in the game, Upstate closed out the half 8-of-14 to spark the comeback. Bobby Davis’ fastbreak layup at the 2:22 mark brought Upstate within one, 26-25. Despite making just one basket the rest of the half, the Spartans went into the intermission down just four, 31-27. Davis was solid in the half to lead Upstate even after picking up two fouls in the first five minutes of the game. He finished the half with eight points and five rebounds to lead the way for the Spartans. Josh Chavis hit a pair of three-pointers to help the Upstate cause as well. Just as in the first half, Upstate did not shoot the ball consistently enough to open the half and Fresno State capitalized. Unlike the first half, though, Upstate was unable to make a run and Fresno State maintained its consistency from the floor, hitting over 50 percent from the field for most of the half to spell the difference in the game. Fresno State opened the second half by outscoring Upstate 10-1 to open a 41-28 lead. The Bulldogs connected on three three-pointers in the opening four minutes and after Brian Seals tipped in his own miss, Fresno State held a 46-30 lead. Upstate could not counter Fresno State’s tempo early in the second half.

Upstate (0-7) FG 21 Uzochukwu 2-7 23 Davis 9-16 14 Schneiders 2-9 20 Chavis 2-8 33 Cook 1-6 13 Boros 0-0 24 Gordon 3-11 25 Posey 1-2 34 Rogers 2-4 Team Totals 22-63

Upstate (0-8) FG 21 Uzochukwu 2-4 23 Davis 5-9 14 Schneiders 4-14 20 Chavis 2-6 13 Boros 0-1 22 Reiff 0-0 24 Gordon 3-6 25 Posey 0-3 30 Preston 0-0 33 Cook 0-3 34 Rogers 0-1 Team Totals 16-47

Upstate (0-9) FG 21 Uzochukwu 1-7 23 Davis 5-15 14 Schneiders 2-7 13 Boros 3-8 20 Chavis 2-11 4 Rich 0-0 24 Gordon 1-1 25 Posey 2-9 33 Cook 0-3 34 Rogers 3-4 Team Totals 19-65

December 14, 2008 Boston, Massachusetts

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December 17, 2008 St. Louis, Missouri

FT R F Pts A T B S Min 0-3 5 2 4 1 0 2 1 27 1-4 13 5 19 1 1 0 3 35 1-2 5 4 5 0 1 2 2 30 2-2 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 23 0-0 3 1 2 2 4 0 1 23 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2-2 2 1 10 3 0 0 1 21 0-0 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 17 1-2 1 2 5 0 1 1 0 22 2 7-15 34 17 55 10 9 5 9 200

Boston Col. (8-2) FG 3FG FT 11 Raji 6-10 0-1 1-3 12 Trapani 6-9 3-4 1-1 52 Souhern 2-7 0-0 6-13 4 Rice 0-4 0-2 0-0 15 Sanders 2-8 1-4 0-0 00 Jackson 1-5 1-4 0-0 5 Paris 1-3 1-1 0-0 21 Roche 5-7 5-7 2-2 30 Elmore 0-1 0-0 0-0 55 Dunn 0-0 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 23-54 11-23 10-19 Halftime: Boston College 34, Upstate 29

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Fresno State (6-5) FG 3FG FT 15 Golubovic 5-10 3-4 0-0 24 George 6-9 3-5 3-4 30 Seay 4-9 3-3 2-4 2 Cartwright 3-4 1-2 0-0 5 O’Neil 4-8 1-5 4-6 1 Ladd 0-1 0-0 1-2 3 Ambers 0-1 0-1 0-0 11 Green 0-4 0-3 0-0 21 Seals 3-7 0-0 1-2 32 Sperling 0-3 0-1 0-0 42 Webster 0-1 0-0 0-2 Team Totals 25-57 11-24 11-20 Halftime: Fresno State 31, Upstate 27

Saint Louis (5-4) FG 3FG FT R F Pts A T B S Min 14 Conklin 2-7 0-0 1-1 5 1 5 2 2 0 1 27 33 Reed 5-9 0-0 0-2 2 3 10 0 1 0 1 25 3 Micthell 3-5 1-2 0-0 4 0 7 3 0 0 2 35 21 Lisch 4-12 1-5 1-2 3 1 10 0 2 0 0 37 25 Liddell 5-13 0-3 2-4 11 0 12 5 2 0 3 34 15 Eberhardt 4-6 0-1 1-1 2 2 9 1 0 1 0 24 41 Thompson 1-3 0-0 0-0 4 4 2 0 2 0 0 15 44 Craig 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Team 4 Totals 24-56 2-11 5-10 37 11 55 11 9 1 7 200 Halftime: Saint Louis 21, Upstate 17

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Game 10 Upstate 71, Southern 43

Game 11 Liberty 77, Upstate 64

Game 12 Upstate 69, North Florida 64

USC Upstate needed a win. Behind a potent offensive attack including a standout performance from Bobby Davis and a three-point barrage from Josh Chavis in the first half, the Spartans got a win. Upstate gained control of the game early and cruised to a 71-43 victory over Southern at the Orleans Arena in the third game of the Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic. Davis recorded his fourth double-double of the season and his second of the Las Vegas Classic with 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. He also dished out a team-high three assists. His play throughout was a catalyst for the Spartans, despite playing with a bandaged ring finger after partially tearing his nail off Sunday night. Upstate came out with an intensity unmatched this season and it showed as the Spartans outscored Southern 11-2 to open the game. The frontcourt tandem of Davis and Nick Schneiders was key with Davis scoring six and Schneiders five in the game-opening run. After Gabor Boros nailed a three-pointer to give Upstate a 24-8 lead with 7:41 to play in the half, Southern scored five straight to cut the lead to 24-13. That’s when Chavis took over, hitting three of his four first-half three-pointers after the 5-0 run to lead Upstate to a 36-21 lead at halftime. Holding a 15-point lead at the half didn’t slow down the Spartans in the second half. Upstate increased the lead to 18 points on a three-pointer by Boros with 17:43 to play in the game. After Southern cut the lead to 14, the Spartans outscored the Jaguars 11-1 over the next four minutes to open a 24-point, 52-28, lead. The led grew to as many as 30 before Upstate settled for the 28-point victory. Upstate finished the game strong from the floor, hitting 50 percent of its shots on 26-of-52 shooting. The Spartans were strong from the arc as well, connecting on 8-of-18 from downtown. Upstate also committed just 11 turnovers for the game. Upstate’s defense was also a bright spot on the day. The Spartans held Southern to 28.6 percent shooting from the field and the Jaguars made just 2-of-14 for the game from behind the arc. The only area Upstate was less than stellar was in giving up 29 offensive rebounds. However, the Spartans’ defensive effort in recovering after giving up the offensive boards allowed the Jaguars to score just nine second-chance points. Upstate used a balanced offensive attack with nine different players scoring in the game. Chavis finished with 12 points as the only other Spartan in double figures. Schneiders finished with nine points and seven rebounds.

Anthony Smith came out hot in the second half, scoring 13 of Liberty’s first 16 points as the Flames pulled away in the second half for a 77-64 victory over USC Upstate in both teams’ final game of the Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic at the Orleans Arena Tuesday afternoon. Bobby Davis finished the game with 14 points and 11 rebounds for his third straight double-double of the tournament and his fifth of the season. He also added a career-high seven assists. He was named to the Las Vegas Classic All-Tournament team for his efforts. While Liberty was able to pull away in the second half, it certainly was not the case in the first half as Upstate battled its way to a 36-35 lead at halftime. Liberty could not figure out a way to stop Nick Schneiders early in the game. With none of the Liberty starters standing taller than 6-6, the 7-3 junior center dominated early on. Schneiders scored eight of Upstate’s first 13 points to push the Spartans to a 13-11 lead. While Liberty could not stop Schneiders in the first half, Upstate had a hard time figuring out how to stop the Liberty three-point attack. Five of the Flames first seven baskets were three-pointers as Liberty regained the lead and opened a 19-15 advantage. Liberty finally found a way to slowdown Schneiders by forcing the Spartan into two fouls in the first 10 minutes. He had to sit for most of the rest of the half. With Schneiders on the bench, Liberty took advantage, scoring eight unanswered points to open a 27-18 lead at the third media timeout. After Liberty had extended its lead to six points, 35-29, Upstate stormed back to take the lead at halftime. After Johnny Stephene converted a layup to give the Flames the 35-29 lead with 1:30 to play before the half, Upstate began its march back to the lead. Pat Posey started things off with a layup and Gabor Boros sank a three-pointer to get the Spartans within one, 35-34, with 29 seconds to play. The Boros three-pointer came after an offensive rebound. Liberty head coach Ritchie McKay was upset that no call was made against the Spartans on the play and received a technical. Josh Chavis sank both technical free throws to give Upstate the 36-35 lead at the half. Smith took over for Liberty to start the second half. He scored 13 of Liberty’s first 16 points of the half to push the Flames to a 51-40 lead with 13:30 to play in the game. Upstate struggled to make baskets in the second half, making just two baskets in the first eight minutes of the half. Upstate scored its first basket of the half at the 17:03 mark and the second with 15:37 to play in the game.

Bobby Davis made a play with eight minutes to play in the game that epitomized his season and very well could have spurred the Spartans on to victory as Upstate jumped out to a large lead and held on down the stretch for a 69-64 victory over North Florida in A-Sun men’s basketball action in the Hodge Center. With Upstate leading by 11 points, Davis ran 15 feet to chase down an offensive rebound, jumping up and throwing the ball back into the paint before crashing to the floor. After Mezie Uzochukwu missed his short jumper, Davis had jumped to his feet, grabbed the rebound and was fouled while attempting a layup. He converted one of two free throws, but the hustle play that took about five seconds to complete gave Upstate the spark it needed to finish the game and earn its first A-Sun victory of the season. Davis was simply dominant on the court, something that has been typical of the senior forward this season. He finished with his fourth-straight and sixth double-double overall on the season with a career-high tying 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. He was strong at the free throw line, hitting 14-of-16 from the charity stripe. It looked for much of the game that Upstate would have a fairly easy way to its first conference victory. However, each time the Spartans jumped out to a large lead in both halves, North Florida scrapped its way back into the game. Upstate outscored North Florida 11-2 to start the game before the Ospreys fought back to tie the game at 15-15. The Spartans responded by outscoring North Florida 13-3 over the next six minutes to open a 10-point advantage, 2818, with 6:20 to play in the half. Again, though, North Florida fought back to cut the lead to two before settling for a four-point deficit at halftime. Upstate opened the second half with 14 straight points to open a 49-31 lead to seemingly take firm control of the game. Nick Schneiders scored the first three baskets for the Spartans, opening up the perimeter for Upstate as the Spartans vaulted out to its biggest lead of the game. North Florida, though, would not quit. After Upstate held a 17-point lead with 5:39 to play, North Florida fought to get back into the game. The Ospreys scored 10 unanswered points to cut the 17-point deficit to seven, 59-52, with 2:49 to play in the game. Cameron Lovelace led the run with eight points, hitting two three-pointers and adding a jumper. UNF continued to whittle away at the lead, cutting the deficit to four on two occasions with under a minute to play. Upstate, though, made its ensuing free throws after the lead was cut to four to seal the win.

Southern (0-11) FG 5 Griffin 0-2 10 Davis 2-9 30 Ingram 2-4 50 Brown 1-4 55 Honore’ 3-7 2 White 0-1 23 Wollman 0-5 31 Williams 1-6 33 Talley 2-5 35 Guillory 0-1 40 Scott 3-7 44 Horne 1-7 45 Davis 2-4 54 Jones 1-1 Team Totals 18-63

UNF (2-11) FG 44 Groothuis 1-2 15 Riley 6-18 23 Cuka 3-4 25 Sparkes 1-3 32 Januska 3-10 13 Fair 0-0 22 Sauey 1-2 24 Lovelace 4-7 30 Riggins 3-4 34 Jones 0-0 35 Auerbacher 1-2 Team Totals 23-52

December 22, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada

3FG 0-1 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-3 1-3 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-14

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Upstate (1-9) FG 3FG FT 13 Boros 3-5 2-4 0-0 14 Schneiders 3-6 0-0 3-5 20 Chavis 4-9 4-8 0-0 21 Uzochukwu 1-4 0-1 1-2 23 Davis 9-14 0-2 1-1 4 Rich 0-0 0-0 1-2 11 Rousey 0-0 0-0 0-0 22 Reiff 0-0 0-0 0-0 25 Posey 3-5 1-1 1-2 30 Preston 0-1 0-1 0-0 33 Cook 1-2 1-1 4-4 34 Rogers 2-6 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 26-52 8-18 11-16 Halftime: Upstate 36, Southern 21

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December 23, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada

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Liberty (9-3) 5 Smith 11 Ohman 23 Floyd 25 Sanders 30 Curry 1 Stephene 2 Summers 3 Baker 4 Spencer 33 Smith 34 Weaver Team Totals

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Upstate (1-10) FG 3FG 13 Boros 2-7 2-6 14 Schneiders 4-4 0-0 20 Chavis 3-10 3-10 21 Uzochukwu 4-10 1-4 23 Davis 5-7 0-0 4 Rich 0-1 0-0 22 Reiff 1-1 1-1 25 Posey 3-6 0-1 33 Cook 0-1 0-1 34 Rogers 1-5 0-0 Team Totals 23-52 7-23 Halftime: Upstate 36, Liberty 35

FG 3FG FT 7-8 3-4 4-6 2-7 2-6 2-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-2 2-2 6-13 5-7 1-3 4-4 0-0 6-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 24-41 12-21 17-23 FT 0-0 2-4 2-2 0-0 4-5 0-0 0-0 3-7 0-0 0-0 11-18

January 3, 2009 Hodge Center

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Upstate (2-10) FG 3FG FT 21 Uzochukwu 3-6 0-1 2-3 23 Davis 5-9 0-0 14-16 14 Schneiders 3-5 0-0 5-8 13 Boros 3-8 3-8 0-0 20 Chavis 3-11 1-6 6-8 24 Gordon 0-1 0-1 0-0 25 Posey 1-7 0-0 0-2 33 Cook 0-4 0-3 2-4 34 Rogers 0-1 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 18-52 4-19 29-41 Halftime: Upstate 35, North Florida 31

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Game 13 Jacksonville 79, Upstate 69

Game 14 FGCU 80, Upstate 56

Game 15 Stetson 56, Upstate 50

Despite getting career-highs in scoring out of Nick Schneiders and Pat Posey, USC Upstate could not come all the back from a 17-point second half deficit as Jacksonville held off the Spartans for a 79-69 victory in A-Sun men’s basketball action in the Hodge Center. Jacksonville’s Chris Edwards hit a jumper with 9:15 to play in the game that capped an 8-0 Dolphin run to give the visitors a 17-point lead, 54-37. Behind the play of Posey and Schneiders, Upstate attempted to make a furious comeback to get back into the game. Posey scored nine points over the next eight minutes and Schneiders added five points as Upstate cut the 17-point deficit to five, 70-65, with 45 seconds to play. However, Jacksonville was able to make its free throws down the stretch and take advantage of Upstate’s overplay on defense for a couple of easy buckets to take the win. Jacksonville did grab 15 offensive rebounds in the first half and scored 13 second-chance points to help the Dolphins open a 26-21 lead at halftime. Exactly half of JU’s points in the half came off offensive rebounds. The Dolphins also did a decent job of not allowing Upstate standout Bobby Davis get clean touches offensively, limiting his ability to score. He finished the first half with just two points and finished the game with seven, ending his four-game double-double streak despite pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds and dishing out six assists. The game was a battle from the onset until Jacksonville used a small run to open a five-point lead midway through the half. Upstate fought back to tie the game at 21-21 with 2:05 to play in the half before the Dolphins scored the final five points to open the 26-21 halftime lead. An early spurt in the second half set the tone for the second half. Jacksonville came out of the intermission and scored the first six points to take an 11-point lead in the first 2:21 of the half. After Upstate cut the lead to five at 38-33, the Dolphins made its decisive push, outscoring Upstate, 16-4, over the next four minutes to open its 17-point lead, 54-37, with 9:15 to play in the game. Despite Upstate’s attempt at a comeback, the lead never dipped below five the rest of the game as Jacksonville hung on for the win. The Dolphins finished the game shooting 50 percent from the field and connected on 6-of-18 from behind the three-point arc. Entering the game hitting just 64.1 percent of its free throws, Jacksonville converted 75 percent of its chances from the line against Upstate, hitting 15-of-20 for the game. Upstate shot 41.1 percent from the field for the game and was 5-of-14 from behind the arc, though the Spartans were 0-for-3 on trifectas in the first half.

Josh Chavis led USC Upstate in scoring with 18 points, but a lackluster defensive performance by the Spartans spelled the difference as Florida Gulf Coast grabbed control of the game with a run late in the first half and would not relinquish it as the Eagles took an 80-56 A-Sun victory in Alico Arena. Five FGCU players finished in double figures in the game, led by Kyle Marks and Reggie Chambers who each poured in 16 for the Eagles. Reed Baker and Delvin Franklin added 11 points for the Eagles, while Ed Rolax finished with 10. Behind the scoring outburst of Chavis, Upstate opened a 10-4 lead with 15:32 to play in the half. Chavis nailed two three-pointers and added a layup as well to score eight of the Spartans’ first 10 points. Despite the hot start by Chavis, things began to fall apart for Upstate after the first media timeout. FGCU battled back by outscoring the Spartans 13-2 to open a 15-12 lead with 11:17 to play before halftime. After FGCU opened an eight-point advantage, 22-14, with 9:12 to play, Upstate rallied to outscore the Eagles 6-3 over the next four minutes and cut the Eagle lead to 25-20. The Upstate spurt, though, was answered as the Eagles finished off the half with a 13-4 run to take a 38-24 lead at halftime. Upstate made a concerted effort to pound the ball down low to start the second half. Bobby Davis and Nick Schneiders scored the Spartans’ first five points of the half, but FGCU countered with solid play to keep the Spartans at bay as the 14-point Eagle lead grew to 17 points with 15:32 to play. Despite the effort to get the ball inside early in the second half, Davis and Schneiders finished with a combined 16 points for the game. Upstate could not get much going the rest of the way, other than Chavis’ continued ability to sink the three-pointer, as Florida Gulf Coast opened a 62-39 lead with 12:08 to play in the game. The Eagle lead reached 26 points midway through the half as FGCU went on for the win. Upstate finished the game shooting 36 percent from the floor, hitting 9-of-25 shots in both halves to finish 18-of-50 for the game. The Spartans were just 4-of-22 from behind the three-point arc. Conversely, FGCU hit nearly 53 percent of its shots in the second half and finished the game shooting 46 percent from the floor, hitting 25-of-54 from the field. The Eagles were also a solid 8-of-19 from the three-point arc and made 22-of-27 from the free throw line. FGCU forced Upstate into 16 turnovers in the game and scored 23 points off Spartan miscues. Davis finished with his seventh double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In a thriller that went down to the final seconds, USC Upstate missed out on late opportunities and Stetson rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to take a 56-50 victory in A-Sun men’s basketball action in the Edmunds Center. The last four minutes provided much of the fireworks in the game as Stetson spurted out to a seven-point lead only to see Upstate attempt to rally back. The Spartans cut the Hatter lead to four, but failed to trim into the lead despite having four-straight cracks at doing so. Upstate committed three turnovers and missed a layup in the final two minutes as Stetson was able to keep the Spartans at bay. Stetson struck first after the final media timeout and with the score tied at 47-47. Tim Lang hit a short jumper in the lane with 3:19 to play to give Stetson a 49-47 lead. Garfield Blair then nailed a three-pointer after an Upstate turnover to give the Hatters a 52-47 lead with 2:43 to play. Blair nailed a long two-point bucket to give Stetson a 54-47 lead with 2:05 remaining. Bobby Davis ended the Stetson run with a layup and a free throw to cut the lead to 54-50 with 1:49 to play. Upstate then missed four opportunities to cut into the lead. Upstate forced a Hatter turnover on Stetson’s next possession, but could not capitalize after turning the ball back over to the Hatters. The Spartans had a second opportunity to cut into the lead after Lang missed a three-pointer, but committed another turnover to give Stetson the ball back. Upstate had a third-straight opportunity to cut into the four-point deficit after Stetson missed the front end of a one-and-one, but missed a short shot in the lane. Lang was fouled, but missed the front end of the one-and-one to give the Spartans their fourth crack at cutting into the four-point deficit, but Upstate committed another turnover. Upstate scored just seven points in the final 12:21 of the game with Gordon’s three-pointer to give Upstate a 47-44 lead the only field goal during that span. Upstate’s ability to create Stetson turnovers kept the Spartans in the game in the first half and led to a late run as the Spartans got within one, 26-25, at halftime. Upstate forced 14 turnovers and scored 15 points off Hatter miscues in the opening 20 minutes. The Spartans needed the Stetson turnovers badly as Upstate shot just 33 percent for the half. It wasn’t until late in the half that the Spartans began to hit shots consistently, making its last five shots of the half. Davis finished with 19 points to lead all scorers in the game. He also pulled down five rebounds. Schneiders added 13 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots.

Jacksonville (4-8) FG 10 Hardy 6-6 41 Colbert 5-13 45 Allen 4-9 1 Cohn 5-7 3 Smith 5-13 15 Edwards 2-2 22 Brooks 0-1 23 Galvin 1-1 34 Jefferson 0-2 35 Alston 1-4 Team Totals 29-58

B S Min 1 3 33 0 2 34 0 4 22 0 1 31 0 3 34 0 0 6 0 0 8 0 0 6 0 0 8 1 0 18 2 13 200

Upstate (2-12) FG 21 Uzochukwu 2-6 23 Davis 2-5 14 Schneiders 2-7 13 Boros 0-3 20 Chavis 7-14 4 Rich 0-0 24 Gordon 0-3 25 Posey 3-8 30 Preston 0-0 33 Cook 1-3 34 Rogers 1-1 Team Totals 18-50

3FG 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 4-11 0-0 0-2 0-4 0-0 0-2 0-0 4-22

FT 0-0 6-12 2-4 0-0 0-1 0-0 4-4 0-1 0-0 4-6 0-0 16-28

R F 8 1 10 4 3 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 33 18

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Upstate (2-13) FG 21 Uzochukwu 1-2 23 Davis 8-15 14 Schneiders 4-8 13 Boros 0-4 20 Chavis 2-7 24 Gordon 2-5 25 Posey 0-3 33 Cook 0-1 34 Rogers 0-2 Team Totals 17-47

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FGCU (7-10) FG 3FG 12 Marks 6-12 0-0 24 O’Neil 0-3 0-0 3 Baker 3-9 2-6 5 Chambers 5-11 4-8 20 Franklin 3-8 2-5 4 Smith 0-0 0-0 11 Lutkenhaus 0-0 0-0 21 Baker 0-0 0-0 22 Rolax 4-7 0-0 25 Gelin 1-1 0-0 34 Erkvania 1-1 0-0 42 Wolf 2-2 0-0 Team Totals 25-54 8-19 Halftime: FGCU 38, Upstate 24

FT 4-6 1-2 3-4 2-2 3-3 5-6 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 22-27

R F 4 4 8 2 1 0 2 1 5 1 2 1 3 1 1 0 6 4 0 0 1 1 1 4 6 40 19

Pts A T 16 0 0 1 0 0 11 6 1 16 4 4 11 0 1 5 5 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 10 3 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 6 0 0 2 80 21 14

B S Min 1 2 18 0 0 15 0 1 29 0 3 29 0 0 29 0 1 16 0 0 11 0 0 6 0 3 23 0 0 4 0 0 8 0 0 12 1 10 200

January 5, 2009 Hodge Center

3FG 3-3 1-4 0-2 1-2 0-4 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-2 0-0 6-18

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Upstate (2-11) FG 3FG FT 21 Uzochukwu 0-4 0-1 0-0 23 Davis 3-8 0-0 1-3 14 Schneiders 9-16 0-0 4-6 13 Boros 0-1 0-1 0-0 20 Chavis 1-6 1-4 0-0 24 Gordon 4-7 3-4 5-6 25 Posey 5-8 1-2 8-8 33 Cook 1-5 0-2 0-3 34 Rogers 0-1 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 23-56 5-14 18-26 Halftime: Jacksonville 26, Upstate 21

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Stetson (7-8) FG 3FG 4 Oliver 1-5 0-0 22 Lang 2-4 0-1 2 Smith 2-5 2-4 14 Blair 6-15 2-3 31 Thomas 3-7 1-3 3 Williams 2-6 2-6 10 Bowen 0-0 0-0 11 Dupiton 0-2 0-0 13 Radford 0-0 0-0 15 Lohuis 2-4 2-4 21 Diaz 2-5 1-2 Team Totals 20-53 10-23 Halftime: Stetson 26, Upstate 25

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Game 16 Belmont 73, Upstate 69

Game 17 Upstate 57, Lipscomb 56

Game 18 Upstate 73, Campbell 65

USC Upstate placed four players in double figures and Nick Schneiders tied a career-high with five blocked shots, but Belmont, behind the play of Alex Renfroe and Jon House, rallied to take a 7369 victory over Upstate in A-Sun men’s basketball action in the Hodge Center. It looked for most of the game that Upstate was set to pull off the upset, but Belmont rallied midway through the second half to take its first lead of the game and held off the Spartans for the win. With the game tied at 38-38, Upstate went on an 8-0 run keyed by five-straight points by De’Marion Gordon and a three-pointer from Josh Chavis. Trailing by eight with 13:09 to play, Belmont erased the deficit and took its first lead of the game three minutes later. Keaton Belcher got things going with a layup and Andy Wicke added a jumper as the Bruins got within four, 46-42. Nick Schneiders converted a pair of free throws to give Upstate a six-point lead, but Matthew Dotson hit a three-pointer and Renfroe converted a layup and dunk to give the Bruins their first lead of the game, 49-48, with 10:12 to play. Upstate quickly grabbed the lead back on Schneiders’ dunk and Mezie Uzochukwu’s jumper pushed the lead to three. Bobby Davis added two free throws to increase the Spartan advantage to five as Upstate answered the Belmont run. Belmont, though, was not done and whittled away at the lead until House’s two free throws with 4:45 to play in the game gave the Bruins a 60-59 lead. It marked the second lead of the game for Belmont and the Bruins would not trail again. Belmont pushed the lead to four points on three occasions over the next three minutes. Upstate attempted to battle back into the game late, but the Spartans missed five shots and two free throws in the final four minutes, and committed a turnover with 53 seconds to play and down four points which sealed the Belmont win. Gordon added a pair of layups in the final 10 seconds, but could not get Upstate any closer than four points. A key play in the game came with 1:41 to play. Belmont had possession of the ball and a 67-65 lead. Upstate played tough defense and forced Belcher to take a desperation 35-foot three-pointer as the shot clock wound down. The ball clanged off the backboard and rim, but Renfroe jumped over Gordon for the offensive rebound and was fouled on the play. Instead of getting the defensive rebound and having an opportunity to cut into the Bruin lead, Upstate watched the lead grow to four points on Renfroe’s two free throws. Belmont forced Upstate into 25 turnovers and scored 31 points off Spartan miscues for the game.

Carter Cook had hit two three-pointers during the game against Lipscomb. So, when Upstate point guard De’Marion Gordon drove into the lane and kicked out a pass to Cook on the wing, Cook faked a three-pointer to draw his defender, dribbled to the baseline and knocked down a 15-foot jumper with 11 seconds to play to lift USC Upstate to a thrilling, 57-56, victory over visiting Lipscomb in A-Sun men’s basketball action in the Hodge Center Monday afternoon. The talk coming into the game centered around the showdown between Upstate’s 7-3 center, Nick Schneiders, and Lipscomb’s 6-9 center, Adnan Hodzic. But it was the play of Spartan Bobby Davis down the stretch that made the difference in the game. Relegated to the bench for a large chunk of the first half after picking up two fouls, the senior from Aiken put the team on his back and scored 14 of Upstate’s final 16 points to rally the Spartans to the win. Davis finished with a game-high 19 points to lead the Spartans to the win. He had just five points at halftime after sitting for 10 minutes after picking up two fouls in the first half. His 14-point outburst in the final 11 minutes was what allowed Upstate to withstand a furious comeback by Lipscomb. Davis’ layup with 11:08 to play in the game gave Upstate a 43-34 lead as it looked like the Spartans were in control of the game. However, Lipscomb battled back with an 11-0 run to take a 45-43 lead with 8:52 to play. The Bisons had held the Spartans scoreless after Davis’ layup gave Upstate the nine-point edge until Davis converted a pair of free throws to tie the game at 47-47 with 7:39 to play. Trailing by four with a little over three minutes to play, Davis made a key defensive play. Brian Wright had grabbed an offensive rebound and was set for the putback when Davis came from across the other side of the court and block Wright’s shot into the stands behind Lipscomb’s bench. His emotional outburst after the block seemed to inspire himself, the Upstate players and the Spartan faithful. He was fouled the next time down the court and converted both free throws to get Upstate within two, 54-52. Upstate’s defense forced Lipscomb into a shot clock violation, but could not capitalize after missing two three-pointers. The Spartans benefitted when Jimmy Oden missed both of his free throws with 23 seconds to play, giving Upstate a crack at the lead. Gordon took the ball up top and drove into the center of the lane. He kicked it out to Cook on the wing and the freshman delivered with the game winner. After a Lipscomb timeout, Lusk dribbled into the lane, but Davis again came up with the steal to seal the win for Upstate.

USC Upstate scored a season-high 44 first-half points and dominated in the first 20 minutes of play. The strong first half enabled the Spartans to take a 73-65 victory over Campbell in the Hodge Center, giving Upstate its second-straight win of the season. It was all Upstate from the opening tip as the Spartans ran out to a 12-2 lead and did not look back on the way to halftime. Behind 54 percent shooting in the half, the Spartans increased the lead to 13 points midway through the half. After Campbell cut the Upstate lead to single digits, the Spartans ran the lead up to a game-high 19 points on two occasions before settling for a 17-point, 44-27, lead at halftime. Upstate committed just five turnovers in the first half and finished the game with 15. The Spartans’ defensive effort was also key as Upstate held Campbell to 32 percent shooting from the floor and 33 percent shooting from the three-point arc in the first half. Bobby Davis and Josh Chavis each led Upstate with 10 points in the half. Campbell fought back into the game early in the second half. The Camels outscored Upstate 9-2 to open the half, cutting a 17point deficit to 10, 46-36, with 17:27 to play. The lead culminated with Spartans Nick Schneiders and Davis both picking up their third fouls in the game. Both were relegated to the bench for a significant chunk of time. With the inside presence of the Spartans on the bench, Campbell was able to chip away at the lead even more. After Upstate pushed the lead back to 15 points, the Camels used a 12-2 run to cut the Spartan lead to 53-48 with 13:12 to play in the game. Chavis nailed a three-pointer, one of three in the game for the sophomore point guard, to give Upstate an eight-point advantage and room to operate with Davis and Schneiders still on the bench. After Davis and Schneiders were both inserted into the lineup at the 11:50 mark, Davis picked up his fourth foul just 1:08 later and was sent back to the bench. Upstate, though, was able to use the play of Schneiders to maintain an inside presence and the 7-3 junior delivered. His layup and free throw after being fouled gave Upstate a 61-52 lead with 10:28 to play. After Campbell had cut the lead back to six, Schneiders assisted on Carter Cook’s three-pointer to give the Spartans a nine-point advantage again with 3:33 to play. Campbell would cut the lead to five with 1:02 to play, but Upstate made five of six free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Upstate entered the game shooting 65 percent from the free throw line. Saturday, Upstate converted 22-of-24 tosses from the charity stripe, good for 92 percent.

Belmont (10-6) 2 Dansby 13 House 30 Dotson 12 Renfroe 20 Wicke 1 Hanlen 3 Belcher 4 Rice 21 Dejworek 34 Hedgepeth Team Totals

Lipscomb (6-11) FG 3FG FT R F 23 Wright 0-4 0-1 0-0 3 2 31 Teller 1-7 1-3 0-0 8 0 34 Hodzic 7-16 0-0 3-4 6 2 00 Slater 3-8 2-2 7-7 6 3 42 Lusk 1-4 0-1 5-10 7 1 10 Burgason 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 22 Oden 1-2 0-0 0-2 2 2 35 Brown 3-5 0-0 1-1 6 3 40 Pfaff 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 Team 4 Totals 18-48 4-8 16-24 43 14

Campbell (7-12) FG 3FG FT 3 Rodriguez 6-14 1-2 6-6 10 Kossangue 0-1 0-0 0-0 21 Gwynne 2-5 1-2 4-4 12 Hartley 2-10 1-3 2-2 25 Merthie 5-7 3-5 4-5 1 Vejraska 0-7 0-2 0-0 2 Celestin 1-1 1-1 0-2 23 Reynolds 0-0 0-0 2-2 32 Taylor 1-3 0-0 0-1 40 Bailey 1-4 0-1 0-0 51 Dodson 1-4 0-0 2-3 Team Totals 19-56 7-16 20-25

R F 11 2 0 0 0 2 6 1 2 4 2 3 0 5 0 1 2 0 1 1 5 3 3 32 22

Pts A T 19 1 4 0 1 0 9 0 2 7 6 1 17 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 4 3 2 65 14 12

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Upstate (4-14) FG 3FG FT 21 Uzochukwu 3-4 0-1 1-1 23 Davis 5-7 0-0 2-2 14 Schneiders 4-7 0-0 2-3 13 Boros 2-5 2-5 0-0 20 Chavis 4-9 3-6 6-6 24 Gordon 2-6 0-2 9-10 25 Posey 0-1 0-0 0-0 33 Cook 2-9 2-6 0-0 34 Rogers 0-1 0-0 2-2 Team Totals 22-49 7-20 22-24 Halftime: Upstate 44, Campbell 27

R F 6 1 7 4 11 4 2 0 4 0 1 2 0 3 2 2 0 3 3 36 19

Pts A T 7 2 0 12 2 5 10 2 1 6 2 1 17 4 2 13 2 3 0 1 2 6 1 1 2 0 0 73 16 15

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S Min 1 28 1 24 0 28 0 24 1 30 1 23 0 9 0 22 1 12 5 200

January 17, 2009 Hodge Center

FG 2-5 6-12 3-10 6-10 2-10 0-2 3-8 0-0 1-2 0-1 23-60

3FG 0-2 2-2 3-7 0-1 1-7 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-24

January 19, 2009 Hodge Center

FT 0-0 6-10 1-2 12-13 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 20-27

R F 5 5 6 3 5 3 10 4 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 38 20

Pts A T 4 1 1 20 2 4 10 1 1 24 6 4 6 2 2 0 1 4 7 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 73 15 17

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Upstate (2-14) FG 3FG FT 21 Uzochukwu 3-4 0-0 0-1 23 Davis 4-6 0-1 3-4 14 Schneiders 5-6 0-0 6-8 13 Boros 2-6 2-5 0-0 20 Chavis 4-11 3-8 0-0 24 Gordon 6-9 1-2 0-1 25 Posey 0-0 0-0 0-0 33 Cook 2-5 0-3 2-2 34 Rogers 0-0 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 26-47 6-19 11-16 Halftime: Upstate 36, Belmont 31

R F 4 4 7 5 7 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 3 30 19

Pts A T 6 2 1 11 4 8 16 2 5 6 3 2 11 5 1 13 2 6 0 1 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 69 20 25

B S Min 0 1 16 2 2 39 5 1 38 1 0 28 0 3 35 0 1 19 0 0 3 1 2 20 0 0 2 9 11 200

Pts A T 0 0 0 3 4 1 17 0 3 15 4 1 7 2 2 3 0 0 2 0 3 7 2 2 2 0 4 2 56 12 18

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January 24, 2009 Hodge Center

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Upstate (3-14) FG 3FG FT R F Pts A T B S Min 21 Uzochukwu 1-8 0-0 0-0 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 27 23 Davis 6-7 0-0 7-9 7 3 19 1 1 1 2 24 14 Schneiders 2-9 0-0 0-1 3 5 4 3 0 3 3 19 13 Boros 3-8 2-7 0-0 0 2 8 1 1 0 2 25 20 Chavis 0-6 0-4 0-2 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 28 22 Reiff 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 24 Gordon 3-5 2-4 0-0 1 1 8 1 0 1 0 19 25 Posey 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 33 Cook 5-11 2-5 0-0 5 2 12 4 0 0 0 26 34 Rogers 1-4 0-0 2-2 4 2 4 1 1 1 1 18 Team 5 Totals 21-59 6-20 9-14 32 19 57 13 8 7 8 200 Halftime: Upstate 32, Lipscomb 22

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Game 19 ETSU 82, Upstate 72

Game 20 North Florida 51, Upstate 50

Game 21 Upstate 70, Jacksonville 59

East Tennessee State was able to force Upstate into playing its fast-paced style of play to open the second half and turned a four-point deficit into an 18-point lead with under nine minutes to play en route to an 82-72 victory over the Spartans in a game played live on regional television on CSS TV. Bobby Davis and Josh Chavis paced Upstate early on with six points apiece as the Spartans began the game on fire, hitting seven of their first 11 shots to open a 19-10 lead with 12:28 to play in the first half. Davis had six of Upstate’s first 12 points, while Chavis nailed a pair of three-pointers to give the Spartans the lead. After the Buccaneers cut the lead to three, the Spartans rattled off four-straight points on a pair of free throws by Nick Schneiders and a layup by Davis to extend the lead to seven, 34-27. Mike Smith almost single-handedly kept ETSU in the game in the first half. He scored 12 points, including the final seven of the half, to lead ETSU as the Buccaneers closed out the half with a 5-2 spurt and held Upstate scoreless for the final 2:21 to cut the Upstate lead to 36-32 at the intermission. Upstate finished the half shooting 52 percent from the field, hitting 12-of-23 shots. ETSU shot just 39 percent from the floor, converting 12-of-31 shots in the half. Davis was the catalyst for Upstate, finishing the first 20 minutes with 10 points. ETSU rallied into the lead early in the second half, scoring nine of the first 11 points in the half to take a 41-38 lead. Greg Hamlin scored seven of the points, including a pair of free throws at the 17:02 mark to give the Bucs their biggest lead of the night at that point, three points. Nick Schneiders’ turnaround jumper with 47 seconds into the half was all the offense the Spartans could muster in the first six minutes as Upstate missed eight of its first 10 shots to open the half. Leading by three, ETSU used two missed shots and a turnover by Upstate and turned the Spartans’ misfortune into seven unanswered points to open a 10-point lead, 50-40, with 11:31 to play. Courtney Pigram capped off the run with a three-pointer from the corner. As Upstate continued to struggle from the field, ETSU extended its lead. The Buccaneers sank eight-straight free throws to open a 62-44 lead with 8:31 to play. Upstate would not go away, though, and cut the lead to 10 with 2:21 to play in the game. The Spartans were able to cut the lead to eight on two occasions with under a minute to play but could get no closer as ETSU took the 10-point win.

North Florida stormed back from a 13-point deficit, scoring 27 points in the final 12 minutes of play to steal a 51-50 victory away from USC Upstate in A-Sun men’s basketball action in the UNF Arena. Bobby Davis was simply tremendous in the game for Upstate. He, again, put the Spartans on his back. However, unlike the first game on Jan. 3 when Davis gave an emotional performance to spark Upstate into maintaining control of its lead against the Ospreys and take a 69-64 win, North Florida overcame Davis’ one-man show. He finished with a game-high 19 points and tied a career-high with 16 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. Upstate held a 13-point lead after Davis converted two free throws with 13:19 to play. Leading by 11 with 9:06 remaining, the Spartans looked in control of the game. That’s when North Florida began its comeback. North Florida scored seven unanswered points to get within four, 43-39. The Ospreys got within three as Cortez Riley scored four straight to get UNF within 46-43. After Davis made 1-of-2 free throws to give Upstate a 47-43 lead with 3:41 to play, North Florida rallied into the lead. Zack Riggins made a layup and the ensuing free throw after being fouled on the play, while Germaine Sparkes did the same as the Ospreys opened a 49-47 lead. After a Spartan missed shot, Riggins grabbed the offensive rebound and made the put back. He was fouled on the play but missed the free throw as UNF held a 51-47 lead with 2:08 to play. Mezie Uzochukwu’s layup cut the UNF lead to two with 1:42 to play. The teams traded turnovers on the next two possessions with Upstate turning the ball over with 31.4 seconds to play. Riley was fouled on the inbounds play, but missed the front end of the one-andone. Gordon drove the lane and missed his shot with 10 seconds to play, but the rebound fell out of bounds off an Osprey player to give Upstate another crack at tying the game. Davis was fouled with five seconds to play. He made the first free throw to cut the UNF lead to one, 51-50, but missed the second free throw. Riggins was fouled on the rebound. He missed the front end of the one-and-one and the rebound went off an Osprey with 2.7 seconds to play. Gordon took the inbounds pass and launched a shot from 40 feet that hit off the back of rim and North Florida survived for the 51-50 win. Gabor Boros led the offensive charge early in the game, knocking down two three-pointers to lead Upstate to a 13-4 lead to start the game. The Spartans would go on to take a 24-20 lead at halftime as Boros finished with nine points and Davis added six points and nine rebounds.

Nick Schneiders turned in another strong performance against Jacksonville and USC Upstate played inspired basketball for 40 minutes to take a 70-59 victory over A-Sun leader Jacksonville in Swisher Gymnasium. The 11-point loss to Upstate was Jacksonville’s second-largest margin of defeat this season, short of No. 21 Ohio State’s 13-point victory in December. Prior to Sunday’s loss to the Spartans, Jacksonville’s next biggest loss was nine points at No. 18 Georgetown in November. Schneiders finished with 16 points, three rebounds and two blocked shots to lead four Spartans in double figures. His 16-point effort came against a physical defense and on the heels of his career-high 22-point effort against the Dolphins earlier this season in January. Mezie Uzochukwu finished with 15 points, one off his careerhigh, while Josh Chavis and Gabor Boros finished with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Upstate turned in a near flawless performance Sunday in defeating Jacksonville. The Spartans shot 53 percent from the field, just a shade under 42 percent from the three-point arc, and almost 71 percent from the free throw line. In addition, the Spartans out-rebounded Jacksonville, 33-25, for the game. The Dolphins entered the game with a plus-12 rebounding margin in A-Sun play and plusseven overall. Upstate opened the game on a 13-2 run to put the Dolphins down early in the game. After Jacksonville had cut the Upstate lead to 5-2, the Spartans held the Dolphins scoreless for nearly four minutes. The JU scoring drought enabled Upstate to open its double digit lead. Upstate maintained its double-digit lead for most of the half until Jacksonville held the Spartans scoreless for the final 3:27 of the half. The scoring drought enabled the Dolphins to rattle off four-straight points to cut the Spartan lead to 30-22 at halftime. Gabor Boros and Josh Chavis nailed three-pointers after the break to turn an eight-point lead into a 14-point advantage early in the second half. The Spartans pushed the lead to 16 on Uzochukwu’s 18-footer. Jacksonville cut the Upstate lead to eight, but Upstate again put an end to the Dolphin spurt, matching the Dolphins with four unanswered points to push the lead back to 12, 58-46, with 3:41 to play. Jacksonville would not go away, though, as the Dolphins outscored Upstate 6 -1 over the next minute and a half to cut the lead to 59-52. It would be as close as Jacksonville would get as Upstate battled to keep the Dolphins at bay.

Upstate (4-15) FG 21 Uzochukwu 3-7 23 Davis 8-15 14 Schneiders 7-11 13 Boros 2-5 20 Chavis 5-11 24 Gordon 1-7 25 Posey 0-0 33 Cook 2-5 34 Rogers 0-0 Team Totals 28-61

Upstate (4-16) FG 21 Uzochukwu 2-7 23 Davis 6-10 14 Schneiders 1-6 13 Boros 3-5 20 Chavis 2-7 24 Gordon 2-5 33 Cook 0-1 34 Rogers 0-2 Team Totals 16-43

Upstate (5-16) FG 21 Uzochukwu 7-10 23 Davis 2-6 14 Schneiders 6-11 13 Boros 3-5 20 Chavis 4-7 24 Gordon 0-1 25 Posey 0-1 33 Cook 2-4 34 Rogers 0-0 Team Totals 24-45

January 26, 2009 Johnson City, Tennessee

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ETSU (15-5) FG 3FG 34 Hamlin 3-8 0-0 1 Smith 8-12 2-5 3 Pigram 4-12 1-4 20 Sollazzo 1-3 0-0 42 Tiggs 5-10 0-3 25 Jones 1-1 0-0 30 Williams 1-6 0-1 41 Brown 1-1 0-0 43 Coy 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 24-53 3-13 Halftime: Upstate 36, ETSU 32

January 30, 2009 Jacksonville, Florida

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UNF (5-16) FG 3FG 44 Groothuis 0-0 0-0 15 Riley 3-9 0-1 23 Cuka 4-12 0-5 25 Sparkes 3-7 0-1 32 Januska 3-9 1-4 13 Fair 1-2 1-2 22 Sauey 2-4 0-0 24 Lovelace 0-2 0-1 30 Riggins 6-7 1-1 34 Jones 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 22-52 3-15 Halftime: Upstate 24, UNF 20

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February 1, 2009 Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville (12-9) FG 3FG FT 10 Hardy 3-4 2-3 2-2 41 Colbert 1-6 0-2 2-3 45 Allen 3-7 0-1 6-10 1 Cohn 2-6 0-1 0-0 3 Smith 1-12 1-5 3-4 2 Gilbert 0-0 0-0 0-0 15 Edwards 3-5 1-2 2-2 22 Brooks 0-0 0-0 0-0 23 Galvin 1-3 0-1 2-3 30 Lukasiak 3-5 0-0 0-0 34 Jefferson 2-3 0-1 0-0 35 Alston 0-1 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 19-52 4-16 17-24 Halftime: Upstate 30, Jacksonville 22

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Game 22 Upstate 54, Stetson 53

Game 23 Upstate 71, FGCU 62

Game 24 Lipscomb 77, Upstate 44

Bobby Davis stepped to the free throw line with USC Upstate trailing, 53-52, with 3.6 seconds to play in regulation and calmly sank both attempts to lift the Spartans to a 54-53 victory over Stetson in A-Sun men’s basketball action in the Hodge Center. The game was a battle between standout players from both teams as Davis and Stetson’s A.J. Smith countered each other all night. Smith is the reigning A-Sun Player of the Week and nearly delivered the win for the Hatters. But, it was the will of Davis that trumped everything as Upstate came away with the win. Davis finished the game with 15 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots. Smith finished with 17 points, four rebounds and six assists. Stetson led for most of the game until Upstate made a rally in the final 2:40 to erase a five-point deficit to take the win. The Spartans scored the final six points of the game and used a tight defense to force Stetson into four missed shots in the final two minutes to take the win. The final minutes of the game proved to be key. After Smith gave Stetson a five-point advantage, 53-48, on a three-pointer with 2:37 to play, Upstate turned up its intensity on both ends of the court. Mezie Uzochukwu hit a mid-range jumper to get the Spartans within three with 2:18 remaining. Garfield Blair’s running jumper in the lane was blocked by Nick Schneiders. Schneiders then converted a layup after Davis missed a layup to get the Spartans within one, 53-52, with 1:21 to play. Smith missed a three-pointer on Stetson’s next possession, but came up with the rebound of a Davis missed 17-footer on the other end. Tim Lang’s three-pointer drew rim and Schneiders came away with the rebound. After an Upstate timeout with six seconds to play, Payne drew up a play to inbounds the ball to Schneiders in the lane where he could either find an open cutter or take an open shot. He found a slashing Davis open on the right side of the lane and Davis was fouled going up for the shot. He stepped to the line after a Stetson timeout and sank both free throws to give the win to the Spartans. Smith’s running three-pointer did not fall as time expired. Stetson jumped out to a an early 11-point lead in the first half, outscoring the Spartans 15-4 to open the game. Upstate used a 164 run over the next five minutes to take its first lead of the game, 20-19, on Uzochukwu’s layup. Both teams went scoreless for the next four minutes until Lang’s layup gave Stetson the lead back. The lead would change hands four more times before halftime as Smith’s three-pointer with 34 seconds to play gave the Hatters a 29-27 lead at the break.

Mezie Uzochukwu poured in a career-high 22 points and USC Upstate played a scrappy game good enough to come away with a 71-62 victory over Florida Gulf Coast in A-Sun men’s basketball action in the Hodge Center. With Bobby Davis, Nick Schneiders and Gabor Boros suffering from flu-like symptoms, head coach Eddie Payne and the Spartans needed someone to step up and provide a spark for Upstate. Uzochukwu delivered with 22 points to top his former career-high of 16 scored at Kennesaw State earlier this year. However, Uzochukwu was not alone in contributing to the win. Pat Posey came up with two blocked shots in the final 30 seconds as Florida Gulf Coast attempted to rally back into the game. The first blocked shot came when Upstate led 65-60 and FGCU’s Derrick O’Neil was going up for a layup. Posey swatted the shot away and Boros came up with the rebound. With Upstate leading by seven, Posey blocked a three-point attempt by Delvin Franklin with eight seconds to play and Boros again hauled in the rebound to put the game away. Posey finished the game with four points, two rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 13 minutes. Despite feeling ill on the night, Davis managed to record his 10th double-double of the season. He finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds. He entered the game as the only player in the country to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and field goal percentage. Josh Chavis added a solid nine points, six rebounds and five assists. In what was an increasingly physical match-up as the game progressed, Upstate and Florida Gulf Coast kept punching and counterpunching in the first half. Neither team was able to grab a lead larger than six points as the lead changed hands six times in the first 20 minutes of play. After the Spartans opened a 23-17 lead with 5:11 to play, FGCU countered with an 8-0 run to take a 25-23 lead. The Spartans got the lead back and held a 27-26 lead at the half. After Florida Gulf Coast took a 28-27 lead on Kyle Marks’ jumper to open the second half, Upstate stormed into the lead with a 15-2 run over the next four minutes to open a 42-30 advantage with 15:17 to play. The Spartans maintained its double-digit lead, holding a 5442 edge with 9:47 to play. That’s when FGCU fought to get back into the game. The Eagles rattled off a 9-2 run to cut Upstate’s lead to five, 5651. However, Uzochukwu’s jumper gave the Spartans a seven-point lead with 5:54 to play. Despite being held without a field goal for the remainder of the game, the Spartans held on for the win by converting 13-of-14 free throws.

USC Upstate turned in its second-lowest scoring output of the season and Lipscomb was never really challenged after a late first half run as the Bisons took a 77-44 victory over the Spartans in A-Sun men’s basketball action in Allen Arena. Adnan Hodzic started quickly for Lipscomb, scoring the Bisons’ first four points and six of nine as Lipscomb opened a 9-4 lead. Despite not scoring for nearly four minutes, Upstate got within two, 10-8, on a baseline jumper from Carter Cook and a 16-foot jumper from Chalmers Rogers. Lipscomb rattled off seven-straight points to open a nine-point advantage, 17-8, over the next three minutes. The run was part of an overall 15-3 run that gave the Bisons a 14-point lead, 25-11, with 7:29 to play in the half. Upstate fought back to cut the lead in half, 29-22, but Lipscomb closed out the half with eight unanswered points to take a 15-point advantage, 37-22, into the intermission. Hodzic was the catalyst in the half, finishing with 13 points as Lipscomb shot 52 percent from the floor. Upstate, on the other hand, shot just 36 percent from the floor. Bobby Davis was also held in check, finishing the half with two points and four rebounds. Pat Posey played nearly nine minutes and gave the Spartans a spark with six points and three rebounds in the first half. Davis’ slam dunk put back to open the second half cut the Lipscomb lead to 13 points. However, Lipscomb outscored the Spartans 16-7 over the next five minutes to extend its lead to 22 points and effectively put the game away. Michael Teller scored 10 points in the first 10 minutes to lead Lipscomb out of the gates in the second half. He finished with a game-high 20 points with seven steals to lead the Bisons on the day. He was 8-for-8 from the field and 4-for-4 from behind the three-point arc. The Lipscomb lead grew to 27 after Hodzic converted a pair of free throws with 9:46 to play in the game and the Bisons cruised to the victory the rest of the way. Lipscomb’s largest lead of the game was 33, the final margin. Hodzic finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the doubledouble. Brian Wright and Brandon Brown each finished with nine. Davis led the Upstate attack, finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds. He scored 13 of his 15 in the second half. He also added two assists and steals. Pat Posey came off the bench and scored nine for the Spartans.

Stetson (4-15) 4 Oliver 22 Lang 2 Smith 14 Blair 31 Thomas 3 Williams 10 Bowen 11 Dupiton 13 Radford 15 Lohuis 21 Diaz Team Totals

FGCU (10-17) FG 12 Marks 2-5 24 O’Neil 3-11 42 Wolf 2-5 3 Baker 7-19 4 Smith 2-2 5 Chambers 2-4 11 Lutkenhaus 1-2 20 Franklin 0-8 21 Baker 0-0 22 Rolax 2-4 34 Erkvania 1-2 Team Totals 22-62

February 7, 2009 Hodge Center

FG 0-3 4-9 6-14 5-17 2-8 0-1 0-0 3-3 0-1 1-4 0-1 21-61

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Upstate (6-16) FG 3FG 21 Uzochukwu 4-7 1-2 23 Davis 5-13 0-1 14 Schneiders 5-8 0-0 13 Boros 3-5 2-4 20 Chavis 3-6 2-5 24 Gordon 1-4 0-1 25 Posey 0-0 0-0 33 Cook 1-5 0-2 34 Rogers 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 22-49 5-15 Halftime: Stetson 29, Upstate 27

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February 9, 2009 Hodge Center

B S Min 0 2 24 2 0 25 0 2 31 0 0 33 0 3 26 0 1 10 0 0 0+ 0 1 13 0 1 7 0 1 19 0 1 12 2 12 200

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February 14, 2009 Nashville, Tennessee

3FG 0-0 0-2 0-0 3-12 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-1 0-0 4-21

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Upstate (7-17) FG 21 Uzochukwu 0-11 23 Davis 4-7 14 Schneiders 2-5 13 Boros 0-1 20 Chavis 1-6 4 Rich 0-1 22 Reiff 0-1 24 Gordon 1-4 25 Posey 3-5 30 Preston 0-0 33 Cook 1-4 34 Rogers 3-5 Team Totals 15-50

Upstate (7-16) FG 3FG 21 Uzochukwu 7-10 3-5 23 Davis 3-5 0-0 14 Schneiders 0-4 0-0 13 Boros 2-4 2-3 20 Chavis 1-5 1-5 24 Gordon 2-6 0-3 25 Posey 0-1 0-1 33 Cook 2-2 0-0 34 Rogers 1-2 0-0 Team Totals 18-39 6-17 Halftime: Upstate 27, FGCU 26

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Lipscomb (11-13) FG 3FG FT 31 Teller 8-8 4-4 0-0 35 Brown 4-7 0-0 1-1 34 Hodzic 8-15 0-0 2-3 00 Slater 1-2 0-1 0-0 42 Lusk 1-4 1-3 2-2 10 Burgason 2-5 2-4 0-0 21 Murphy 1-1 0-0 0-0 22 Oden 0-1 0-1 2-2 23 Wright 2-8 1-5 4-6 24 Staal 0-0 0-0 0-0 40 Pfaff 2-3 0-0 0-1 Team Totals 29-54 8-18 11-15 Halftime: Lipscomb 37, Upstate 22

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

2008-09 In Review Game 25 Belmont 76, Upstate 56

Game 26 ETSU 66, Upstate 61

Game 27 Campbell 51, Upstate 47

USC Upstate failed to score for the first five minutes of the game and by the time the Spartans cracked the scoreboard, Belmont owned a 10-point lead. The hole was too deep for Upstate to climb out of as the Spartans fell to the Bruins, 76-56, in the Curb Event Center. Belmont finished the game with 13 three-pointers, two off its season high of 15. The three-point barrage and Upstate’s inability to score consistently in the first half made the difference in the game. Belmont opened the game by scoring the first 10 points of the contest, putting the Spartans in a hole early. Upstate failed to score for over five minutes until Gabor Boros’ three-pointer got the Spartans within seven, 10-3, with 14:47 to play. Belmont used the three-point arc to its advantage in the first half. In the first meeting of the year in Spartanburg on Jan. 17, the Bruins connected on 7-of-24 for the game and squeaked out a 73-69 victory. Monday night in Nashville, Belmont made 10 treys in the first half alone. The Bruins hit seven in the first 13 minutes of play to open a 27-9 lead with 7:18 left before halftime. Alex Renfroe and Andy Wicke each had two three-pointers during the 13-minute spurt. It wasn’t until Carter Cook’s offensive rebound and layup with 6:53 to play that the Spartans reached double figures. Upstate never could get things going offensively and couldn’t stop the Belmont barrage as the Bruins opened a 42-19 lead at the intermission. Renfroe finished the half with 10 points, while Wicke added nine. Belmont built the lead to 37 points, 64-27, on Renfroe’s bucket with 12:06 to play in the game. Upstate, though, would not quit. The Spartans began to chip away at the lead. Belmont held a 68-35 lead with 9:18 to play. Upstate then held the Bruins scoreless for the next 6:28. The Belmont scoring drought enabled Upstate to seriously cut into the lead. Upstate used a 19-0 run to cut the Belmont lead to 14 points, 6854, with 3:46 to play. However, the Spartans could not get any closer the rest of the way. De’Marion Gordon, who scored Upstate’s first seven points of the second half, led Upstate with 11 points and five rebounds. Cook came off the bench for 10 points and six boards. Nick Schneiders scored all nine of his points in the second half as Upstate cut the lead to 14. He also finished with nine rebounds. Renfroe finished with a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead Belmont. Matthew Dotson added 15 points, while Shane Dansby added 13.

Kevin Tiggs led all scorers with 32 points and nearly scored half of ETSU’s points as the Buccaneers fought off a rally by Upstate to take a 6661 victory in A-Sun men’s basketball action in the Hodge Center. ETSU fought hard to gain the lead in the first half, then watched as Upstate gave a mirror effort in the second half to fight into the lead late in the game. But, after Upstate took a 54-53 lead on De’Marion Gordon’s steal and layup with 5:50 to play, ETSU quickly regained the lead and did not let Upstate back in front the rest of the way. Greg Hamlin gave ETSU a 55-54 lead with 4:29 to play in the game and Mike Smith’s layup increased the Bucs’ lead to three. Smith finished the game with 20 points as the only other ETSU player in double figures. His free throws with 2:06 to play in the game not only gave the Bucs a three-point advantage, it also pushed him over 1,000 career points, giving ETSU three players, along with Courtney Pigram and Kevin Tiggs, with 1,000 career points. Upstate shot itself in the foot down the stretch, missing five shots and committing two turnovers in the final three minutes to thwart the comeback attempt. ETSU used Upstate’s miscues to increase the lead to seven on Tiggs’ breakaway dunk with 51 seconds to play. Upstate looked good early on. The Spartans used a 9-0 run to open a 14-5 lead with 11:25 to play in the first half. Bobby Davis led the attack with seven points during the run. The lead was seven with 8:57 remaining when ETSU began to chip away at the Upstate advantage. Tiggs started things off with a jumper and ensuing free throw after being fouled on the play to cut the lead to four. Upstate failed to make a field goal from the 8:49 mark of the first half until Pat Posey nailed a jumper at the buzzer. Schneiders’ free throws were the only points between field goals. With the Spartans on a cold spell, ETSU vaulted out to a 29-18 lead before settling for a 29-20 advantage at the break. Tiggs finished with 23 points in the first half, outscoring Upstate 23-20 himself. Only two other Bucs scored in the half. Davis had 10 points to lead the Upstate attack. Upstate made an early run in the second half to get back into the game. The Spartans used an 18-9 run to cut the ETSU lead from 3121 to 40-39 with 13:03 to play in the game. The Spartans managed to cut the lead to one on two more occasions before Davis’ jumper with 9:28 to play tied the game for the third time. Smith, though, made back-to-back baskets to push the lead to five points.

USC Upstate opened an 11-point lead in the second half, but could not hold onto its advantage as Campbell closed the final 10:09 on a 21-8 run to rally for a 51-47 victory in A-Sun men’s basketball action in Gore Arena. Upstate scored the first six points of the second half on a three-pointer from Chavis and a free throw and bucket from Nick Schneiders to push its lead to 10 points, 34-24, with 16:35 to play in the game. Upstate looked in command and in position to take its second-straight win over the Camels in Buies Creek. It looked even more possible for a Spartan victory as the lead grew to 11, 37-26, on a free throw by Pat Posey. However, Campbell had other plans. The Fighting Camels used a 14-3 run over the next seven minutes to tie the game at 40 with 4:17 to play. The teams would battle back and forth the rest of the way. Chavis broke the tie with a three-pointer, but Jonathan Rodriguez got the Camels within one with a pair of free throws. After an Upstate turnover, Rodriguez’s layup gave Campbell a 44-43 lead with 3:30 to play. Schneiders tied the game with a free throw 31 seconds later, but Kyle Vejraska’s three-pointer gave Campbell a 47-44 lead with 2:44 to play. Bobby Davis nailed a jumper and converted the free throw after being fouled on the play to tie the game at 47. However, it would be the last points the Spartans would score. After Campbell’s Matt Gwynne missed a three-pointer, Upstate committed a turnover on the next possession. Campbell also turned the ball over on its next possession, but Upstate could not capitalize as the Spartans missed a shot for the lead with 40 seconds to play. Campbell held for a late shot and Vejraska’s three-point attempt with six seconds to play rattled off the rim. However, Gabor Boros was called for a foul battling Rodriguez for the rebound and Rodriguez converted both free throws with two seconds to play to give Campbell a 49-47 lead. Preston Dodson intercepted a long inbounds pass and converted both of his free throws with a second to play for the final margin. Davis led Upstate with 14 points and five rebounds. Schneiders added six points, six boards, three assists and three blocked shots. Chavis finished with nine points. Lorne Merthie led Campbell with 10 points, while Rodriguez added eight points and seven rebounds. Upstate held Campbell to 32 percent shooting from the field and 29 percent from the three-point arc. However, the Spartans shot just 37 percent from the field, including 26 percent in the second half, and committed 20 turnovers leading to 23 Campbell points for the difference in the game.

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ETSU (18-9) 34 Hamlin 42 Tiggs 1 Smith 3 Pigram 13 Hubbard 20 Sollazzo 25 Jones 30 Williams 41 Brown 43 Coy Team Totals

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February 16, 2009 Nashville, Tennessee

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Belmont (16-9) FG 3FG 2 Dansby 5-7 2-4 13 House 3-4 1-2 30 Dotson 6-10 3-5 12 Renfroe 8-11 3-6 20 Wicke 3-9 3-6 1 Hanlen 0-2 0-1 3 Belcher 3-7 1-4 4 Rice 0-2 0-2 21 Dejworek 0-1 0-0 34 Hedgepeth 0-5 0-1 40 Harris 0-4 0-2 Team Totals 28-62 13-33 Halftime: Belmont 42, Upstate 19

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Campbell (12-15) FG 3FG FT 1 Vejraska 2-5 1-4 0-0 3 Rodriguez 2-9 0-1 4-4 21 Gwynne 3-12 1-3 2-2 12 Hartley 2-5 0-1 0-0 25 Merthie 4-7 2-4 0-0 2 Celestin 0-2 0-0 1-2 10 Kossangue 1-3 1-3 0-0 23 Reynolds 1-4 0-0 2-2 32 Taylor 1-1 0-0 0-0 40 Bailey 0-2 0-1 0-0 51 Dodson 1-3 0-0 3-4 Team Totals 17-53 5-17 12-14 Halftime: Upstate 28, Campbell 24

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2008-09 In Review Game 28 Upstate 93, Mercer 90 (2OT) February 26, 2009 Hodge Center

Hodge Center. Bobby Davis won the showdown between marquee players for both teams. He finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and two steals. James Florence was virtually unstoppable in the first half and finished the game with a game-high 38 points with five assists. While Davis came up big for Upstate, the Spartans would not have been in position to win the game had it not been for the play of Nick Schneiders late in regulation. After Upstate had rallied from 12 down with 3:32 to play, Davis missed a free throw with Mercer leading 74-72 with 16 seconds to play. Schneiders battled three Mercer players for the rebound. He was able to slap the ball out from under the basket and across midcourt where Josh Chavis grabbed the loose ball and threw it to Pat Posey, Posey found Davis in the paint and the senior was fouled going up for the shot. This time, Davis converted both free throws to tie the game at 74 with 10 seconds remaining in regulation and Florence missed a three-pointer with less than a second to play as the game went into overtime. The teams continued to put on what amounted to a heavyweight bout with both teams trying to throw the knockout blow in the first overtime period. Daniel Emerson converted a layup to give Mercer a one-point lead and his two free throws with 26 seconds to play put Mercer ahead by three, 85-82. With time running down, Chavis took a three-pointer with 10 seconds to play, but the shot bounced off the rim. Carter Cook battled for the rebound and found Gabor Boros on the right wing and the senior delivered the game-tying three-pointer with seven seconds to play. Florence missed a running three-pointer at the buzzer as the game was sent to double overtime. With both teams exhausted, Upstate grabbed an early lead on Nick Schneiders’ dunk and increased the lead to three on Davis’ free throw with 3:45 to play. Fatigue had set in as both teams missed scoring opportunities. Mark Hall’s layup with 1:57 on the clock got Mercer within one, but Davis countered with a layup as the Spartans led by three. Josh Chavis came up with a steal on the other end of the court and made both free throws after being fouled to give Upstate an insurmountable five-point lead with 45 seconds to play.

FG 3FG FT 2-6 1-1 0-0 6-16 3-6 4-7 12-28 7-15 7-9 3-7 0-0 4-4 4-9 4-7 2-2 1-4 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 29-74 15-31 17-22

Upstate (8-20) FG 3FG 21 Uzochukwu 2-6 0-3 23 Davis 13-18 0-0 14 Schneiders 5-13 0-0 13 Boros 2-2 2-2 20 Chavis 5-12 5-11 24 Gordon 0-0 0-0 25 Posey 5-7 1-2 33 Cook 4-6 1-2 34 Rogers 0-2 0-0 Team Totals 36-66 9-20 Halftime: Mercer 44, Upstate 27

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Game 30 #14 Gonzaga 90, Upstate 40

On an emotional Senior Day when the USC Upstate faithful said thank you to seniors Gabor Boros, Bobby Davis and Zac Rich, junior Nick Schneiders and sophomore Josh Chavis were simply dominant to lead the Spartans and the three seniors to an 80-51 victory over Kennesaw State in the Hodge Center. Boros, Davis and Rich were honored in a pregame ceremony. The emotion of the day was lost on no one as all three have made impacts on the program. Davis, who is the only player in the nation to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and field goal percentage, finished the game with nine points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists after being double-teamed throughout the contest. He took just four shots in the game. Boros added nine points, five assists and two steals, while Rich, who started for the first time this season, sank an early three-pointer and finished the game with six points. Upstate grabbed momentum early and were never really challenged by Kennesaw State en route to a 29-point victory. The 29-point victory is the largest of the season and the largest in the Division I era for Upstate. Chavis and Rich opened the game with back-to-back three-pointers and Nick Schneiders had 10 points in the first seven minutes as the Spartans opened a 19-8 lead with 13:07 to play before halftime. After Kennesaw State used a 11-4 run to cut the Upstate advantage to four, the Spartans scored six unanswered points and closed the half on a 12-2 run to take a commanding 35-21 lead at the intermission. Upstate shot nearly 55 percent in the half and converted 4-of-7 from the three-point arc. The Spartans held Kennesaw State to 30 percent shooting from the field. While Kennesaw State focused much of its defensive efforts on stopping Davis and preventing him from getting touches, Nick Schneiders showed why that was not a good idea. He turned in a dominant first half with 16 points and four blocked shots. He finished the game with 20 points, two off his career-high, and tied a careerhigh with seven blocks. Upstate did not allow Kennesaw State to come out of halftime and make a run at cutting into the deficit. Instead, the Spartans increased its lead to 21 points with 13:06 to play in the game and cruised to the win. With the game in hand, Upstate was able to empty its bench and 10 of the 13 players scored in the game. Pat Posey, who has come on in the last handful of games, finished with a solid seven points and seven rebounds off the bench.

Playing its second game against a top-25 opponent this season, USC Upstate struggled early and dug itself a big hole as 14th-ranked Gonzaga claimed a 90-40 victory over the Spartans in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Bobby Davis, Gabor Boros and Zac Rich closed out their Upstate careers against the Bulldogs. Davis finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds for his 12th doubledouble of the season to lead the Spartans. Upstate was shaky from the onset. The Spartans committed four turnovers on their first four possessions and six in the first six minutes as Gonzaga opened a 17-4 lead with 13:42 to play in the half. Upstate didn’t make its first basket, a jumper by Bobby Davis, until 3:40 into the game. After Upstate committed its 10th turnover of the game, Josh Heytvelt’s layup with 10:09 to play gave Gonzaga a 27-6 lead. The lead grew to 27 on Micah Downs’ layup as the Bulldogs went into the half with a 43-16 lead. Upstate struggled to get anything going in the first half. The Spartans committed 15 turnovers and made just 6-of-22 from the field. Gonzaga used Upstate’s inability to take care of the ball to score 26 points off of the 15 Spartan turnovers. The 16 points scored by Upstate was the lowest scoring half of the season, topping the 17 points scored at Saint Louis on Dec. 17. Davis, who was named to the 2009 A-Sun All-Conference team earlier in the day, showed that he has the ability to play with anyone in the nation. He finished the first half with five points and scored five points early in the second half to reach double figures with 15:51 to play in the game. He finished with 20 points for his 25th doublefigure game this season and recorded his 12th double-double of the year with 10 rebounds. Davis finished his two-year Upstate career with 738 points and 501 rebounds. His 8.3 rebounds per game average tops Upstate’s all-time list, while he ranks 12th all-time in rebounding and 36th alltime in scoring. He ranks first in rebounding among players who have played just two seasons in a Spartan uniform. Gonzaga kept the pressure up in the second half and increased the lead to 40 with just under 11 minutes to play in the game. The Bulldogs went on for the 50-point win. Nick Schneiders finished the game with 10 rebounds, four blocked shots and seven points for Upstate. Matt Bouldin led five Gonzaga players in double figures, tallying 16 points on the night. Andrew Sorenson added 15 points, while Heytvelt added 12.

Kennesaw (7-22) 30 Nickerson 41 Whipple 40 Allison 5 Dixon 21 Woods 3 McConnell 12 Mitchell 23 Ajayi 32 Croft 33 Gibson 50 Medinic Team Totals

Upstate (9-21) FG 21 Uzochukwu 0-2 23 Davis 7-18 14 Schneiders 3-10 13 Boros 0-3 20 Chavis 2-5 4 Rich 0-1 25 Posey 1-2 30 Preston 0-1 33 Cook 1-4 34 Rogers 0-1 Team Totals 14-47

February 28, 2009 Hodge Center

When the final buzzer sounded, players on both teams looked as if they had been put through the ringer. For all intent and purpose, they had. In an epic battle that saw USC Upstate rally from 18 down and battle just to force overtime and a second overtime period, the Spartans gutted out a 93-90 double overtime victory over Mercer in the

Mercer (17-13) 25 Mills 33 Emerson 0 Florence 11 Ellis 42 Kusnyer 10 Hall 21 Straub 22 Corley 3 Walker 44 Jackson Team Totals

Game 29 Upstate 80, Kennesaw St. 51

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Upstate (9-20) FG 3FG FT R F 23 Davis 3-4 0-0 3-4 7 4 14 Schneiders 6-9 0-0 8-11 6 3 4 Rich 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 1 13 Boros 3-5 3-4 0-0 2 2 20 Chavis 4-8 3-4 5-6 5 0 11 Rousey 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 21 Uzochukwu 2-3 0-0 1-2 6 1 22 Reiff 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 24 Gordon 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 25 Posey 1-4 0-0 5-8 7 4 30 Preston 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 33 Cook 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 34 Rogers 1-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 Team 4 Totals 24-44 8-12 24-33 41 19 Halftime: Upstate 35, Kennesaw State 21

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2008-09 In Review A-Sun Champions

2008-09 Final Standings Team Jacksonville ETSU Belmont Lipscomb Mercer Campbell Stetson USC Upstate Florida Gulf Coast North Florida Kennesaw State

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CONFERENCE Pct PF .750 76.4 .700 78.8 .700 77.3 .600 77.7 .550 77.2 .550 69.7 .450 68.2 .400 63.5 .350 68.1 .300 58.2 .150 57.1

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Regular Season 2008-09...... Jacksonville...........................................15-5 2007-08...... Belmont..................................................14-2 2006-07...... East Tennessee State............................16-2 2005-06...... Belmont/Lipscomb.................................15-5 2004-05...... Central Florida/Gardner-Webb..............13-7 2003-04...... Troy........................................................18-2 2002-03...... Mercer/Troy............................................14-2 2001-02...... Georgia State/Troy.................................14-6 2000-01...... Georgia State.........................................16-2 1999-00...... Troy/Georgia State.................................13-5 1998-99...... Samford.................................................15-1 1997-98...... College of Charleston............................14-2 1996-97...... College of Charleston............................16-0 1995-96...... College of Charleston............................15-1 1994-95...... College of Charleston............................15-1 1993-94...... College of Charleston............................14-2 1992-93...... Florida International.................................9-3 1991-92...... Georgia Southern..................................13-1 1990-91...... Texas-San Antonio.................................12-2 1989-90...... Centenary..............................................14-2 1988-89...... Georgia Southern..................................16-2 1987-88...... Ga. Southern/Arkansas-Little Rock.......15-3 1986-87...... Arkansas-Little Rock..............................16-2 1985-86...... Arkansas-Little Rock..............................12-2 1984-85...... Georgia Southern..................................11-3 1983-84...... Houston Baptist.....................................11-3 1982-83...... Arkansas-Little Rock..............................12-2 1981-82...... Arkansas-Little Rock..............................12-4 1980-81...... Houston Baptist.......................................9-3 1979-80...... Louisiana-Monroe....................................6-0 1978-79...... no regular season schedule

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2008-09 Individual Awards Player of the Year

Freshman of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

Coach of the Year

Alex Renfroe.............................................................Belmont Ayron Hardy....................................................... Jacksonville

Lorne Merthie.........................................................Campbell

Cliff Warren........................................................ Jacksonville

2008-09 All-Conference First Team

All-Freshman Team

James Florence..........................................................Mercer Adnan Hodzic........................................................ Lipscomb Alex Renfroe.............................................................Belmont Ben Smith.......................................................... Jacksonville Kevin Tiggs.................................................................. ETSU

Reggie Chambers.....................................Florida Gulf Coast De’Marion Gordon......................................... USC Upstate Lorne Merthie.........................................................Campbell Kurtis Woods...............................................Kennesaw State Brian Wright........................................................... Lipscomb

Second Team

All-Time All-Conference Selections

Garfield Blair..............................................................Stetson Bobby Davis................................................... USC Upstate Daniel Emerson..........................................................Mercer Courtney Pigram.......................................................... ETSU Jonathan Rodriguez...............................................Campbell

Tournament Champions 2009........... ETSU 85, Jacksonville 58 2008........... Belmont 79, Jacksonville 61 2007........... Belmont 94, East Tennessee State 67 2006........... Belmont 74, Lipscomb 69 2005........... Central Florida 63, Gardner-Webb 54 2004........... Central Florida 60, Troy 55 2003........... Troy 80, Central Florida 59 2002........... Florida Atlantic 76, Georgia State 75 2001........... Georgia State 79, Troy 55 2000........... Samford 78, Central Florida 69 1999........... Samford 89, Central Florida 61 1998........... C. of Charleston 72, Fla. International 63 1997........... C. of Charleston 83, Fla. International 73 1996........... Central Florida 86, Mercer 77 1995........... Fla. International 68, Mercer 57 1994........... Central Florida 70, Stetson 67 1993........... no tournament 1992........... Georgia Southern, 95, Georgia State 82 1991........... Georgia State 80, Ark.-Little Rock 60 1990........... Ark.-Little Rock 105, Centenary 95 1989........... Ark.-Little Rock 100, Centenary 72 1988........... Tex.-San Antonio 76, Ga. Southern 69 1987........... Georgia Southern 49, Stetson 46 1986........... Ark.-Little Rock 85, Centenary 63 1985........... Mercer 105, Arkansas-Little Rock 96 1984........... Houston Baptist 81, Samford 76 1983........... Georgia Southern 68, Ark.-Little Rock 67 1982........... Louisiana-Monroe 98, Centenary 85 1981........... Mercer 72, Houston Baptist 67 1980........... Centenary 79, Louisiana-Monroe 77 1979........... Louisiana-Monroe 90, Mercer 69

Mercer...............................................................................29 Stetson..............................................................................23 Belmont.............................................................................13 Jacksonville.........................................................................9 ETSU...................................................................................7 Lipscomb.............................................................................7 Campbell.............................................................................5 Kennesaw State..................................................................1 North Florida........................................................................1 USC Upstate........................................................................1

2009 A-Sun Tournament March 3-6, 2009 • Nashville, Tenn. • Allen Arena (Lipscomb) Quarterfinals

All-Tournament Team

#2 ETSU 90, #7 Stetson 76 #3 Belmont 65, #6 Mercer 64 #4 Lipscomb 82, #5 Campbell 62 ETSU 88, Belmont 74 #1 Jacksonville 88, Lipscomb 72

Courtney Pigram.......................................................... ETSU Mike Smith................................................................... ETSU Kevn Tiggs................................................................... ETSU Lehmon Colbert................................................. Jacksonville Ben Smith.......................................................... Jacksonville Alex Renfroe.............................................................Belmont

ETSU 85, Jacksonville 68

Tournament MVP

Semifinals

Championship

Kevin Tiggs.................................................................. ETSU

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2008-09 In Review 2008-09 A-Sun Team Statistics W-L 23-11 20-13 17-14 17-15 18-14 14-16 13-17 11-20 9-21 7-22 8-22

Pts 2657 2528 2370 2392 2363 2164 1989 2021 1812 1690 1697

Avg/G 78.1 76.6 76.5 74.8 73.8 72.1 66.3 65.2 60.4 58.3 56.6

3-Pt. FG Made Rnk Team 1. Belmont 2. Stetson 3. Mercer 4. Kennesaw State 5. Lipscomb 6. Jacksonville 7. Campbell 8. ETSU 9. USC Upstate 10. Florida Gulf Coast 11. North Florida

G 33 30 32 29 31 32 30 34 30 31 30

3FG 336 237 232 198 208 201 178 195 163 167 134

Avg/G 10.18 7.90 7.25 6.83 6.71 6.28 5.93 5.74 5.43 5.39 4.47

Blocked Shots Rnk Team 1. USC Upstate 2. ETSU 3. Jacksonville 4. Kennesaw State 5. Stetson 6. Mercer 7. Florida Gulf Coast 8. Belmont 9. Campbell 10. North Florida 11. Lipscomb

G 30 34 32 29 30 32 31 33 30 30 31

Blks 126 131 117 102 104 105 91 84 76 75 70

Avg/G 4.20 3.85 3.66 3.52 3.47 3.28 2.94 2.55 2.53 2.50 2.26

Scoring Defense Rnk Team 1. USC Upstate 2. Stetson 3. Kennesaw State 4. Jacksonville 5. Lipscomb 6. North Florida 7. ETSU 8. Belmont 9. Florida Gulf Coast 10. Campbell 11. Mercer

G 30 30 29 32 31 30 34 33 31 30 32

Pts 2055 2058 1990 2210 2161 2095 2383 2334 2218 2153 2429

Avg/G 68.5 68.6 68.6 69.1 69.7 69.8 70.1 70.7 71.5 71.8 75.9

Free Throw Percentage Rnk Team 1. Mercer 2. Campbell 3. ETSU 4. Florida Gulf Coast 5. Jacksonville 6. Belmont 7. Lipscomb 8. Kennesaw State 9. USC Upstate 10. Stetson 11. North Florida

FTM 528 498 574 512 518 454 522 252 349 350 305

FTA 734 701 810 732 749 664 777 381 528 549 515

Pct .719 .710 .709 .699 .692 .684 .672 .661 .661 .638 .592

Assists Rnk Team 1. Belmont 2. Lipscomb 3. Campbell 4. Florida Gulf Coast 5. Jacksonville 6. ETSU 7. USC Upstate 8. Mercer 9. Kennesaw State 10. North Florida 11. Stetson

G 33 31 30 31 32 34 30 32 29 30 30

Asst 549 498 472 422 419 429 377 390 320 327 310

Avg/G 16.64 16.06 15.73 13.61 13.09 12.62 12.57 12.19 11.03 10.90 10.33

FG Percentage Rnk Team 1. Lipscomb 2. ETSU 3. Jacksonville 4. Belmont 5. Campbell 6. Mercer 7. USC Upstate 8. North Florida 9. Florida Gulf Coast 10. Stetson 11. Kennesaw State

G 31 34 32 33 30 32 30 30 31 30 29

FG 819 944 822 869 744 816 650 629 671 701 620

FGA 1734 2044 1841 1961 1722 1894 1606 1558 1666 1827 1626

Pct .472 .462 .446 .443 .432 .431 .405 .404 .403 .384 .381

Rebounding Offense Rnk Team 1. Lipscomb 2. Mercer 3. ETSU 4. Stetson 5. Jacksonville 6. Campbell 7. Belmont 8. Florida Gulf Coast 9. USC Upstate 10. North Florida 11. Kennesaw State

G 31 32 34 30 32 30 33 31 30 30 29

Reb 1222 1258 1290 1124 1195 1104 1186 1097 1028 933 886

Avg/G 39.4 39.3 37.9 37.5 37.3 36.8 35.9 35.4 34.3 31.1 30.6

Steals Rnk Team 1. ETSU 2. Campbell 3. Jacksonville 4. Belmont 5. Lipscomb 6. Florida Gulf Coast 7. Kennesaw State 8. Stetson 9. North Florida 10. USC Upstate 11. Mercer

G 34 30 32 33 31 31 29 30 30 30 32

Stls 287 250 261 261 243 238 217 215 192 183 186

Avg/G 8.44 8.33 8.16 7.91 7.84 7.68 7.48 7.17 6.40 6.10 5.81

FG Percentage Defense Rnk Team 1. ETSU 2. Lipscomb 3. USC Upstate 4. Florida Gulf Coast 5. Mercer 6. Campbell 7. North Florida 8. Belmont 9. Stetson 10. Jacksonville 11. Kennesaw State

G 34 31 30 31 32 30 30 33 30 32 29

FG 825 782 719 754 862 743 694 832 738 775 707

FGA 2027 1866 1711 1774 1988 1690 1574 1885 1670 1702 1501

Pct .407 .419 .420 .425 .434 .440 .441 .441 .442 .455 .471

Rebounding Defense Rnk Team 1. Jacksonville 2. Lipscomb 3. Campbell 4. Belmont 5. USC Upstate 6. ETSU 7. Mercer 8. Kennesaw State 9. North Florida 10. Florida Gulf Coast 11. Stetson

G 32 31 30 33 30 34 32 29 30 31 30

Reb 1026 1018 1047 1205 1096 1245 1180 1071 1118 1179 1143

Avg/G 32.1 32.8 34.9 36.5 36.5 36.6 36.9 36.9 37.3 38.0 38.1

Turnover Margin Rnk Team 1. ETSU 2. Jacksonville 3. Belmont 4. Stetson 5. Kennesaw State 6. Campbell 7. Florida Gulf Coast 8. North Florida 9. Lipscomb 10. Mercer 11. USC Upstate

G 34 32 33 30 29 30 31 30 31 32 30

TAvg 14.0 14.4 14.5 14.4 14.3 16.6 17.5 15.3 16.2 15.8 15.7

OAvg Margin 16.8 +2.74 16.1 +1.69 15.9 +1.36 15.3 +0.90 15.0 +0.72 16.8 +0.20 15.8 -1.77 13.4 -1.87 13.8 -2.39 13.1 -2.62 12.9 -2.87

3-Pt. Percentage Rnk Team 1. Lipscomb 2. Campbell 3. Belmont 4. Jacksonville 5. Florida Gulf Coast 6. Mercer 7. North Florida 8. ETSU 9. Kennesaw State 10. USC Upstate 11. Stetson

G 31 30 33 32 31 32 30 34 29 30 30

FG 208 178 336 201 167 232 134 195 198 163 237

FGA 573 502 950 574 504 701 405 590 626 516 762

Pct .363 .355 .354 .350 .331 .331 .331 .331 .316 .316 .311

Offensive Rebounds Rnk Team 1. Jacksonville 2. Mercer 3. Stetson 4. Campbell 5. Lipscomb 6. Kennesaw State 7. Belmont 8. ETSU 9. Florida Gulf Coast 10. USC Upstate 11. North Florida

G 32 32 30 30 31 29 33 34 31 30 30

No. 456 442 408 377 389 356 390 395 351 337 297

Avg/G 14.25 13.81 13.60 12.57 12.55 12.28 11.82 11.62 11.32 11.23 9.90

Assist/Turnover Ratio Rnk Team 1. Belmont 2. Lipscomb 3. Campbell 4. Jacksonville 5. ETSU 6. USC Upstate 7. Florida Gulf Coast 8. Mercer 9. Kennesaw State 10. Stetson 11. North Florida

G 33 31 30 32 34 30 31 32 29 30 30

Asst 549 498 472 419 429 377 422 390 320 310 327

Turn 479 502 497 460 477 472 544 504 415 431 459

3-Pt. Percentage Defense Rnk Team G 1. Lipscomb 31 2. Florida Gulf Coast 31 3. ETSU 34 4. Belmont 33 5. Stetson 30 6. Campbell 30 7. Mercer 32 8. Kennesaw State 29 9. Jacksonville 32 10. USC Upstate 30 11. North Florida 30

FG 210 229 279 214 157 211 252 160 185 219 200

FGA 656 705 853 654 479 624 708 443 494 584 533

Pct .320 .325 .327 .327 .328 .338 .356 .361 .374 .375 .375

Defesnive Rebounds Rnk Team 1. Lipscomb 2. ETSU 3. Mercer 4. Campbell 5. Belmont 6. Florida Gulf Coast 7. Stetson 8. Jacksonville 9. USC Upstate 10. North Florida 11. Kennesaw State

G 31 34 32 30 33 31 30 32 30 30 29

No. 833 895 816 727 796 746 716 739 691 636 530

Avg/G 26.87 26.32 25.50 24.23 24.12 24.06 23.87 23.09 23.03 21.20 18.28

Scoring Offense Rnk Team 1. ETSU 2. Belmont 3. Lipscomb 4. Mercer 5. Jacksonville 6. Campbell 7. Stetson 8. Florida Gulf Coast 9. USC Upstate 10. Kennesaw State 11. North Florida

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2008-09 In Review 2008-09 A-Sun Individual Statistics Scoring Rnk Player-Team 1. Kevin Tiggs, ETSU 2. James Florence, MER 3. Courtney Pigram, ETSU 4. Garfield Blair, STET 5. Adnan Hodzic, LIP 6. Ben Smith, JU 7. Alex Renfroe, BEL 8. Jonathan Rodriguez, CAM 9. Mike Smith, ETSU 10. Bobby Davis, UPST 11. Daniel Emerson, MER 12. Reed Baker, FGCU 13. Eni Cuka, UNF 14. A.J. Smith, STET 15. Matthew Dotson, BEL Rebounding Rnk Player-Team 1. Daniel Emerson, MER 2. Bobby Davis, UPST 3. Jonathan Rodriguez, CAM 4. Mike Smith, ETSU 5. Garfield Blair, STET 6. Derrick O’Neil, FGCU 7. Alex Renfroe, BEL 8. Adnan Hodzic, LIP 9. Marcus Allen, JU 10. Lehmon Colbert, JU

Cl Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Sr.

G 34 32 34 30 30 32 33 30 34 30 32 31 23 29 33

FG 248 229 214 187 210 168 182 163 175 167 146 126 03 111 142

3FG 37 63 76 39 0 66 32 19 44 2 20 60 42 57 72

FT 196 145 94 105 93 138 138 124 127 107 129 103 55 86 45

Cl Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr.

G 32 30 30 34 30 31 33 30 32 32

OFF 119 81 91 50 62 87 70 69 88 68

DEF 224 194 157 213 170 139 166 143 125 131

TOT Avg/G 343 10.7 275 9.2 248 8.3 263 7.7 232 7.7 226 7.3 236 7.2 212 7.1 213 6.7 199 6.2

Defensive Rebounds Rnk Player-Team 1. Daniel Emerson, MER 2. Bobby Davis, UPST 3. Mike Smith, ETSU 4. Garfield Blair, STET 5. Jonathan Rodriguez, CAM 6. Alex Renfroe, BEL 7. Adnan Hodzic, LIP 8. Derrick O’Neil, FGCU Kyle Marks, FGCU 10. Josh Slater, LIP

Cl Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So.

G 32 30 34 30 30 33 30 31 31 31

DR Avg/G 224 7.00 194 6.47 213 6.26 170 5.67 157 5.23 166 5.03 143 4.77 139 4.48 139 4.48 127 4.10

Cl Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. So. Sr.

G 32 30 30 31 32 30 31 31 30 30

OR Avg/G 119 3.72 91 3.03 86 2.87 87 2.81 88 2.75 81 2.70 73 2.35 73 2.35 69 2.30 65 2.17

Cl So. So. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr.

G 31 30 31 33 34 30 33 31 32 30

FG 126 210 107 182 248 167 106 118 146 163

FGA 208 358 184 332 469 316 208 235 307 344

Pct .606 .587 .582 .548 .529 .528 .510 .502 .476 .474

Cl Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

G 31 32 30 33 29 23 32 32 28 31

3FG 41 34 52 93 66 42 66 83 41 68

FGA 91 82 130 242 174 112 179 226 112 186

Pct .451 .415 .400 .384 .379 .375 .369 .367 .366 .366

Offensive Rebounds Rnk Player-Team 1. Daniel Emerson, MER 2. Jonathan Rodriguez, CAM 3. Sheldon Oliver, STET 4. Derrick O’Neil, FGCU 5. Marcus Allen, JU 6. Bobby Davis, UPST 7. Ayron Hardy, JU Brandon Brown, LIP 9. Adnan Hodzic, LIP 10. Tim Lang, STET Field Goal Percentage Rnk Player-Team 1. Ayron Hardy, JU 2. Adnan Hodzic, LIP 3. Brandon Brown, LIP 4. Alex Renfroe, BEL 5. Kevin Tiggs, ETSU 6. Bobby Davis, UPST 7. Jon House, BEL 8. Kyle Marks, FGCU 9. Daniel Emerson, MER 10. Jonathan Rodriguez, CAM 3-Pt. FG Percentage Rnk Player-Team 1. Michael Lusk, LIP 2. Lehmon Colbert, JU 3. Lorne Merthie, CAM 4. Andy Wicke, BEL 5. Kelvin McConnell, KSU 6. Eni Cuka, UNF 7. Ben Smith, JU 8. E.J. Kusnyer, MER 9. Gabor Boros, UPST 10. Delvin Franklin, FGCU

Pts 729 666 598 518 513 540 534 469 521 443 441 415 303 365 401

Avg/G 21.4 20.8 17.6 17.3 17.1 16.9 16.2 15.6 15.3 14.8 13.8 13.4 13.2 12.6 12.2

Free Throw Percentage Rnk Player-Team 1. Reed Baker, FGCU 2. A.J. Smith, STET 3. Eni Cuka, UNF 4. Jimmy Oden, LIP 5. Jonathan Rodriguez, CAM 6. Ben Smith, JU 7. Lorne Merthie, CAM 8. Mike Smith, ETSU 9. Kevin Tiggs, ETSU 10. Adnan Hodzic, LIP

Cl So. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So.

G 31 29 23 31 30 32 30 34 34 30

Assists Rnk Player-Team 1. Alex Renfroe, BEL 2. Junard Hartley, CAM 3. Courtney Pigram, ETSU 4. Ben Smith, JU 5. Cortez Riley, UNF 6. A.J. Smith, STET 7. James Florence, MER 8. Michael Lusk, LIP 9. Andy Wicke, BEL 10. Josh Slater, LIP

Cl Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So.

G 33 30 34 32 30 29 32 31 33 31

Cl Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Jr.

G 31 30 32 33 33 31 34 31 30 29

Asst 112 130 128 169 112 95 138 100 116 110

Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So.

G 32 32 33 34 33 34 31 29 30 31 31 31

Stls Avg/G 72 2.25 70 2.19 70 2.12 72 2.12 69 2.09 58 1.71 52 1.68 46 1.59 47 1.57 48 1.55 48 1.55 48 1.55

Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr.

G 30 31 33 26 30 29 31 30 32 29

Blks Avg/G 79 2.63 51 1.65 52 1.58 33 1.27 35 1.17 30 1.03 28 0.90 27 0.90 26 0.81 23 0.79

Cl Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr.

G 33 32 29 34 31 33 32 32 30 29

3-Pt. Avg/G 93 2.82 83 2.59 66 2.28 76 2.24 68 2.19 72 2.18 66 2.06 63 1.97 59 1.97 57 1.97

Assist-To-Turnover Ratio Rnk Player-Team 1. Michae Lusk, LIP 2. Junard Hartley, CAM 3. Ben Smith, JU 4. Alex Renfroe, BEL 5. Andy Wicke, BEL 6. Jimmy Oden, LIP 7. Courtney Pigram, ETSU 8. Josh Slater, LIP 9. Cortez Riley, UNF 10. A.J. Smith, STET Steals Rnk Player-Team 1. James Florence, MER 2. Ben Smith, JU 3. Andy Wicke, BEL 4. Kevin Tiggs, ETSU 5. Alex Renfroe, BEL 6. Courtney Pigram, ETSU 7. Ayron Hardy, JU 8. Spencer Dixon, KSU 9. Lorne Merthie, CAM 10. Josh Slater, LIP Derrick O’Neil, FGCU Jimmy Oden, LIP Blocked Shots Rnk Player-Team 1. Nick Schneiders, UPST 2. Kyle Marks, FGCU 3. Greg Hamlin, ETSU 4. Zadrian Gibson, KSU 5. Tim Lang, STET 6. Matt Sauey, UNF 7. Ayron Hardy, JU 8. Kyle Vejraska, CAM 9. Marcus Allen, JU 10. Jon-Mich Nickerson, KSU 3-Pt. Made Per Game Rnk Player-Team 1. Andy Wicke, BEL 2. E.J. Kusnyer, MER 3. Kelvin McConnell, KSU 4. Courtney Pigram, ETSU 5. Delvin Franklin, FGCU 6. Matthew Dotson, BEL 7. Ben Smith, JU 8. James Florence, MER Josh Chavis, UPST A.J. Smith, STET

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Pct .844 .819 .809 .802 .790 .789 .786 .774 .766 .744

Assts Avg/G 169 5.12 130 4.33 138 4.06 128 4.00 116 3.87 110 3.79 119 3.72 112 3.61 112 3.39 100 3.23 Avg 3.6 4.3 4.0 5.1 3.4 3.1 4.1 3.2 3.9 3.8

Turn 58 71 74 120 82 70 113 84 102 104

Avg 1.9 2.4 2.3 3.6 2.5 2.3 3.3 2.7 3.4 3.6

Ratio 1.93 1.83 1.73 1.41 1.37 1.36 1.22 1.19 1.14 1.06

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Cl Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr.

G 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 19 20

FG 158 136 130 145 125 113 99 108 99 100 94 87 83 77 91

3FG 41 25 31 0 19 42 38 29 11 2 12 37 35 40 42

FT 106 112 78 74 70 58 88 78 85 84 84 73 40 60 31

Cl Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr.

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OFF 74 47 45 58 61 33 51 57 36 49

DEF 139 131 117 102 98 124 98 88 102 76

TOT Avg/G 213 10.7 178 8.9 162 8.1 160 8.0 159 8.0 157 7.9 149 7.5 145 7.3 138 6.9 125 6.3

Defensive Rebounds Rnk Player-Team 1. Daniel Emerson-MER 2. Bobby Davis-UPST 3. Mike Smith-ETSU 4. Garfield Blair-STET 5. Jonathan Rodriguez-CAM Alex Renfroe-BEL 7. Adnan Hodzic-LIP Derrick O’Neil-FGCU 9. Josh Slater-LIP 10. Marcus Allen-JU

Cl Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Sr.

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DR Avg/G 139 6.95 131 6.55 124 6.20 117 5.85 102 5.10 102 5.10 98 4.90 98 4.90 92 4.60 88 4.40

Cl Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr.

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OR Avg/G 74 3.70 61 3.05 58 2.90 57 2.85 51 2.55 49 2.45 49 2.45 47 2.35 47 2.35 45 2.25

Cl So. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr.

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FG 84 125 145 61 100 136 73 71 74 99

FGA 133 205 240 104 189 264 143 146 153 207

Pct .632 .610 .604 .587 .529 .515 .510 .486 .484 .478

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3FG 27 26 22 38 31 25 29 35 31 54

FGA 58 56 53 93 78 63 75 91 83 145

Pct .466 .464 .415 .409 .397 .397 .387 .385 .373 .372

Offensive Rebounds Rnk Player-Team 1. Daniel Emerson-MER 2. Derrick O’Neil-FGCU 3. Jonathan Rodriguez-CAM 4. Marcus Allen-JU 5. Adnan Hodzic-LIP 6. Sheldon Oliver-STET Lehmon Colbert-JU 8. Bobby Davis-UPST Ayron Hardy-JU 10. Garfield Blair-STET Field Goal Percentage Rnk Player-Team 1. Ayron Hardy-JU 2. Alex Renfroe-BEL 3. Adnan Hodzic-LIP 4. Brian Wright-LIP 5. Bobby Davis-UPST 6. Kevin Tiggs-ETSU 7. Jon House-BEL 8. Marcus Allen-JU 9. Kyle Marks-FGCU 10. Daniel Emerson-MER 3-Pt. FG Percentage Rnk Player-Team 1. Michael Lusk-LIP 2. Jordan Burgason-LIP 3. Lehmon Colbert-JU 4. Lorne Merthie-CAM 5. Garfield Blair-STET 6. Brian Wright-LIP 7. Mike Smith-ETSU 8. Eni Cuka-UNF 9. Shane Dansby-BEL 10. Andy Wicke-BEL

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Avg/G 23.2 20.5 18.5 18.2 17.0 16.3 16.2 16.2 14.7 14.3 14.2 14.2 13.4 13.4 12.8

Free Throw Percentage Rnk Player-Team 1. Michael Ellis-MER 2. Ben Smith-JU 3. Jonathan Rodriguez-CAM 4. Reed Baker-FGCU 5. A.J. Smith-STET 6. Mike Smith-ETSU 7. Kevin Tiggs-ETSU 8. Jimmy Oden-LIP 9. Eni Cuka-UNF 10. Lorne Merthie-CAM

Cl Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr.

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ssists A Rnk Player-Team 1. Alex Renfroe-BEL 2. Junard Hartley-CAM 3. Cortez Riley-UNF 4. Ben Smith-JU 5. James Florence-MER 6. A.J. Smith-STET 7. Josh Slater-LIP 8. Michael Lusk-LIP 9. Courtney Pigram-ETSU 10. Andy Wicke-BEL

Cl Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr.

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Cl So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Jr.

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Asst 89 84 70 66 61 102 73 88 64 79

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Stls Avg/G 50 2.50 49 2.45 49 2.45 42 2.10 41 2.05 37 1.85 36 1.80 36 1.80 34 1.70 34 1.70

Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So.

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Blks Avg/G 54 2.70 40 2.00 33 1.65 25 1.32 26 1.30 21 1.05 21 1.05 21 1.05 20 1.00 16 0.80

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3-Pt. Avg/G 54 2.70 54 2.70 44 2.20 40 2.11 42 2.10 42 2.10 41 2.05 41 2.05 41 2.05 39 1.95

Assist-To-Turnover Ratio Rnk Player-Team 1. Junard Hartley-CAM 2. Ben Smith-JU 3. Michael Lusk-LIP 4. Andy Wicke-BEL 5. Adam Sollazzo-ETSU 6. Alex Renfroe-BEL 7. Josh Slater-LIP 8. Cortez Riley-UNF 9. Jimmy Oden-LIP 10. James Florence-MER Steals Rnk Player-Team 1. Alex Renfroe-BEL 2. Kevin Tiggs-ETSU James Florence-MER 4. Andy Wicke-BEL 5. Ben Smith-JU 6. Spencer Dixon-KSU 7. Junard Hartley-CAM Ayron Hardy-JU 9. Courtney Pigram-ETSU Lorne Merthie-CAM Blocked Shots Rnk Player-Team 1. Nick Schneiders-UPST 2. Kyle Marks-FGCU 3. Greg Hamlin-ETSU 4. Zadrian Gibson-KSU 5. Matt Sauey-UNF 6. Kyle Vejraska-CAM Marcus Allen-JU Tim Lang-STET 9. Ayron Hardy-JU 10. Brian Mills-MER 3-Pt. Made Per Game Rnk Player-Team 1. Andy Wicke-BEL E.J. Kusnyer-MER 3. Delvin Franklin-FGCU 4. A.J. Smith-STET 5. Matthew Dotson-BEL Courtney Pigram-ETSU 7. Josh Chavis-UPST Kelvin McConnell-KSU James Florence-MER 10. Kurtis Woods-KSU

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FTA 56 103 101 88 73 95 141 72 51 55

Pct .857 .854 .832 .830 .822 .821 .794 .792 .784 .782

Assts Avg/G 102 5.10 89 4.45 88 4.40 84 4.20 79 3.95 71 3.74 73 3.65 70 3.50 69 3.45 66 3.30 Avg 4.5 4.2 3.5 3.3 3.1 5.1 3.7 4.4 3.2 4.0

Turn 45 44 42 43 42 75 55 71 53 72

Avg 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1 3.8 2.8 3.6 2.7 3.6

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Opponents 2009-10 Travel & Opponents When USC Upstate plays its 29-game schedule in 2009-10, it will do so in 10 states (Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) and four time zones (Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific). Games by State... Arizona.......................................................................... 1

Tempe............................12/23/09 at Arizona State

Florida............................................................................ 5

DeLand..................................... 2/27/10 at Stetson

Fort Myers................ 2/25/10 at Florida Gulf Coast

Jacksonville......................1/21/10 at North Florida

Jacksonville.......................1/23/10 at Jacksonville

Miami.........................................11/28/09 at Miami

Georgia.......................................................................... 2

Kennesaw..................... 2/6/10 at Kennesaw State

Macon.......................................... 2/8/10 at Mercer

Indiana........................................................................... 1

Bloomington.............................11/16/09 at Indiana

Kansas........................................................................... 1

Spartan Travels 12,207 Miles Roundtrip from Spartanburg

If Driving by Car...

Bloomignton, Ind........................................8 hrs., 31 min.

Nevada.......................................................................... 1

Buies Creek, N.C.......................................4 hrs., 14 min.

Taking into account traveling from city to city on some legs of different road trips throughout the season, Upstate will travel 12,207 miles roundtrip to play its 17-game road schedule. Upstate will begin the season with a 1,835-mile roundtrip journey to Lincoln, Neb., to play Nebraska, then head to Bloomington, Ind., to play Indiana before returning to Spartanburg.

Fort Myers, Fla........................................10 hrs., 58 min.

Kennesaw, Ga...........................................3 hrs., 10 min.

Johnson City................................2/21/10 at ETSU

Las Vegas, Nev........................................31 hrs., 24 min.

Nashville.................................... 1/7/10 at Belmont

Lincoln, Neb.............................................17 hrs., 11 min.

Have Ball, Will Travel

Macon, Ga.................................................4 hrs., 14 min.

Nashville..................................1/9/10 at Lipscomb

DeLand, Fla...............................................7 hrs., 28 min.

Jacksonville, Fla........................................5 hrs., 46 min. Johnson City, Tenn....................................2 hrs., 12 min.

South Carolina............................................................. 13

Rock Hill................................ 11/21/09 at Winthrop

Spartanburg........... 11/24/09 vs. UNC Greensboro

Tempe, Ariz..............................................29 hrs., 25 min.

Spartanburg...........................11/30/09 vs. Stetson

Wichita, Kan............................................16 hrs., 58 min.

Spartanburg..........12/14/09 vs. Florida Gulf Coast

Spartanburg........................ 12/16/09 vs. Winthrop

Spartanburg............................1/2/10 vs. Campbell

Spartanburg................................. 1/4/10 vs. ETSU

Spartanburg..............................1/15/10 vs. Mercer

Winthrop..............................................................Dec. 17

Spartanburg...............1/17/10 vs. Kennesaw State

Campbell*.............................................................. Jan. 2

Spartanburg....................1/27/10 vs. North Florida

ETSU*.................................................................... Jan. 4

Spartanburg..................... 1/31/10 vs. Jacksonville

Spartanburg..........................2/11/10 vs. Lipscomb

Spartanburg............................2/13/10 vs. Belmont

Rock Hill, S.C............................................. 1 hr., 25 min.

Buies Creek, N.C............................... 183 miles DeLand, Fla....................................... 411 miles Fort Myers, Fla.................................. 577 miles Jacksonville, Fla................................ 329 miles

Games in the Hodge Center...

Johnson City, Tenn.............................. 99 miles

UNC Greensboro................................................. Nov. 24

Kennesaw, Ga. ............................... 166 miles

Stetson*............................................................... Nov. 30

Las Vegas, Nev............................... 1,863 miles

Florida Gulf Coast*..............................................Dec. 14

Lincoln, Neb....................................... 900 miles Macon, Ga. ....................................... 175 miles Miami, Fla.......................................... 642 miles

Mercer* (CSS TV)................................................ Jan. 15

Nashville, Tenn.................................. 286 miles

Kennesaw State*................................................. Jan. 17

Rock Hill, S.C...................................... 50 miles

Buies Creek........................... 2/17/10 at Campbell

Tennessee..................................................................... 2

Nashville, Tenn..........................................5 hrs., 39 min.

Bloomington, Ind................................ 386 miles

Las Vegas..................................12/19/09 at UNLV

North Carolina............................................................... 1

Miami, Fla..................................................11 hrs., 2 min.

Miles From Spartanburg To...

Wichita............................. 12/5/09 at Wichita State

North Florida*...................................................... Jan. 27

Tennessee..................................................................... 2

Tempe, Ariz..................................... 1,713 miles

Jacksonville*........................................................ Jan. 31

Wichita, Kan...................................... 878 miles

Lipscomb*............................................................ Feb. 11

Johnson City................................2/21/10 at ETSU

Belmont*.............................................................. Feb. 13

Nashville.................................... 1/7/10 at Belmont

* A-Sun Conference Game

Nashville..................................1/9/10 at Lipscomb

Miles From Home......................... 8,658 miles

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Opponents Men’s Basketball Media Relations Contacts Arizona State

Jacksonville

North Florida

MBB Contact................................................Doug Tammaro

MBB Contact........................................................Joel Lamp

MBB Contact...................................................... Jeff Wuerth

Office Phone.................................................(480) 965-5799

Office Phone.................................................(904) 256-7409

Office Phone.................................................(904) 620-4027

Mobile Phone................................................(480) 734-7795

E-Mail............................................................. jlamp@ju.edu

Mobile Phone................................................(614) 402-2204

E-Mail.....................................................tammaro@asu.edu

SID Fax.........................................................(904) 236-7424

E-Mail....................................................... j.wuerth@unf.edu

SID Fax.........................................................(480) 965-5408

Press Row Phone.........................................(904) 256-7578

SID Fax.........................................................(904) 620-2821

Press Row Phone................................(480) 965-7274/4778

Web site..............................................www.JUDolphins.com

Press Row Phone.........................................(904) 620-1902

Web site............................................www.thesundevils.com

Web site........................................... www.UNFOspreys.com

Belmont

Kennesaw State

Stetson

MBB Contact.......................................................Greg Sage

MBB Contact.......................................................Mark Toma

MBB Contact...................................................Dean Watson

Office Phone.................................................(615) 460-6698

Office Phone.................................................(770) 499-3217

Office Phone.................................................(386) 822-8130

E-Mail............................................greg.sage@belmont.edu

Mobile Phone................................................(770) 862-8556

Mobile Phone................................................(386) 747-2824

SID Fax.........................................................(615) 460-5584

E-Mail..............................................mtoma@kennesaw.edu

E-Mail................................................dwatson@stetson.edu

Press Row Phone.........................................(615) 460-8554

SID Fax.........................................................(678) 797-2122

SID Fax.........................................................(386) 822-7486

Web site.........................................www.BelmontBruins.com

Press Row Phone.........................................(770) 499-3621

Press Row Phone.........................................(386) 822-8133

Web site................................................... www.ksuowls.com

Web site.................................................www.gohatters.com

Campbell

Lipscomb

UNLV

MBB Contact.........................................................Stan Cole

MBB Contact..................................................Trevor Garrett

MBB Contact...............................................Andy Grossman

Office Phone.................................................(910) 893-1331

Office Phone.................................................(615) 966-5990

Office Phone.................................................(702) 895-3995

Mobile Phone................................................(910) 814-7467

Mobile Phone................................................(904) 378-3025

Mobile Phone................................................(702) 630-3949

E-Mail....................................................cole@campbell.edu

E-Mail.......................................garretttj@mail.lipscomb.edu

E-Mail..........................................andy.grossman@unlv.edu

SID Fax.........................................................(910) 893-1330

SID Fax.........................................................(615) 966-1806

SID Fax.........................................................(702) 895-0989

Press Row Phone.........................................(910) 814-5541

Press Row Phone.........................................(615) 966-7051

Press Row Phone.........................................(702) 895-4600

Web site...............................................www.GoCamels.com

Web site...................................... www.LipscombSports.com

Web site........................................... www.UNLVRebels.com

ETSU

Mercer

UNC Greensboro

MBB Contact..................................................Michael White

MBB Contact...................................................Robbie Burns

MBB Contact...............................................Mike Hirschman

Office Phone.................................................(423) 439-4220

Office Phone.................................................(478) 301-2735

Office Phone.................................................(336) 224-5615

Mobile Phone................................................(423) 956-1461

E-Mail............................................... burns_rd@mercer.edu

Mobile Phone................................................(336) 202-5331

E-Mail...................................................... whitem@etsu.edu

SID Fax.........................................................(478) 301-5350

E-Mail..................................................mwhirsch@uncg.edu

SID Fax.........................................................(423) 439-6138

Press Row Phone.........................................(478) 301-5161

SID Fax.........................................................(336) 334-3182

Press Row Phone.........................................(423) 439-5329

Web site........................................... www.MercerBears.com

Press Row Phone.......................................................... TBA

Web site.............................................. www.ETSUBucs.com

Web site.......................................www.UNCGSpartans.com

FGCU

Miami

Wichita State

MBB Contact...................................................... Chris Perry

MBB Contact................................................Margaret Belch

MBB Contact....................................................Larry Rankin

Office Phone.................................................(239) 590-7061

Office Phone.................................................(305) 284-3241

Office Phone.................................................(316) 978-3265

E-Mail........................................................cperry@fgcu.edu

Mobile Phone................................................(305) 915-0588

Mobile Phone................................................(316) 258-4354

SID Fax.........................................................(239) 590-7014

E-Mail................................................... mbelch@miami.edu

E-Mail...........................................lrankin@goshockers.com

Press Row Phone.........................................(239) 707-3943

SID Fax.........................................................(305) 284-2807

SID Fax.........................................................(316) 978-3336

Web site............................................www.fgcuathletics.com

Press Row Phone......................................... (305) 284-2111

Press Row Phone.........................................(316) 978-3390

Web site......................................www.HurricaneSports.com

Web site............................................ www.GoShockers.com

Indiana

Nebraska

Winthrop

MBB Contact..................................................J.D. Campbell

MBB Contact.....................................................Jerry Trickie

MBB Contact........................................................Jack Frost

Office Phone.................................................(812) 855-9794

Office Phone.................................................(402) 472-2263

Office Phone.................................................(803) 323-2129

Mobile Phone................................................(812) 322-0146

Mobile Phone................................................(402) 540-0269

Mobile Phone................................................(803) 894-3422

E-Mail...................................................... jc56@indiana.edu

E-Mail................................................. jtrickie@huskers.com

E-Mail................................................... frostj@winthrop.edu

SID Fax.........................................................(812) 855-9401

SID Fax.........................................................(402) 472-2005

SID Fax.........................................................(803) 323-2433

Press Row Phone.........................................(812) 855-2754

Press Row Phone.........................................(402) 472-2279

Press Row Phone.........................................(803) 323-2156

Web site...............................................www.IUhoosiers.com

Web site...................................................www.Huskers.com

Web site........................................www.winthropeagles.com

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Opponents A r i z o n a

S t a t e

Dec. 23 • Tempe, Ariz.

B e l m o n t

C a m p b e l l

Jan. 7 • Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 13 • Hodge Center

Jan. 2 • Hodge Center Feb. 17 • Buies Creek, N.C.

Bruins

Sun Devils

Camels

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:............................................................ Tempe, Ariz. Founded:.......................................................................1885 Enrollment:.................................................................51,000 Colors:...........................................................Maroon & Gold Conference:............................................................... Pac-10 President:.................................................. Dr. Michael Crow Director of Athletics:............................................... Lisa Love Home Court:..............................Wells Fargo Arena (14,141)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:.......................................................Nashville, Tenn. Founded:.......................................................................1951 Enrollment:...................................................................5,017 Colors:.....................................................Navy, Red & White Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:..............................................Dr. Robert C. Fisher Director of Athletics:...................................... Mike Strickland Home Court:................................Curb Event Center (5,000)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:................................................... Buies Creek, N.C. Founded:.......................................................................1887 Enrollment:...................................................................6,834 Colors:..........................................................Orange & Black Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:..............................................Dr. Jerry M. Wallace Director of Athletics:..................................... Stan Williamson Home Court:........................................... Gore Arena (3,095)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:.....................................................Herb Sendek Alma Mater....................................... Carnegie-Mellon, 1985 Record at School:......................................... 54-45 (5 years) Overall Record:....................................... 308-203 (16 years) Associate Head Coach:................................Dedrique Taylor Assistant Coaches:.......................Scott Pera, Lamont Smith 2007-08 Record:...........................................................25-10 Conf. Record/Finish:..............................................11-7/T-3rd Postseason:............................................. 2nd Round, NCAA ..................................W, Temple, 66-57; L, Syracuse, 78-67 Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................7/4 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................3/2 Series Record:..................................................................0-0 Last Meeting:................................................................... N/A

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:.......................................................... Rick Byrd Alma Mater................................................ Tennessee, 1976 Record at School:................................... 469-261 (23 years) Overall Record:....................................... 561-316 (28 years) Associate Head Coach:..............................Casey Alexander Assistant Coaches:.....................Brian Ayers, Roger Idstrom 2008-09 Record:...........................................................20-13 Conf. Record/Finish:............................................ 14-6/T-2nd Postseason:......................Quarterfinals, CollegeInsider.com .....................................................L, at Old Dominion, 70-62 Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................7/6 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................1/4 Series Record:.................................................. Belmont, 4-0 Last Meeting:............................................ L, 76-56 (2/16/09)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:.....................................................Robbie Laing Alma Mater................................................. Troy State, 1982 Record at School:....................................... 53-120 (6 years) Overall Record:........................................... 53-120 (6 years) Assistant Coaches:...................... Charles Baker, Brian Burg .................................................................. Michael Slonaker 2008-09 Record:...........................................................14-16 Conf. Record/Finish:.................................................11-9/5th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Lettermen Returning/Lost:..............................................10/5 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................4/1 Series Record:..................................................................2-2 Last Meeting:............................................ L, 51-47 (2/21/09)

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 13..........................................................Western Illinois Nov. 16-17.................... NIT Season Tip-Off (Campus Sites) Nov. 20...........................................................San Francisco Nov. 25-27................... NIT Season Tip-Off (New York, N.Y.) Nov. 30.................................................. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Dec. 3................... Baylor (Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Series) Dec. 8........................................................................ at BYU Dec. 12......................................................... Delaware State Dec. 19........................................................San Diego State Dec. 21.................................................... UC Santa Barbara Dec. 23............................................................ USC Upstate Dec. 31...................................................................at UCLA* Jan. 2........................................................................at USC* Jan. 8.................................................................Washington* Jan. 10..................................................... Washington State* Jan. 14................................................................. at Oregon* Jan. 16........................................................ at Oregon State* Jan. 23..................................................................... Arizona* Jan. 28.................................................................. California* Jan. 30....................................................................Stanford* Feb. 4.................................................. at Washington State* Feb. 6............................................................at Washington* Feb. 11............................................................ Oregon State* Feb. 13.................................................................... Oregon* Feb. 21................................................................ at Arizona* Feb. 25...............................................................at Stanford* Feb. 27............................................................. at California* Mar. 4............................................................................USC* Mar. 6..........................................................................UCLA* Mar. 10-13..............................................Pac 10 Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 13..................................................... vs. Portland State Nov. 14......................................................... vs. Washington Nov. 15.........................................................vs. Wright State Nov. 21.......................................................... Alabama State Nov. 28...................................................... at Eastern Illinois Nov. 30....................................................... Tennessee State Dec. 3.................................................... at Kennesaw State* Dec. 5................................................................... at Mercer* Dec. 8..........................................at Middle Tennessee State Dec. 16................................................................at St. Louis Dec. 19.......................................................... Eastern Illinois Dec. 29..................................................................at Kansas Jan. 2...................................................... Florida Gulf Coast* Jan. 4....................................................................... Stetson* Jan. 7.............................................................USC Upstate* Jan. 11.............................................................. at Lipscomb* Jan. 14.........................................................at North Florida* Jan. 16.......................................................... at Jacksonville* Jan. 21.................................................................. Campbell* Jan. 23........................................................................ETSU* Jan. 27.................................................................. Lipscomb* Jan. 30.............................................................. at Campbell* Feb. 1.....................................................................at ETSU* Feb. 5............................................................... Jacksonville* Feb. 7..............................................................North Florida* Feb. 13...................................................... at USC Upstate* Feb. 18................................................................ at Stetson* Feb. 20............................................... at Florida Gulf Coast* Feb. 25..................................................................... Mercer* Feb. 27...................................................... Kennesaw State* Mar. 3-6...................................................A-Sun Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 13.................................................... St. Andrews (Exh.) Nov. 17............................................................ East Carolina Nov. 21.......................................................at UNC Asheville Nov. 23............................................................. Virginia Tech Nov. 27............................................................. North Florida Dec. 7........................................................ Southern Virginia Dec. 10.................................................. at Western Carolina Dec. 14................................................... at UNC Wilmington Dec. 19............................................................. Jacksonville* Dec. 22............................................................. at Longwood Dec. 30.....................................................Appalachian State Jan. 2........................................................ at USC Upstate* Jan. 7.................................................................... at Mercer* Jan. 9..................................................... at Kennesaw State* Jan. 14.................................................... Florida Gulf Coast* Jan. 16..................................................................... Stetson* Jan. 21................................................................ at Belmont* Jan. 23.............................................................. at Lipscomb* Jan. 27....................................................................at ETSU* Jan. 30.................................................................... Belmont* Feb. 1................................................................... Lipscomb* Feb. 4.................................................................. at Stetson* Feb. 6................................................. at Florida Gulf Coast* Feb. 12..................................................................... Mercer* Feb. 15...................................................... Kennesaw State* Feb. 17...........................................................USC Upstate* Feb. 19.......................................................................ETSU* Feb. 25......................................................... at Jacksonville* Feb. 27........................................................at North Florida* Mar. 3-6...................................................A-Sun Tournament

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Opponents E T S U

F G C U

I n d i a n a

Jan. 4 • Hodge Center Feb. 21 • Johnson City, Tenn.

Dec. 14 • Hodge Center Feb. 25 • Ft. Myers, Fla.

Nov. 16 • Bloomington, Ind.

Buccaneers

Hoosiers

Eagles

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:.................................................Johnson City, Tenn. Founded:....................................................................... 1911 Enrollment:.................................................................13,500 Colors:................................................Navy Blue & Old Gold Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:..............................................Dr. Paul Stanton, Jr. Director of Athletics:.......................................... Dave Mullins Home Court:...................................Memorial Center (6,500)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:.........................................................Ft. Myers, Fla. Founded:.......................................................................1997 Enrollment:................................................................. 11,200 Colors:................................... Cobalt Blue & Emerald Green Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:............................................ Dr. Wilson Bradshaw Director of Athletics:....................................... Ken Kavanagh Home Court:........................................... Alico Arena (4,500)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:....................................................Bloomington, Ind. Founded:.......................................................................1820 Enrollment:.................................................................40,354 Colors:...................................................... Cream & Crimson Conference:...............................................................Big Ten President:................................................ Michael McRobbie Director of Athletics:............................................. Fred Glass Home Court:.....................................Assembly Hall (17,357)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:.................................................... Murry Bartow Alma Mater............................... Alabama-Birmingham, 1985 Record at School:........................................118-72 (6 years) Overall Record:....................................... 221-155 (12 years) Assistant Coaches:..... Scott Wagers, Mike Boyd, Will Bailey 2008-09 Record:...........................................................23-11 Conf. Record/Finish:............................................ 14-6/T-2nd Postseason:...........First Round, NCAA, L, Pittsburgh, 72-62 Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................8/3 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................2/3 Series Record:...................................................... ETSU, 4-0 Last Meeting:............................................ L, 66-61 (2/19/09)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:....................................................... Dave Balza Alma Mater................................................... Michigan, 1991 Record at School:....................................... 135-80 (7 years) Overall Record:........................................... 135-80 (7 years) Assistant Coaches:.................... Tae Norwood, Nick Bennett .............................................................................. Leo Miller 2008-09 Record:...........................................................11-20 Conf. Record/Finish:.................................................7-13/9th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Lettermen Returning/Lost:.............................................. 11/5 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................4/1 Series Record:..................................................... FGCU, 2-1 Last Meeting:............................................. W, 71-62 (2/9/09)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:........................................................ Tom Crean Alma Mater.......................................Central Michigan, 1989 Record at School:............................................. 6-25 (1 year) Overall Record:....................................... 196-121 (10 years) Assistant Coaches:............................................ Tim Buckley ...................................................................... Bennie Seltzer ................................................................. Roshown McLeod 2008-09 Record:.............................................................6-25 Conf. Record/Finish:...............................................1-17/11th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................9/5 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................3/2 Series Record:..................................................................0-0 Last Meeting:................................................................... N/A

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 14.....................................................Appalachian State Nov. 17......................................................... at Chattanooga Nov. 19........................................................ at Morgan State Nov. 21............................................................... at Louisville Nov. 25............................................... College of Charleston Nov. 27............................................................... at Arkansas Nov. 29............................................................North Florida* Dec. 2...............................................................at Tennessee Dec. 4........................................................................ at UAB Dec. 10........................................................... North Georgia Dec. 12............................................................. Murray State Dec. 18.................................................... at Morehead State Dec. 21.............................................................. Jacksonville Jan. 4........................................................ at USC Upstate* Jan. 7..................................................... at Kennesaw State* Jan. 9.................................................................... at Mercer* Jan. 14..................................................................... Stetson* Jan. 16.................................................... Florida Gulf Coast* Jan. 21.............................................................. at Lipscomb* Jan. 23................................................................ at Belmont* Jan. 27.................................................................. Campbell* Jan. 30.................................................................. Lipscomb* Feb. 1..................................................................... Belmont* Feb. 4................................................. at Florida Gulf Coast* Feb. 6.................................................................. at Stetson* Feb. 12...................................................... Kennesaw State* Feb. 14..................................................................... Mercer* Feb. 19............................................................. at Campbell* Feb. 21...........................................................USC Upstate* Feb. 25........................................................at North Florida* Feb. 27......................................................... at Jacksonville* Mar. 3-6...................................................A-Sun Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 13...................................................... at Michigan State Nov. 19...................................................at Prarie View A&M Nov. 21...............................................at Southern Methodist Nov. 25.................................................................... at Miami Dec. 1......................................................Bethune-Cookman Dec. 5............................................................... at Longwood Dec. 12.................................................. Florida International Dec. 14...................................................... at USC Upstate* Dec. 16.......................................... at North Carolina Central Dec. 22...................................................................... DePaul Dec. 29................................................................ at Stetson* Jan. 2.................................................................. at Belmont* Jan. 4................................................................ at Lipscomb* Jan. 8...............................................................North Florida* Jan. 10.............................................................. Jacksonville* Jan. 14.............................................................. at Campbell* Jan. 16....................................................................at ETSU* Jan. 22....................................................... Kennesaw State* Jan. 24...................................................................... Mercer* Jan. 27..................................................................... Stetson* Jan. 30................................................... at Kennesaw State* Feb. 1................................................................... at Mercer* Feb. 4.........................................................................ETSU* Feb. 6................................................................... Campbell* Feb. 11.......................................................... at Jacksonville* Feb. 13........................................................at North Florida* Feb. 18................................................................. Lipscomb* Feb. 20................................................................... Belmont* Feb. 25...........................................................USC Upstate*

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 4...................................................... Grace (Ind.) (exh.) Nov. 9.............................................St. Joseph’s (Ind.) (exh.) Nov. 13..................................................................... Howard Nov. 16............................................................ USC Upstate Nov. 19-22................. O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tipoff Nov. 28................................................... Northwestern State Dec. 1............................Maryland (ACC/Big Ten Challenge) Dec. 8...........Pittsburgh (Jimmy V Classic - New York, N.Y.) Dec. 12................................................................... Kentucky Dec. 19.............................................. North Carolina Central Dec. 22..............................................................Loyola (Md.) Dec. 28....................................................................... Bryant Dec. 31.................................................................. Michigan* Jan. 6.............................................................. at Ohio State* Jan. 9......................................................................... Illinois* Jan. 14............................................................... at Michigan* Jan. 17.................................................................Minnesota* Jan. 21............................................................at Penn State* Jan. 24..........................................................................Iowa* Jan. 30................................................................... at Illinois* Feb. 4.......................................................................Purdue* Feb. 7......................................................... at Northwestern* Feb. 10............................................................... Ohio State* Feb. 13............................................................ at Wisconsin* Feb. 16.........................................................Michigan State* Feb. 20 or 21...................................................at Minnesota* Feb. 25................................................................ Wisconsin* Feb. 28.....................................................................at Iowa* Mar. 2 or 3 or 4.....................................................at Purdue* Mar. 6.............................................................. Northwestern* Mar. 11-14..............................................Big Ten Tournament

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Opponents J a c k s o n v i l l e

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Jan. 23 • Jacksonville, Fla. Jan. 31 • Hodge Center

S t a t e

L i p s c o m b

Jan. 17 • Hodge Center Feb. 6 • Kennesaw, Ga.

Dolphins

Jan. 9 • Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 11 • Hodge Center

Owls

Bisons

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:.................................................... Jacksonville, Fla. Founded:.......................................................................1934 Enrollment:...................................................................3,436 Colors:.............................................................Green & Gold Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:............................................ Dr. Kerry Romesburg Director of Athletics:....................................... Alan Verlander Home Court:..................... Veterans Memorial Arena (3,984)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:....................................................... Kennesaw, Ga. Founded:.......................................................................1963 Enrollment:.................................................................21,162 Colors:.............................................................. Black & Gold Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:........................................................ Dr. Dan Papp Director of Athletics:.................................... Dr. Dave Waples Home Court:..................... KSU Convocation Center (4,500)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:.......................................................Nashville, Tenn. Founded:.......................................................................1891 Enrollment:...................................................................3,054 Colors:............................................................ Purple & Gold Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:.......................................... Dr. L. Randolph Lowry Director of Athletics:....................................Philip Hutcheson Home Court:........................................... Allen Arena (5,028)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:....................................................... Cliff Warren Alma Mater.......................................Mount St. Mary’s, 1990 Record at School:......................................... 52-67 (3 years) Overall Record:............................................. 52-67 (3 years) Assistant Coaches:.................... Darryl Bruce, Winston Neal .........................................................................Trevor Quinn 2008-09 Record:...........................................................18-14 Conf. Record/Finish:.................................................15-5/1st Postseason:.................................................First Round, NIT ................................................................L, at Florida, 84-62 Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................8/4 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................4/1 Series Record:............................................ Jacksonville, 2-1 Last Meeting:............................................. W, 70-59 (2/1/09)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:......................................................... Tony Ingle Alma Mater............................................... Huntingdon, 1976 Record at School:.................................... 157-151 (9 years) Overall Record:...................................... 227-191 (13 years) Assistant Coaches:................Greg Matta, Montez Robinson ...............................................................................Che Roth 2008-09 Record:.............................................................7-22 Conf. Record/Finish:...............................................3-17/11th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Lettermen Returning/Lost:..............................................13/3 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................5/0 Series Record:................................................. Upstate, 12-8 Last Meeting:........................................... W, 80-51 (2/28/09)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:............................................... Scott Sanderson Alma Mater.......................................... South Carolina, 1984 Record at School:................................... 163-139 (10 years) Overall Record:....................................... 247-164 (13 years) Assistant Coaches:.................... Shaun Senters, Jay Walton ...................................................................... Pete Froedden 2008-09 Record:...........................................................17-14 Conf. Record/Finish:.................................................12-8/4th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................7/2 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................4/1 Series Record:................................................ Lipscomb, 3-1 Last Meeting:............................................ L, 77-44 (2/14/09)

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 16......................................................... at Florida State Nov. 24...............................................................at California Nov. 27...................................................... at South Carolina Nov. 30........................................................at Georgia State Dec. 4.........................................................................Florida Dec. 16................................................at Bethune-Cookman Dec. 19............................................................. at Campbell* Dec. 21...................................................................at ETSU* Jan. 2........................................................................ Mercer* Jan. 4......................................................... Kennesaw State* Jan. 8................................................................... at Stetson* Jan. 10................................................ at Florida Gulf Coast* Jan. 14.................................................................. Lipscomb* Jan. 16.................................................................... Belmont* Jan. 18 . ..........................................................North Florida* Jan. 23...........................................................USC Upstate* Jan. 25..................................................... at Savannah State Jan. 29.........................................................at North Florida* Jan. 31...................................................... at USC Upstate* Feb. 5................................................................. at Belmont* Feb. 7............................................................... at Lipscomb* Feb. 11.................................................... Florida Gulf Coast* Feb. 13.................................................................... Stetson* Feb. 18.................................................. at Kennesaw State* Feb. 20................................................................. at Mercer* Feb. 25................................................................. Campbell* Feb. 27.......................................................................ETSU* Mar. 3-6...................................................A-Sun Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 3............................................... Fort Valley State (exh.) Nov. 13........................................................North Greenville Nov. 14........................................................... North Georgia Nov. 22-28............................ Chicago Invitational Challenge Dec. 3.......................................................................Belmont Dec. 5.................................................................... Lipscomb Dec. 13.................................................................... at Maine Dec. 19................................................. at Western Michigan Dec. 22.........................................................at Georgia Tech Dec. 29................................................................... Fordham Jan. 2...........................................................at North Florida* Jan. 4............................................................ at Jacksonville* Jan. 7..........................................................................ETSU* Jan. 9.................................................................... Campbell* Jan. 12...................................................... SIU-Edwardsville* Jan. 17...................................................... at USC Upstate* Jan. 22................................................ at Florida Gulf Coast* Jan. 24................................................................. at Stetson* Jan. 27.................................................................. at Mercer* Jan. 30.................................................... Florida Gulf Coast* Feb. 1...................................................................... Stetson* Feb. 4....................................................................... Mercer* Feb. 6.............................................................USC Upstate* Feb. 12...................................................................at ETSU* Feb. 15............................................................. at Campbell* Feb. 18............................................................. Jacksonville* Feb. 20............................................................North Florida* Feb. 25............................................................. at Lipscomb* Fen. 27............................................................... at Belmont* Mar. 3-6..........................................Atlantic Sun Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 5..................................................... Wayne State (exh.) Nov. 14...........................................................................Elon Nov. 16..............................................................at Vanderbilt Nov. 19........................................................Tennessee Tech Nov. 24.............................................................at Ohio State Nov. 28...................................................at SIU Edwardsville Dec. 3................................................................... at Mercer* Dec. 5.................................................... at Kennesaw State* Dec. 10.......................................................SIU Edwardsville Dec. 12............................................................. Oakland City Dec. 19.............................................................. at Cincinnati Dec. 21..................................................................at Arizona Jan. 2....................................................................... Stetson* Jan. 4...................................................... Florida Gulf Coast* Jan. 9.............................................................USC Upstate* Jan. 11.................................................................... Belmont* Jan. 14.......................................................... at Jacksonville* Jan. 16.........................................................at North Florida* Jan. 21........................................................................ETSU* Jan. 23.................................................................. Campbell* Jan. 27................................................................ at Belmont* Jan. 30....................................................................at ETSU* Feb. 1............................................................... at Campbell* Feb. 5..............................................................North Florida* Feb. 7............................................................... Jacksonville* Feb. 11...................................................... at USC Upstate* Feb. 18............................................... at Florida Gulf Coast* Feb. 20................................................................ at Stetson* Feb. 25...................................................... Kennesaw State* Feb. 27..................................................................... Mercer* Mar. 3-6...................................................A-Sun Tournament

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Opponents M e r c e r

M i a m i

N e b r a s k a

Jan. 15 • Hodge Center Feb. 8 • Macon, Ga.

Nov. 28 • Miami, Fla.

Nov. 14 • Lincoln, Neb.

Bears

Cornhuskers

Hurricanes

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:............................................................. Macon, Ga. Founded:.......................................................................1833 Enrollment:...................................................................7,500 Colors:..........................................................Orange & Black Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:.......................................... William D. Underwood Director of Athletics:........................................... Bobby Pope Home Court:..................................University Center (3,200)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:...................................................Coral Gables, Fla. Founded:.......................................................................1925 Enrollment:.................................................................15,323 Colors:............................................. Orange, Green & White Conference:.....................................................Atlantic Coast President:.................................................Dr. Donna Shalala Director of Athletics:........................................... Kirby Hocutt Home Court:............................... BankUnited Center (7,200)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:...........................................................Lincoln, Neb. Founded:.......................................................................1869 Enrollment:.................................................................23,000 Colors:....................................................... Scarlett & Cream Conference:.................................................................Big 12 President:.........................................Dr. Harvey S. Perriman Director of Athletics:......................................... Tom Osborne Home Court:...............Bob Devaney Sports Center (13,595)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:.....................................................Bob Hoffman Alma Mater..................................... Oklahoma Baptist, 1979 Record at School:........................................... 17-15 (1 year) Overall Record:....................................... 417-185 (17 years) Assistant Coaches:............... Spencer Wright, Paul Johnson ........................................................................... Mark Osina 2009-10 Record:...........................................................17-15 Conf. Record/Finish:..............................................11-9/T-5th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................5/4 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................4/1 Series Record:.....................................................Mercer, 2-1 Last Meeting:.................................. W, 93-90, 2OT (2/26/09)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:....................................................... Frank Haith Alma Mater...........................................................Elon, 1988 Record at School:......................................... 88-73 (5 years) Overall Record:............................................. 88-73 (5 years) Associate Head Coach:..............................Jorge Fernandez Assistant Coaches:..............Jake Morton, Michael Schwartz 2008-09 Record:...........................................................19-13 Conf. Record/Finish:............................................... 7-9/T-7th Postseason:..................................................NIT, 2nd Round ....................... W, at Providence, 78-66; L, at Florida, 74-60 Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................7/5 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................2/3 Series Record:..................................................................0-0 Last Meeting:................................................................... N/A

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:........................................................ Doc Sadler Alma Mater...................................................Arkansas, 1982 Record at School:......................................... 55-40 (3 years) Overall Record:........................................... 103-58 (5 years) Assistant Coaches:................ Philip Matthews, David Anwar ........................................................................ Walter Roese 2008-09 Record:...........................................................18-13 Conf. Record/Finish:...................................................8-8/8th Postseason:...................................................1st Round, NIT ....................................................... L, at New Mexico, 83-71 Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................5/9 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................1/4 Series Record:..................................................................0-0 Last Meeting:................................................................... N/A

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 5................................................Georgia College (exh.) Nov. 13-15..........World Vision Invitational (Providence, R.I.) Nov. 18........................................................................... Fisk Nov. 21............................................................. Florida State Nov. 27.........................................................at Georgia Tech Dec. 3................................................................... Lipscomb* Dec. 5..................................................................... Belmont* Dec. 10...................................................................Piedmont Dec. 21..............................................................at Vanderbilt Dec. 23................................................................at Alabama Dec. 29...................................................... at UNC Charlotte Jan. 2............................................................ at Jacksonville* Jan. 4...........................................................at North Florida* Jan. 7.................................................................... Campbell* Jan. 9..........................................................................ETSU* Jan. 15...................................................... at USC Upstate* Jan. 22................................................................. at Stetson* Jan. 24................................................ at Florida Gulf Coast* Jan. 27....................................................... Kennesaw State* Jan. 30..................................................................... Stetson* Feb. 1..................................................... Florida Gulf Coast* Feb. 4.................................................... at Kennesaw State* Feb. 8.............................................................USC Upstate* Feb. 12............................................................. at Campbell* Feb. 14...................................................................at ETSU* Feb. 18............................................................North Florida* Feb. 20............................................................. Jacksonville* Feb. 25............................................................... at Belmont* Feb. 27............................................................. at Lipscomb* Mar. 3-6...................................................A-Sun Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 9............................................... Florida Southern (exh.) Nov. 14.............................................. North Carolina Central Nov. 16................................................... Nova Southeastern Nov. 19-22................. Charleston Classic (Charleston, S.C.) Nov. 25.....................................................Florida Gulf Coast Nov. 28............................................................ USC Upstate Dec. 2.......................... Minnesota (Big Ten/ACC Challenge) Dec. 6...................................................... at Boston College* Dec. 12.................................................South Carolina State Dec. 16..................................................................at Stetson Dec. 19.......................................................... Florida Atlantic Dec. 21...................................................North Carolina A&T Dec. 30....................................................Bethune-Cookman Jan. 3.............................................................. at Pepperdine Jan. 9............................................................... Wake Forest* Jan. 13.........................................................at Virginia Tech* Jan. 16..................................................................at Virginia* Jan. 19......................................................... Boston College* Jan. 26...............................................................at Maryland* Jan. 31.............................................................Virginia Tech* Feb. 2.......................................................... at Wake Forest* Feb. 6.......................................................... at Florida State* Feb. 10........................................................... Georgia Tech* Feb. 13.............................................................. at Clemson* Feb. 17........................................................................ Duke* Feb. 23.....................................................................Virginia* Feb. 27................................................North Carolina State* Mar. 2........................................................ at North Carolina* Mar. 6............................................................... Florida State* Mar. 11-14.................................................. ACC Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 14............................................................ USC Upstate Nov. 18................................................................at St. Louis Nov. 21.......................................................................... TCU Nov. 24................................................ Missouri-Kansas City Nov. 29...................................................................... at USC Dec. 2...................................................Texas-Pan American Dec. 6................................................................ at Creighton Dec. 10........................................................... Chicago State Dec. 12............................................................ Oregon State Dec. 19........................................................... Jackson State Dec. 22....................................................................vs. Tulsa Dec. 23................................................... vs. BYU or Nevada Dec. 29...........................................................Southern Utah Jan. 2.............................................. Maryland Eastern Shore Jan. 5............................................... Southeastern Louisiana Jan. 9..............................................................at Texas A&M* Jan. 13..................................................................... Kansas* Jan. 16................................................................ Iowa State* Jan. 23................................................................ at Missouri* Jan. 27...............................................................at Colorado* Jan. 30................................................................. Oklahoma* Feb. 2............................................................. Kansas State* Feb. 6.................................................................. at Kansas* Feb. 10...................................................................... Baylor* Feb. 13................................................................... at Texas* Feb. 17....................................................... at Kansas State* Feb. 20................................................................... Missouri* Feb. 24........................................................... at Iowa State* Feb. 27...............................................................Texas Tech* Mar. 2.....................................................................Colorado* Mar. 6......................................................at Oklahoma State* Mar. 10-13...............................................Big 12 Tournament

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Opponents N o r t h

F l o r i d a

Jan. 21 • Jacksonville, Fla. Jan. 27 • Hodge Center

S t e t s o n

U N L V

Nov. 30 • Hodge Center Feb. 27 • DeLand, Fla.

Dec. 19 • Las Vegas, Nev.

Hatters

Ospreys

Runnin’ Rebels

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:.................................................... Jacksonville, Fla. Founded:.......................................................................1965 Enrollment:.................................................................15,429 Colors:...................................................Navy Blue and Gray Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:........................................................John Delaney Director of Athletics:...............................................Lee Moon Home Court:............................................UNF Arena (5,800)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:........................................................... DeLand, Fla. Founded:.......................................................................1883 Enrollment:...................................................................2,324 Colors................................................ Hunter Green & White Conference:........................................................Atlantic Sun President:............................................... Dr. Wendy B. Libby Director of Athletics:................................................ Jeff Altier Home Court:.................................. Edmunds Center (4,000)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:......................................................Las Vegas, Nev. Founded:.......................................................................1957 Enrollment:.................................................................28,000 Colors:........................................................Scarlet and Gray Conference:...................................................Mountain West President:.................................................Dr. Neal Smatresk Director of Athletics:........................................ Jerry Koloskie Home Court:......................Thomas & Mack Center (18,500)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:............................................... Matthew Driscoll Alma Mater............................................Slippery Rock, 1992 Record at School:....................................... 0-0 (1st Season) Overall Record:............................................. 26-77 (4 years) Assistant Coaches:..................Bobby Kennen, Bruce Evans .......................................................................Jeremy Shyatt 2008-09 Record:.............................................................8-22 Conf. Record/Finish:...............................................6-15/10th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................6/8 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................4/1 Series Record:................................................... Upstate, 7-4 Last Meeting:............................................ L, 51-50 (1/30/09)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:....................................................Derek Waugh Alma Mater..................................................... Furman, 1993 Record at School:................................... 105-147 (10 years) Overall Record:....................................... 105-147 (10 years) Assistant Coaches:........................................... Wylie Tucker .............................................................Sebastian Singletary 2008-09 Record:...........................................................13-17 Conf. Record/Finish:.................................................9-11/7th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................7/4 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................2/3 Series Record:................................................... Stetson, 2-1 Last Meeting:............................................. W, 54-53 (2/7/09)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:........................................................ Lon Kruger Alma Mater............................................ Kansas State, 1975 Record at School:........................................112-53 (5 years) Overall Record:....................................... 430-286 (23 years) Assistant Coaches:................Greg Grensing, Steve Henson ................................................................................. Lew Hill 2008-09 Record:...........................................................21-11 Conf. Record/Finish:...................................................9-7/5th Postseason:.................................................First Round, NIT ............................................................ L, at Kentucky, 70-60 Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................6/7 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................2/3 Series Record:..................................................................0-0 Last Meeting:................................................................... N/A

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 5..........................................................Ave Maria (exh.) Nov. 14.......................................................... at Notre Dame Nov. 18........................................................ Savannah State Nov. 21.......................................................... at Illinois State Nov. 27............................................................. at Campbell* Nov. 29...................................................................at ETSU* Dec. 2..................................................................at Alabama Dec. 16........................................................ at Northwestern Dec. 19..............................................................at Marquette Dec. 21.............................................................. vs. Canisius Dec. 22....................................................... vs. New Orleans Dec. 23........................................... vs. Southern Mississippi Dec. 30..................................................Palm Beach Atlantic Jan. 2......................................................... Kennesaw State* Jan. 4........................................................................ Mercer* Jan. 8.................................................. at Florida Gulf Coast* Jan. 10................................................................. at Stetson* Jan. 14.................................................................... Belmont* Jan. 16.................................................................. Lipscomb* Jan. 18.......................................................... at Jacksonville* Jan. 21...........................................................USC Upstate* Jan. 27...................................................... at USC Upstate* Jan. 29.............................................................. Jacksonville* Feb. 5............................................................... at Lipscomb* Feb. 7................................................................. at Belmont* Feb. 11..................................................................... Stetson* Feb. 13................................................... Florida Gulf Coast* Feb. 18................................................................. at Mercer* Feb. 20.................................................. at Kennesaw State* Feb. 25.......................................................................ETSU* Feb. 27................................................................. Campbell* Mar. 3-6...................................................A-Sun Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 5.................................................... Southeastern (exh.) Nov. 13.......................................................................Averett Nov. 15...................................................................at Florida Nov. 18......................................................... at Florida State Nov. 21.............................................at Charleston Southern Nov. 25..................................................Palm Beach Atlantic Nov. 30...................................................... at USC Upstate* Dec. 2................................................................. at Louisville Dec. 16........................................................................ Miami Dec. 21.................................................... at Savannah State Dec. 29.....................................................Florida Gulf Coast Jan. 2................................................................ at Lipscomb* Jan. 4.................................................................. at Belmont* Jan. 8................................................................ Jacksonville* Jan. 10.............................................................North Florida* Jan. 14....................................................................at ETSU* Jan. 16.............................................................. at Campbell* Jan. 22...................................................................... Mercer* Jan. 24........................................................... Kennesaw St.* Jan. 27................................................ at Florida Gulf Coast* Jan. 30.................................................................. at Mercer* Feb. 1.................................................... at Kennesaw State* Feb. 4................................................................... Campbell* Feb. 6.........................................................................ETSU* Feb. 11........................................................ at North Florida* Feb. 13.........................................................at Jacksonville* Feb. 15........................................................Savannah State Feb. 18...................................................................Belmont* Feb. 20.................................................................Lipscomb* Feb. 27.......................................................... USC Upstate* Mar. 3-6.................................................. A-Sun Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 10....................................................... Washburn (Exh.) Nov. 14.......................................................... Pittsburg State Nov. 18............................................................Nevada-Reno Nov. 21........................................................ Southern Illinois Nov. 25................................................................ Holy Cross Nov. 28................................................................... Louisville Dec. 4....................................................................at Arizona Dec. 5.............................................................at Santa Clara Dec. 12.......................................................vs. Kansas State Dec. 15.......................................................at Southern Utah Dec. 17..............................................................Weber State Dec. 19............................................................ USC Upstate Dec. 22-25..........Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu, Hawaii) Jan. 6........................................................................ at BYU* Jan. 9............................................................at New Mexico* Jan. 13....................................................... San Diego State* Jan. 16..........................................................................Utah* Jan. 20..................................................... at Colorado State* Jan. 23...................................................................... at TCU* Jan. 26...................................................................Air Force* Feb. 3............................................................... at Wyoming* Feb. 6........................................................................... BYU* Feb. 10.............................................................New Mexico* Feb. 13.................................................. at San Diego State* Feb. 17.....................................................................at Utah* Feb. 20........................................................ Colorado State* Feb. 24......................................................................... TCU* Feb. 27.............................................................. at Air Force* Mar. 6.................................................................... Wyoming* Mar. 10-13.................................Mountain West Tournament

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

Opponents UNC Greensboro

W i c h i t a

Nov. 24 • Hodge Center

S t a t e

W i n t h r o p

Dec. 5 • Wichita, Kan.

Spartans

Nov. 21 • Rock Hill, S.C. Dec. 16 • Hodge Center

Eagles

Shockers

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:....................................................Greensboro, N.C. Founded:.......................................................................1891 Enrollment:.................................................................17,467 Colors:................................................................Blue & Gold Conference:............................................................ Southern President:................................................. Dr. Linda P. Brady Director of Athletics:............................................ Kim Record Home Court:....................... Greensboro Coliseum (23,000)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:...........................................................Wichita, Kan. Founded:.......................................................................1895 Enrollment:.................................................................14,612 Colors:........................................................... Black & Yellow Conference:...................................................Missouri Valley President:...................................................... Dr. Don Beggs Director of Athletics:............................................ Eric Sexton Home Court:........................... Charles Koch Arena (10,502)

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:.........................................................Rock Hill, S.C. Founded:.......................................................................1886 Enrollment:...................................................................6,600 Colors:............................................................Garnet & Gold Conference:........................................................... Big South President:....................................... Dr. Anthony J. DiGiorgio Director of Athletics:......................................... Tom Hickman Home Court:............................... Winthrop Coliseum (6,100)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:.....................................................Mike Dement Alma Mater............................................ East Carolina, 1976 Record at School:..................................... 107-126 (8 years) Overall Record:....................................... 314-316 (22 years) Associate Head Coach:......................................Rod Jensen Assistant Coaches..................... Brian Judski, Corey Gipson 2008-09 Record:.............................................................5-25 Conf. Record/Finish:............................................4-16/T-11th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Letterman Returning/Lost.................................................9/3 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................4/1 Series Record:................................................... Upstate, 3-1 Last Meeting:...........................................L, 93-76 (11/24/07)

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:................................................. Gregg Marshall Alma Mater...................................... Randolph-Macon, 1985 Record at School:......................................... 28-37 (2 years) Overall Record:........................................222-120 (11 years) Assistant Coaches:............................ Earl Grant, Chris Jans .......................................................................... Marty Gross 2008-09 Record:...........................................................17-17 Conf. Record/Finish:.................................................8-10/5th Postseason:........................................... CBI, Second Round ....................................W, Buffalo, 84-73; L, Stanford, 70-56 Lettermen Returning/Lost:................................................7/5 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................3/2 Series Record:..................................................................0-0 Last Meeting:................................................................... N/A

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach:..................................................... Randy Peele Alma Mater..................................... Virginia Wesleyan, 1980 Record at School:......................................... 33-31 (2 years) Overall Record:........................................... 79-100 (6 years) Assistant Coaches:.......................Paul Molinari, Larry Dixon ..................................................................... Marty McGillian 2008-09 Record:...........................................................11-19 Conf. Record/Finish:...................................................9-9/5th Postseason:..................................................................... N/A Lettermen Returning/Lost:..............................................12/1 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................................4/1 Series Record:................................................... Upstate, 8-5 Last Meeting:....................................... W, 72-63 (2/20/1984)

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 13..................................................................... at Duke Nov. 17........................................................ at Virginia Tech Nov. 20....................................................................Clemson Nov. 24........................................................at USC Upstate Nov. 28............................................................ East Carolina Dec. 5.................................................................at Samford* Dec. 7................................................College of Charleston* Dec. 13...................................................................Princeton Dec. 16.....................................................................at Akron Dec. 22..............................................................at Richmond Dec. 28..............................................................Wake Forest Dec. 31................................................. North Carolina State Jan. 3...................................................................... Maryland Jan. 7.......................................................................Wofford* Jan. 9....................................................................... Furman* Jan. 11.........................................................at Chattanooga* Jan. 14..................................................at Western Carolina* Jan. 16................................................ at Appalachian State* Jan. 21.............................................................Chattanooga* Jan. 23....................................................................Samford* Jan. 28.......................................................................... Elon* Feb. 4.................................................................. at Furman* Feb. 6..................................................................at Wofford* Feb. 8..................................................... Appalachian State* Feb. 15.....................................................Western Carolina* Feb. 17..................................................................... at Elon* Feb. 20.......................................................... at The Citadel* Feb. 24............................................................. at Davidson* Mar. 1....................................................... Georgia Southern* Mar. 5-8.............................................. Southern Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 7........................................................... Newman (exb.) Nov.15/18 ............................... CBE Classic (Campus Sites) Nov. 23/24...........................CBE Classic (Kansas City, Mo.) Nov. 28.................................................... at Cleveland State Nov. 30.............................................................. Alcorn State Dec. 3...........................................................Texas Southern Dec. 5.............................................................. USC Upstate Dec. 9.............................................. at Missouri-Kansas City Dec. 12.......................................................................... TCU Dec. 19................................................................Texas Tech Dec. 21................................................... North Dakota State Dec. 29......................................................... at Illinois State* Jan. 1..........................................................................Drake* Jan. 3....................................................................... Bradley* Jan. 6.........................................................at Missouri State* Jan. 9....................................................................Crieghton* Jan. 13............................................................ Indiana State* Jan. 16..............................................................at Creighton* Jan. 19........................................................................... UNI* Jan. 23....................................................................at Drake* Jan. 27.............................................................. Illinois State* Jan. 31....................................................at Southern Illinois* Feb. 3........................................................................ at UNI* Feb. 6............................................................. Indiana State* Feb. 9.............................................................. at Evansville* Feb. 14..........................................................Missouri State* Feb. 17................................................................ Evansville* Feb. 19/20.........................................ESPN Bracketbusters* Feb. 24................................................................ at Bradley* Feb. 27.......................................................Southern Illinois* Mar. 4-7..................................... Missouri Valley Tournament

2009-10 Schedule Nov. 14....................................................... Limestone (exh.) Nov. 17............................................... College of Charleston Nov. 21............................................................ USC Upstate Nov. 23................................................................at Clemson Nov. 30.................................................at Appalachian State Dec. 3......................................................................Radford* Dec. 5..................................................................High Point* Dec. 12....................................................................... Barton Dec. 16........................................................at USC Upstate Dec. 20................................................................... Charlotte Dec. 22.............................................................. at Cincinnati Dec. 29............................................. at North Carolina State Jan. 2.....................................................at Coastal Carolina* Jan. 4.............................................. at Charleston Southern* Jan. 7............................................................................. VMI* Jan. 9.........................................................................Liberty* Jan. 16......................................................... at Presbyterian* Jan. 21...................................................... at UNC Asheville* Jan. 23......................................................at Gardner-Webb* Jan. 28................................................ Charleston Southern* Jan. 30.......................................................Coastal Carolina* Feb. 4....................................................................at Liberty* Feb. 6........................................................................ at VMI* Feb. 13............................................................ Presbyterian* Feb. 16.........................................................Gardner-Webb* Feb. 20.................................................ESPN Bracketbuster Feb. 23......................................................... UNC Asheville* Feb. 25............................................................at High Point* Feb. 27................................................................at Radford* Mar. 2-6............................................Big South Tournament*

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Opponents 2009-10 Opponent Series Information Arizona State • First Meeting

Lipscomb 1-3 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 1/17/08....... at Lipscomb (OT)............Nashville, Tenn.................................. L...........74-76 2/14/08....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........53-57 1/19/09....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........57-56 2/14/09....... at Lipscomb....................Nashville, Tenn.................................. L...........44-77 Home: 1-1 • Away: 0-2 • Neutral: 0-0

Belmont 0-4 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 1/19/08....... at Belmont.......................Nashville, Tenn.................................. L...........52-76 2/16/08....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........72-82 1/17/09....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........69-73 2/16/09....... at Belmont.......................Nashville, Tenn.................................. L...........56-76 Home: 0-2 • Away: 0-2 • Neutral: 0-0

Mercer 2-1 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 2/3/08......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........75-49 12/2/08....... at Mercer.........................Macon, Ga......................................... L...........64-74 2/26/09....... Upstate (2OT).................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........93-90 Home: 2-0 • Away: 0-1 • Neutral: 0-0

Campbell 2-2 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 1/12/08....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........59-66 2/21/08....... at Campbell.....................Buies Creek, N.C.............................. W..........79-58 1/24/09....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........73-65 2/21/09....... at Campbell.....................Buies Creek, N.C............................... L...........47-51 Home: 1-1 • Away: 1-1 • Neutral: 0-0

Miami • First Meeting Nebraska • First Meeting

East Tennessee State 0-4 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 1/5/08......... at ETSU..........................Johnson City, Tenn............................ L...........60-67 3/3/08......... Upstate (OT)...................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........80-86 1/26/09....... at ETSU (CSS)...............Johnson City, Tenn............................ L...........72-82 2/19/09....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........61-66 Home: 0-2 • Away: 0-2 • Neutral: 0-0

UNC Greensboro 3-1 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 12/4/82....... at UNC Greensboro........Greensboro, N.C.............................. W..........97-73 1/22/90....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........75-57 2/8/90......... at UNC Greensboro........Greensboro, N.C.............................. W..........68-64 11/24/07...... at UNC Greensboro........Greensboro, N.C............................... L...........76-93 Home: 1-0 • Away: 2-1 • Neutral: 0-0

Florida Gulf Coast 1-2 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 2/10/08....... at FGCU..........................Ft. Myers, Fla.................................... L...........69-72 1/10/09....... at FGCU..........................Ft. Myers, Fla.................................... L...........56-80 2/9/09......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........71-62 Home: 1-0 • Away: 0-2 • Neutral: 0-0

North Florida 7-4 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 1/31/98....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W........103-90 1/30/99....... at North Florida...............Jacksonville, Fla................................ L...........51-72 1/29/00....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........67-53 1/27/01....... at North Florida...............Jacksonville, Fla............................... W..........79-74 2/9/02......... Upstate (OT)...................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........61-67 2/15/03....... at North Florida...............Jacksonville, Fla............................... W..........72-67 1/10/04....... at North Florida...............Jacksonville, Fla................................ L...........65-76 1/8/05......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........74-65 1/25/08....... at North Florida...............Jacksonville, Fla............................... W..........53-52 1/3/09......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........69-64 1/30/09....... at North Florida...............Jacksonville, Fla................................ L...........50-51 Home: 4-1 • Away: 3-3 • Neutral: 0-0

Indiana • First Meeting Jacksonville 1-2 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 1/27/08....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........51-68 1/5/09......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........69-79 2/1/09......... at Jacksonville................Jacksonville, Fla............................... W..........70-59 Home: 0-2 • Away: 1-0 • Neutral: 0-0

Stetson 1-2 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 2/8/08......... at Stetson........................DeLand, Fla....................................... L...........64-72 1/12/09....... at Stetson........................DeLand, Fla....................................... L...........50-56 2/7/09......... Stetson............................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........54-53 Home: 1-0 • Away: 0-2 • Neutral: 0-0

Kennesaw State 12-8 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 1/4/93......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........60-59 11/22/94...... at Kennesaw...................Kennesaw, Ga.................................. W..........90-82 1/11/95........ at Kennesaw...................Kennesaw Ga.................................... L...........71-83 2/20/95....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........77-69 1/10/96....... Upstate (OT)...................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........92-98 2/7/96......... at Kennesaw...................Kennesaw, Ga.................................. W..........60-59 2/29/96....... vs. Kennesaw.................Milledgeville, Ga............................... W..........59-51 1/8/97......... at Kennesaw (OT)...........Kennesaw, Ga................................... L...........89-92 1/5/97......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........73-56 1/7/98......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........60-50 1/6/99......... at Kennesaw...................Kennesaw, Ga................................... L...........62-68 1/5/00......... Upstate (2OT).................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........58-60 1/3/01......... at Kennesaw...................Kennesaw, Ga.................................. W..........79-77 1/26/02....... at Kennesaw...................Kennesaw, Ga................................... L...........67-69 2/1/03......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........66-56 1/17/04....... Upstate (3OT).................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........82-87 1/15/05....... at Kennesaw (OT)...........Kennesaw, Ga.................................. W..........81-70 2/1/08......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........71-65 12/1/08....... at Kennesaw...................Kennesaw, Ga................................... L...........64-66 2/28/09....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........80-51 Home: 7-3 • Away: 4-5 • Neutral: 1-0

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UNLV • First Meeting Wichita State • First Meeting Winthrop 8-5 Date............ Site.................................City...............................................................Result 1/18/79....... at Winthrop.....................Rock Hill, S.C.................................... L...........66-69 2/15/79....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........87-90 11/29/79...... at Winthrop.....................Rock Hill, S.C................................... W........100-90 1/17/80....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C............................... L...........76-84 12/8/80....... at Winthrop.....................Rock Hill, S.C.................................... L...........77-88 1/15/81....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........60-57 12/8/81....... at Winthrop.....................Rock Hill, S.C................................... W..........74-59 1/6/82......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........60-50 1/5/83......... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........78-62 2/21/83....... at Winthrop.....................Rock Hill, S.C................................... W..........57-48 3/2/83......... vs. Winthrop....................Columbia, S.C................................... L...........66-67 1/25/84....... Upstate...........................Spartanburg, S.C.............................. W..........63-57 2/20/84....... at Winthrop.....................Rock Hill, S.C................................... W..........72-63 Home: 4-2 • Away: 4-2 • Neutral: 0-1

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A-Sun Composite Schedule Tuesday, November 3 Milligan College at ETSU (Exh.)..........................7:00 pm Fort Valley State at Kennesaw State...................7:30 pm Thursday, November 5 Ave Maria at North Florida (Exh.)........................7:00 pm Southeastern at Stetson (Exh.)...........................7:00 pm Freed-Hardeman at Lipscomb (Exh.)............ 7:00 pm CT GCSU at Mercer..................................................7:30 pm Monday, November 9 Carson Newman at ETSU (Exh.).........................7:00 pm Friday, November 13 3 Mercer vs. Bucknell.............................................5:00 pm ¹ Belmont vs. Portland State............................. 6:30pm CT Averett University at Stetson...............................7:00 pm Florida Gulf Coast at Michigan State...................7:00 pm North Greenville at Kennesaw State...................7:30 pm St. Andrews at Campbell.....................................8:00 pm Saturday, November 14 USC Upstate at Nebraska...................................... TBA Appalachian State at ETSU.................................4:00 pm 3 Mercer vs. Bryant................................................4:00 pm North Florida at Notre Dame...............................7:00 pm Elon at Lipscomb........................................... 7:00 pm CT North Georgia at Kennesaw State.......................7:30 pm Belmont at Washington.................................. 9:00 pm CT Sunday, November 15 Stetson at Florida................................................1:00 pm 3 Mercer at Providence..........................................2:40 pm Belmont vs. Wright State............................... 6:30 pm CT ETSU at Chattanooga.........................................7:00 pm Monday, November 16 Jacksonville at Florida State................................7:00 pm Lipscomb at Vanderbilt.................................. 7:00 pm CT USC Upstate at Indiana.................................... 8:30 pm Tuesday, November 17 East Carolina at Campbell...................................7:00 pm Wednesday, November 18 Fisk at Mercer......................................................7:00 pm Savannah State at North Florida.........................7:00 pm Stetson at Florida State.......................................7:00 pm Thursday, November 19 Florida Gulf Coast at Prairie View A&M...............7:00 pm ETSU at Morgan State........................................7:00 pm Tennessee Tech at Lipscomb........................ 7:00 pm CT Saturday, November 21 ETSU at Louisville............................................1/4:00 pm USC Upstate at Winthrop................................. 4:00 pm Campbell at UNC Asheville.................................4:30 pm Florida State at Mercer........................................4:30 pm North Florida at Illinois State......................... 5:00 pm CT Alabama State at Belmont............................. 7:15 pm CT Florida Gulf Coast at Southern Methodist...........8:00 pm Stetson at Charleston Southern..........................8:30 pm Sunday, November 22 2 Kennesaw State at Saint Louis.................................. TBA Monday, November 23 Virginia Tech at Campbell....................................7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24 Lipscomb at Ohio State................................. 6:00 pm CT UNC Greensboro at USC Upstate................... 7:00 pm 2 Kennesaw State at Notre Dame..........................7:30 pm Jacksonville at California............................. 10:30 pm ET Wednesday, November 25 Palm Beach Atlantic at Stetson...........................4:00 pm College of Charleston at ETSU...........................7:00 pm Florida Gulf Coast at Miami.................................7:00 pm

FIU at Florida Gulf Coast.....................................7:30 pm Sunday, December 13 Kennesaw State at Maine....................................1:00 pm Monday, December 14 Campbell at UNC Wilmington..............................7:00 pm * Florida Gulf Coast at USC Upstate................. 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 16 Belmont at St. Louis.................................................. TBA Florida Gulf Coast at North Carolina Central.......7:00 pm Jacksonville at Bethune-Cookman......................7:00 pm Miami at Stetson..................................................7:00 pm Winthrop at USC Upstate................................. 7:00 pm North Florida at Northwestern.............................8:00 pm Friday, December 18 ETSU at Morehead State....................................7:00 pm

Friday, November 27 2 Kennesaw State vs. Tennessee State.................1:00 pm Mercer at Georgia Tech.......................................4:00 pm * North Florida at Campbell....................................6:15 pm ETSU at Arkansas...............................................7:00 pm Jacksonville at South Carolina............................7:00 pm Saturday, November 28 2 Kennesaw State at Chicago Invitational.................... TBA USC Upstate at Miami...................................... 1:00 pm Lipscomb at SIU Edwardsville....................... 2:00 pm CT Belmont at Eastern Illinois............................. 7:00 pm CT

Saturday, December 19 Lipscomb at Cincinnati.................................. 1:00 pm CT Kennesaw State at Western Michigan.................2:00 pm North Florida at Marquette...................................3:00 pm * Jacksonville at Campbell.....................................3:15 pm Eastern Illinois at Belmont............................. 7:00 pm CT USC Upstate at UNLV..................................... 10:00 pm

Sunday, November 29 * North Florida at ETSU.........................................4:00 pm Monday, November 30 Jacksonville at Georgia State..............................7:00 pm * Stetson at USC Upstate................................... 7:00 pm Tennessee State at Belmont.......................... 7:00 pm CT

Monday, December 21 4 North Florida vs. Canisius...................................5:30 pm * Jacksonville at ETSU...........................................7:00 pm Stetson at Savannah State..................................7:00 pm Mercer at Vanderbilt............................................8:00 pm Lipscomb at Arizona...................................... 8:00 pm CT

Tuesday, December 1 Bethune-Cookman at Florida Gulf Coast.............7:05 pm

Tuesday, December 22 Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech........................2:00 pm 4 North Florida vs. New Orleans............................5:30 pm Campbell at Longwood........................................7:00 pm DePaul at Florida Gulf Coast...............................7:05 pm

Wednesday, December 2 Stetson at Louisville.............................................7:00 pm North Florida at Alabama............................... 7:00 pm CT ETSU at Tennessee.............................................7:30 pm Thursday, December 3 * Belmont at Kennesaw State................................7:30 pm * Lipscomb at Mercer.............................................7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 23 USC Upstate at Arizona State.......................... 4:00 pm Mercer at Alabama..............................................8:00 pm 4 North Florida at Southern Mississippi..................8:00 pm

Friday, December 4 ETSU at UAB.......................................................7:00 pm Florida at Jacksonville.........................................7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 29 5 Jacksonville vs. Buffalo....................................1/4:00 pm Fordham at Kennesaw State...............................7:30 pm Mercer at UNC Charlotte.....................................7:30 pm * Florida Gulf Coast at Stetson..............................8:00 pm Belmont at Kansas........................................ 8:00 pm CT

Saturday, December 5 Florida Gulf Coast at Longwood..........................2:00 pm * Belmont at Mercer...............................................3:30 pm * Lipscomb at Kennesaw State..............................7:30 pm USC Upstate at Wichita State.......................... 8:05 pm

Wednesday, December 30 5 Jacksonville vs. UCF/Liberty............................4/7:00 pm Palm Beach Atlantic at North Florida...................7:00 pm Appalachian State at Campbell...........................8:00 pm

Monday, December 7 Southern Virginia at Campbell.............................7:00 pm Tuesday, December 8 Belmont at Middle Tennessee State.............. 7:00 pm CT

Saturday, January 2 * Campbell at USC Upstate................................ 2:00 pm * Mercer at Jacksonville.........................................3:15 pm * Stetson at Lipscomb...................................... 3:15 pm CT * Florida Gulf Coast at Belmont....................... 4:15 pm CT * Kennesaw State at North Florida.........................7:00 pm

Thursday, December 10 SIU Edwardsville at Lipscomb.............................7:00 pm Campbell at Western Carolina.............................7:00 pm North Georgia at ETSU.......................................7:00 pm Piedmont at Mercer.............................................7:00 pm Saturday, December 12 Murray State at ETSU.........................................4:00 pm Oakland City University at Lipscomb............. 7:00 pm CT

Monday, January 4 * ETSU at USC Upstate....................................... 2:00 pm * Kennesaw State at Jacksonville..........................7:15 pm * Stetson at Belmont........................................ 7:15 pm CT

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A-Sun Composite Schedule * Florida Gulf Coast at Lipscomb..................... 7:30 pm CT * Mercer at North Florida........................................7:45 pm

Tuesday, January 26 * Lipscomb at Belmont..................................... 6:00 pm CT

Wednesday, February 17 * USC Upstate at Campbell................................ 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 7 * USC Upstate at Belmont............................ 7:15 pm CT * Campbell at Mercer.............................................7:30 pm * ETSU at Kennesaw State....................................7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 27 * North Florida at USC Upstate.......................... 7:00 pm * Campbell at ETSU...............................................7:00 pm * Kennesaw State at Mercer..................................7:30 pm * Stetson at Florida Gulf Coast..............................7:30 pm

Thursday, February 18 * Jacksonville at Kennesaw State..........................7:30 pm * Lipscomb at Florida Gulf Coast...........................7:30 pm * North Florida at Mercer........................................7:30 pm * Belmont at Stetson..............................................8:15 pm

Friday, January 29 * Jacksonville at North Florida...............................7:00 pm

Friday, February 19 * ETSU at Campbell...............................................7:00 pm

Saturday, January 30 * Belmont at Campbell...........................................3:15 pm * Stetson at Mercer................................................3:30 pm * Lipscomb at ETSU...............................................4:00 pm * Florida Gulf Coast at Kennesaw State................7:30 pm

Saturday, February 20 * Belmont at Florida Gulf Coast.............................5:15 pm * Lipscomb at Stetson............................................7:00 pm * Jacksonville at Mercer.........................................7:30 pm * North Florida at Kennesaw State.........................7:30 pm

Sunday, January 31 * Jacksonville at USC Upstate........................... 3:00 pm

Sunday, February 21 * USC Upstate at ETSU....................................... 4:00 pm

Monday, February 1 * Belmont at ETSU.................................................7:00 pm * Florida Gulf Coast at Mercer...............................7:30 pm * Stetson at Kennesaw State.................................7:30 pm * Lipscomb at Campbell.........................................8:00 pm

Thursday, February 25 * USC Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast................. 7:05 pm * Campbell at Jacksonville.....................................7:15 pm * Mercer at Belmont......................................... 7:15 pm CT * Kennesaw State at Lipscomb........................ 7:30 pm CT * ETSU at North Florida.........................................7:45 pm

Friday, January 8 * Jacksonville at Stetson........................................7:00 pm * North Florida at Florida Gulf Coast......................7:05 pm Saturday, January 9 * ETSU at Mercer...................................................3:30 pm * USC Upstate at Lipscomb.......................... 6:15 pm CT * Campbell at Kennesaw State..............................7:30 pm Sunday, January 10 * North Florida at Stetson.......................................2:00 pm * Jacksonville at Florida Gulf Coast.......................2:05 pm Monday, January 11 * Belmont at Lipscomb..................................... 7:30 pm CT Tuesday, January 12 SIU Edwardsville at Kennesaw State..................7:30 pm Thursday, January 14 * Stetson at ETSU..................................................7:00 pm * Lipscomb at Jacksonville.....................................7:15 pm * Belmont at North Florida......................................7:45 pm * Florida Gulf Coast at Campbell...........................8:00 pm Friday, January 15 * Mercer at USC Upstate..................................... 7:00 pm Saturday, January 16 * Belmont at Jacksonville.......................................3:15 pm * Stetson at Campbell............................................3:15 pm * Florida Gulf Coast at ETSU.................................4:00 pm * Lipscomb at North Florida...................................7:00 pm Sunday, January 17 * Kennesaw State at USC Upstate........................3:00 pm Monday, January 18 * North Florida at Jacksonville...............................7:15 pm Thursday, January 21 * Campbell at Belmont..................................... 7:15 pm CT * ETSU at Lipscomb......................................... 7:30 pm CT * USC Upstate at North Florida..............................7:45 pm Friday, January 22 * Mercer at Stetson................................................7:00 pm * Kennesaw State at Florida Gulf Coast................7:05 pm Saturday, January 23 * USC Upstate at Jacksonville...............................3:15 pm * Campbell at Lipscomb................................... 3:15 pm CT * ETSU at Belmont............................................ 4:15pm CT Sunday, January 24 * Kennesaw State at Stetson.................................2:00 pm * Mercer at Florida Gulf Coast...............................2:05 pm Monday, January 25 Jacksonville at Savannah State................................7:00 pm

Thursday, February 4 * ETSU at Florida Gulf Coast.................................7:30 pm * Mercer at Kennesaw State..................................7:30 pm * Campbell at Stetson............................................8:15 pm

Saturday, February 27 * ETSU at Jacksonville...........................................2:15 pm * Mercer at Lipscomb....................................... 3:15 pm CT * Campbell at North Florida....................................7:00 pm * USC Upstate at Stetson................................... 7:00 pm * Kennesaw State at Belmont.......................... 7:15 pm CT

Friday, February 5 * North Florida at Lipscomb............................. 7:00 pm CT * Jacksonville at Belmont................................. 7:00 pm CT

Wednesday, March 3 Atlantic Sun Championship Quarterfinal 1...................... TBA Atlantic Sun Championship Quarterfinal 2...................... TBA

Saturday, February 6 * Campbell at Florida Gulf Coast...........................5:15 pm * ETSU at Stetson..................................................7:00 pm * USC Upstate at Kennesaw State..................... 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 4 Atlantic Sun Championship Quarterfinal 3...................... TBA Atlantic Sun Championship Quarterfinal 4...................... TBA

Sunday, February 7 * Jacksonville at Lipscomb............................... 1:00 pm CT * North Florida at Belmont................................ 2:00 pm CT

Friday, March 5 Atlantic Sun Championship Semifinal 1.......................... TBA Atlantic Sun Championship Semifinal 2.......................... TBA

Monday, February 8 * USC Upstate at Mercer..................................... 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 6 Atlantic Sun Championship Final.................................... TBA

Thursday, February 11 * Florida Gulf Coast at Jacksonville.......................7:15 pm * Lipscomb at USC Upstate................................ 7:30 pm * Stetson at North Florida.......................................7:45 pm

Legend * - Atlantic Sun Conference match 1 – Athletes in Action Classic (Seattle, Wash.) 2 – Chicago Invitational Challenge 3 – World Vision Invitational (Providence, RI) 4 – South Mississippi Christmas Classic (Gulfport, Miss.) 5 – UCF Tournament (Orlando, Fla.)

Friday, February 12 * Kennesaw State at ETSU....................................7:00 pm * Mercer at Campbell.............................................7:00 pm Saturday, February 13 * Belmont at USC Upstate.................................. 2:00 pm * Stetson at Jacksonville........................................3:15 pm * Florida Gulf Coast at North Florida......................7:00 pm Sunday, February 14 * Mercer at ETSU...................................................4:00 pm Monday, February 15 * Kennesaw State at Campbell..............................7:00 pm Savannah State at Stetson..................................7:00 pm

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Program History

Rifles Topple Biola For NAIA Title, 51-38 The following is the story filed by the late Steve Sanders for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal after USC Spartanburg’s 51-38 victory over Biola in the 1982 NAIA National Championship game in Kansas City, Mo. By Steve Sanders Kansas City, Mo. – USC Spartanburg accomplished what no one else was able to do this season, beat Biola, as the Rifles took a 51-38 victory for the 45th annual NAIA Tournament Championship at Kemper Arena Saturday night. Biola, of LaMiranda, Calif., was the tournament’s topseed and top-ranked in regular season and took a 39-0 record into the championship game. However, the Eagles hadn’t reckoned with a tough USC Spartanburg defense that had stood in good stead throughout the tournament. USC Spartanburg became the first South Carolina team to ever win the NAIA title and the first Southern team to win it all since West Georgia in 1974. “It may hit me tomorrow,” said USCS coach Jerry Waters of the championship. “I thank the Good Lord for giving me the opportunity to coach a team like this one.” Waters, in only his second season at USCS, is no stranger to winning state championships. He led Middleton High School of Charleston to four state championships. USC Spartanburg, which hit only 39.6 percent of its shots in winning the crown, held a 31-30 lead with just under eight minutes left in the game. The Rifles outscored Biola 10-2 over the next five minutes for a 41-32 lead. A key play in that spurt came when 6-10 Mike Gibson,

the tournament Most Valuable Player, tipped in a missed shot for a 37-32 edge with 2:34 to go. Biola’s Mark Santoski was slapped with a technical foul for protesting the basket a little too vehemently. Wendell Gibson, who was also named to the all-tournament team, hit the technical free throw for a six-point edge. Defense came to the forefront once more for the Rifles after they turned the ballgame around. The Rifles held Biola in check until the 1:19 mark and it was all over but the shouting. Mike Gibson, like his teammates suffered through a shooting slump in the first half, had four key baskets in the second half and finished with 20 points. “I was a little too tight in the first half,” said Gibson. “The coach told us in the locker-room that we could beat these guys. We came out more relaxed in the second half and my jumper began falling for me.” Biola, which hit 42.5 percent of its shots, rushed its shots after USCS’ spurt and the Rifles were on the spot for the key rebounds. “It was a combination of our ineffectiveness against their 1-3-1 half court pressure defense, missed free throws and the shots not dropping in the first half that hurt us,” said Biola co-head coach Howard Lyon. The Eagles hit only four of nine free throws, all of them in the first half and most of them coming early when the Californians could have managed a six or seven point lead with the free throws. “The shooting got better in the second half but not enough to grab the lead and hold it,” said Lyon. “USCS was better than we were tonight.” The victory was the fifth in the tournament that the Rifles won by 10 points or more and finished their championship season with a 27-5 record. Neither team could get untracked offensively in the first half as a layup by Biola’s Warren Ellis just under three

minutes into the game were the first points. A jumper by Wendell Gibson at the 15:52 mark got USCS on the scoreboard. Doug Lightbody, who hit all six of his free throw attempts and added 12 points for the Rifles, hit two free throws with 5:32 to go and it was 12-12. Biola grabbed the lead twice more, the last time at 16-14 with 2:18 left. The Eagles didn’t score again as they made three turnovers that led to USCS baskets in the final minute. Mike Gibson had a jumper and Wendell Gibson added a jumper at the buzzer for a 20-16 halftime lead. The first 10 minutes of the second half saw both teams trying to get something going on offense. Biola’s last lead was at 28-27 on a jumper by Rich Cundall with 9:40 to go. Mike Gibson hit a jumper to regain the lead for USCS, which hung on tenaciously for the next two minutes and then started opening the gap. Waters had brought his USCS team to the tournament last year and the Rifles bowed out in the second round. He was confident of his chances this year. “I honestly felt coming out here, after playing out here last year, that we could play with the competition out here,” he said. “I knew we just had to want it bad enough, rebound and play defense.” Defense and rebounding were the keys to the championship. USCS had a 28-25 advantage on the boards against Biola to mark the fourth time in five games that the Rifles had won on the boards. The Rifles allowed opponents 54.2 points in the tournament and constantly kept the pressure on. “I have always felt defense is the key,” said Waters. “I wasn’t surprised it won for us tonight. Defense has won for me since I have been a coach.” Gibson agreed with his coach, saying, “We were tight and tired and our defense kept us in the game until we could get our offense going.” Wade Kirchmeyer, who had averaged almost 23 points in the four previous games, and Ellis did the bulk of Biola’s scoring. Kirchmeyer had 17 points and Ellis 14 to account for all but seven of the Eagles’ points. “We figured we had to keep their big men off the boards,” noted Mike Gibson. “We felt that if we could do that we would be in pretty good shape.” Pat McDougall, the Eagles’ 6-9 center, had seven rebounds. The 6-7 Santoski and the 6-7 Kirchmeyer had five and three, respectively.

1982 NAIA National Championship Game Box Score Date: 3-13-82 Arena: Kemper Arena - Kansas City, Mo. Visitors: USC Spartanburg Home: Biola Length of game: 2:00 rebounds ## Player fg fga ft fta of de tot pf tp a to min 22 Wendell Gibson f 4 14 1 4 3 7 10 1 9 3 3 35 30 Mike Gibson f 9 16 2 2 4 7 11 1 20 0 2 35 33 Odell Cleveland c 0 5 1 3 1 4 5 0 1 0 1 33 03 James Holland g 1 2 2 3 0 1 1 1 4 6 1 35 04 Doug Lightbody g 3 4 6 6 0 1 1 1 12 1 2 31 12 Chris Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 44 Paul Small 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 2 5 0 1 23 Totals 19 43 13 20 8 22 30 6 51 10 10 200 TEAM 1 2 3 TOTAL FG% - Game: 44.2%; F Throw % - Game: 65.0% rebounds ## Player fg fga ft fta of de tot pf tp a to min 12 Santoski * 2 5 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 1 6 33 20 Kirchmeyer * 7 12 3 4 1 3 4 2 17 0 2 35 25 Cundall * 1 6 0 0 0 4 4 3 2 3 2 26 30 Ellis * 7 14 0 1 0 3 3 2 14 0 2 34 40 Fiola * 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 27 10 Harper 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 17 24 McDougall 0 2 1 4 2 6 8 1 1 2 2 18 32 Gilbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Totals 17 41 4 9 3 20 23 14 38 8 16 200 TEAM 2 2 4 TOTAL FG% - 41.5%; F Throw % - 44.4% ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total USC Spartanburg 20 31 51 Biola 16 22 38 Technical fouls: USC Spartanburg-None. Biola-Santoski.

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Program History 1981-82 Results

No. 3 4 12 21 22 24 30 33 40 41 42 44

Name James Holland Doug Lightbody Chris Brown Lee Williams Wendell Gibson Dwight Gabbard Mike Gibson Odell Cleveland Oscar Mooney Tim Page Brian Evans Paul Small

Pos. G G G G F F C F F F F F

Ht. 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-10 6-2 6-6 6-4 6-5 6-6

Wt. 180 190 160 185 175 185 205 195 185 185 190 190

Yr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr.

Nov. 21....... Voorhees........................................W......115-65 Nov. 23....... at Carson-Newman........................W........46-44 Nov. 25....... at Southern Tech............................L..........73-75 Nov. 30....... at Voorhees....................................W........95-55 Dec. 5......... at UNC Asheville............................W........54-48 Dec. 8......... at Winthrop....................................W........74-59 Dec. 10....... at Wofford......................................W........85-67 Dec. 12....... College of Charleston....................W........67-55 Jan. 6.......... Winthrop........................................W........60-50 Jan. 8.......... xHigh Point....................................W........93-69 Jan. 9.......... xWofford........................................W........74-51 Jan. 11........ at Erskine.......................................W........78-57 Jan. 16........ Coastal Carolina............................L..........62-75 Jan. 21........ at Belmont Abbey...........................L..........57-65 Jan. 23........ at USC Aiken.................................W......123-88 Jan. 25........ Erskine...........................................W........62-51 Jan. 30........ at High Point..................................L..........61-76 Feb. 2......... at Col. of Charleston (OT)..............L..........54-56 Feb. 6......... at USC Aiken.................................W........61-56 Feb. 8......... Wofford..........................................W......101-69 Feb. 11........ Central Wesleyan..........................W........80-57 Feb. 13....... Coastal Carolina............................W........77-66 Feb. 15....... at Central Wesleyan......................W........60-59 Feb. 20....... at Francis Marion...........................W........81-63 Feb. 23....... vs. *Lander.....................................W........67-57 Feb. 25....... vs. *Coastal Carolina.....................W........73-62 Feb. 27....... vs. *College of Charleston.............W........54-52 Mar. 9.......... **Franklin Pierce............................W........75-62 Mar. 10........ **St. Mary’s TX...............................W........63-53 Mar. 11........ **Wisconsin-Eau Claire..................W........76-64 Mar. 12........ **Hampton Institute........................W........68-54 Mar. 13........ **Biola............................................W........51-38 xGreater Spartanburg Sertoma Invitational *NAIA District Six playoffs **NAIA National Tournament

Hometown Charlotte, N.C. Sumter, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Latta, S.C. Dayton, Ohio Hemingway, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Rutherfordton, N.C. Woodruff, S.C. Hartsville, S.C. Chester, S.C.

Head Coach: Jerry Waters Assistant Coaches: Clay Price, Mark McKown • Manager: Brett Tolliver

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Program History 1,000 Point Scorers

Ulysses Hackett • 2,688 Year 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 Total

GP 29 32 28 30 119

GS Min 28 806 32 1056 28 884 30 1018 118 3764

Total Avg FG FGA 27.8 202 316 33.0 301 426 31.6 257 370 33.9 266 417 31.6 1026 1529

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .639 0 1 .000 130 178 .707 0 0 .000 171 220 .695 0 0 .000 151 219 .638 1 5 .200 183 239 .671 1 6 .167 635 856

Pct .730 .777 .689 .766 .742

Rebounds Def Tot Avg -- 203 7.0 163 248 7.8 145 227 8.1 141 230 7.7 652 908 7.6

Off -- 85 82 89 256

PF FO A TO B S Pts 73 1 31 55 6 37 534 74 0 50 63 14 61 773 63 0 46 69 14 63 665 76 1 63 69 2 66 716 286 2 190 256 36 227 2688

Avg 18.4 24.2 23.8 23.9 22.6

Upstate’s all-time leading scorer... earned All-America honors in 1990, 1991, and 1992... named co-Peach Belt Conference Player of the year in 1991 and won the award outright in 1992... inducted into the Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002... owns the all-time school records for scoring average (22.6), field goals made (1,026), free throws made (635), free throws attempted (856) and games started (118)... his 773 points in 1989-90 stands as the school’s single-season scoring record... led all NCAA DII players with a .707 field goal percentage in 1989-90... was second in the country with a .695 percentage in 1990-91.

Wendell Gibson • 2,043 Year 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 TOTAL

GP GS 30 -- 29 -- 34 -- 32 -- 125 --

Min -- -- -- -- --

Total FG FGA 151 335 202 440 232 517 264 480 849 1772

Avg -- -- -- -- --

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .451 -- -- -- 45 70 .459 -- -- -- 79 103 .449 -- -- -- 94 131 .550 -- -- -- 127 163 .479 -- -- -- 345 467

Pct .643 .767 .718 .779 .739

Rebounds Def Tot Avg -- 132 4.4 -- 167 5.8 -- 160 4.7 -- 177 5.5 -- 636 5.1

Off -- -- -- -- --

PF FO A -- -- 16 -- -- 56 -- -- 87 -- -- 49 -- -- 208

TO -- -- -- -- --

B -- -- -- -- --

S Pts -- 347 -- 483 -- 558 -- 655 -- 2043

Avg 11.6 16.7 16.4 20.5 16.3

Inducted into the Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004... set the school record for scoring with 2,043 points when he finished his eligibility... the record stood for 10 years until it was broken by Ulysses Hackett... owns the school record with 125 games played... earned All-District and All-America honors in 1981-82 in helping lead the then-Rifles to the 1982 NAIA National Championship.

Michael Gibson • 1,722 Year 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 TOTAL

GP GS 25 -- 29 -- 34 -- 32 -- 120 --

Min -- -- -- -- --

Total FG FGA 71 141 207 395 260 472 220 382 758 1390

Avg -- -- -- -- --

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .504 -- -- -- 23 33 .524 -- -- -- 35 58 .551 -- -- -- 66 89 .576 -- -- -- 82 105 .545 -- -- -- 206 285

Pct .697 .603 .742 .781 .723

Rebounds Def Tot Avg -- 80 3.2 -- 256 8.8 -- 299 8.8 -- 295 9.2 -- 930 7.8

Off -- -- -- -- --

PF FO -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

A 3 18 25 20 66

TO -- -- -- -- --

B -- -- -- -- --

S Pts -- 165 -- 449 -- 586 -- 522 -- 1722

Avg 6.6 15.5 17.2 16.3 14.4

Was one of three inductees into the inaugural class of the Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999... ranks third all-time in scoring with 1,722 points... owns the school record with 930 rebounds... pulled down 299 rebounds in 1980-81, the school’s single-season record... named the Most Valuable Player in the 1982 NAIA National Tournament, leading the then-Rifles to the NAIA National Championship... a first-team All-America selection in 1982... earned honorable mention honors as a junior... played four years in the NBA for the Washington Bullets, Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns.

Kevin Harrington • 1,536 Year 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 TOTAL

GP 24 27 29 28 108

GS Min 12 595 25 962 28 975 28 948 93 3480

Total FG FGA 85 150 139 318 169 353 143 331 536 1152

Avg 24.8 35.6 33.6 33.9 32.2

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .567 6 19 .316 75 106 .437 53 139 .381 67 95 .479 61 164 .372 81 125 .432 45 142 .317 76 122 .465 165 464 .356 299 448

Pct .708 .705 .648 .623 .667

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 98 130 5.4 127 171 6.3 117 167 5.8 83 131 4.7 425 599 5.5

Off 32 44 50 48 174

PF FO A TO B S Pts 60 1 23 46 17 18 251 61 0 47 67 29 41 398 55 0 61 54 56 37 480 54 0 46 54 34 28 407 230 1 177 221 136 124 1536

Avg 10.5 14.7 16.6 14.5 14.2

Had an impressive four-year career at Upstate... owns the all-time school records for blocks (136) and blocks per game (1.3)... ranks fourth all-time with 1,536 points... named the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year in 2001... a three-time Peach Belt All-Conference selection... his 56 blocked shots in 2002-03 stands as the single-season school record.

Nathan Norman • 1,471

Year 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 TOTAL

GP 24 28 30 29 111

GS Min 2 324 22 854 30 972 29 1010 83 3160

Total FG FGA 38 122 122 270 195 445 130 319 485 1156

Avg 13.5 30.5 32.4 34.8 28.5

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .311 23 76 .303 23 28 .452 75 178 .421 38 50 .438 93 247 .377 112 129 .408 64 173 .370 73 89 .420 255 674 .378 246 296

Pct .821 .760 .868 .820 .831

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 16 26 1.1 62 81 2.9 91 112 3.7 72 84 2.9 241 303 2.7

Off 10 19 21 12 62

PF FO A TO B S Pts 14 0 36 26 1 15 122 55 0 90 56 9 35 357 82 3 154 91 9 59 595 53 0 181 98 5 57 397 204 3 461 271 24 166 1471

Avg 5.1 12.8 19.8 13.7 13.3

The late Nathan Norman had a tremendous four-year career in leading Upstate in the early days of NCAA DII membership... ranks fifth all-time in scoring with 1,471 points... ranks in the Top 15 in scoring average with 13.3 ppg... tops the three-point shooting lists with 255 made three pointers and 674 three-point shots attempted.

Terry Steward • 1,449 Year 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 TOTAL

GP 26 28 29 26 109

GS Min 0 486 24 604 25 867 26 904 75 2861

Total FG FGA 86 165 100 177 197 327 187 318 570 987

Avg 18.7 21.6 29.9 34.8 26.2

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .521 0 0 .000 34 50 .565 0 0 .000 48 63 .602 1 1 1.000 107 133 .588 1 3 .333 118 141 .578 2 4 .500 307 387

Pct .680 .762 .805 .837 .793

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 76 76 2.9 149 149 5.3 236 236 8.1 262 262 10.1 723 723 6.6

Off 0 0 0 0 0

PF FO 0 0 64 2 80 1 88 2 232 5

A TO B 20 0 0 21 33 3 25 44 24 31 54 14 97 131 41

S Pts 0 206 30 248 31 502 32 493 93 1449

Ranks sixth all-time in scoring with 1,449 points... tied for fifth all-time with a 13.3 scoring average... ranks fifth all-time with 307 free throws made... owns a .793 free throw percentage, good for ninth all-time.

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

Program History

Dwayne Prioleau • 1,446

Year 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 TOTAL

GP 29 30 27 26 112

GS Min 0 396 30 1055 27 956 26 865 83 3272

Total FG FGA 47 86 186 338 132 298 153 306 518 1028

Avg 13.7 35.2 35.4 33.3 29.2

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .547 1 5 .200 23 40 .550 45 105 .429 97 136 .443 23 76 .303 75 106 .500 41 87 .471 105 128 .504 110 273 .403 300 410

Pct .575 .713 .708 .820 .732

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 27 44 1.5 69 119 4.0 87 134 5.0 80 135 5.2 263 432 3.9

Off 17 50 47 55 169

PF FO A TO B S Pts 32 1 17 19 0 19 118 67 3 100 74 5 78 514 53 1 92 67 6 47 362 71 2 55 56 3 36 452 223 7 264 216 14 180 1446

Avg 4.1 17.1 13.4 17.4 12.9

Ranks seventh all-time in scoring with 1,446 points... ranks in the top 10 in 10 other career statistical categories... his .403 career field goal percentage ranks ninth all-time... a Peach Belt All-Conference selection in 1994... also a PBC Player of the Week honoree.

Willis Woodruff • 1,392 Year 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 TOTAL

GP 25 31 32 29 117

GS Min 1 443 31 949 32 1002 29 797 93 3191

Total FG FGA 36 78 135 270 147 277 186 322 504 947

Avg 17.7 30.6 31.3 27.5 27.3

3-PT Pct FG FGA .462 5 10 .500 17 44 .531 34 72 .578 37 87 .532 93 213

Pct FT FTA .500 21 38 .386 91 119 .472 95 127 .425 84 112 .437 291 396

Pct .553 .765 .748 .750 .735

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 39 39 1.6 150 150 4.8 118 147 4.6 77 102 3.5 384 438 3.7

Off 0 0 29 25 54

PF FO A TO B S Pts 31 1 71 37 6 20 98 93 4 95 80 9 41 378 100 3 129 74 24 40 423 81 3 105 63 27 52 493 305 11 400 254 66 153 1392

Avg 3.9 12.2 13.2 17.0 11.9

One of the best all-around players to play in the program... ranks eighth all-time in scoring with 1,392 points... also an unselfish player... finished with 400 assists, a figure that stands sixth all-time in program history... ranks in the top 10 in 10 other statistical categories... earned NAIA All-District Six honors in 1989 and 90 and All-Peach Belt Conference honors in 1991.

Luke Payne • 1,381 Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 TOTAL

GP 31 30 28 30 119

GS Min 16 774 28 885 27 890 29 978 100 3527

Total FG FGA 87 224 100 241 93 232 149 383 429 1080

Avg 25.0 29.5 31.8 32.6 29.6

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .388 47 138 .341 45 69 .415 39 124 .315 114 137 .401 41 111 .369 87 114 .389 63 194 .325 87 120 .397 190 567 .335 333 440

Pct .652 .832 .763 .725 .757

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 51 77 2.5 74 88 2.9 69 86 3.1 57 78 2.6 251 329 2.8

Off 26 14 17 21 78

PF FO A TO B S Pts 72 0 81 34 3 40 266 63 2 96 47 4 27 353 61 1 93 47 2 25 314 70 2 84 76 3 41 448 266 5 354 204 12 133 1381

Avg 8.6 11.8 11.2 14.9 11.6

Had a tremendous four-year career with the Spartans... finished his career ranked ninth all-time in scoring with 1,381 points... ranks in the top 20 in nine other statistical categories... ranks third all-time with 190 threepointers made and 567 three-pointers attempted... also third all-time with 333 made free throws... earned Upstate’s first A-Sun Player of the Week honor for basketball.

Jay Free • 1,255 Year 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 TOTAL

GP 28 32 30 13 103

GS Min 6 442 22 958 30 940 13 433 71 2773

Total FG FGA 54 135 146 360 147 332 78 188 425 1015

Avg 15.8 29.9 31.3 33.3 26.9

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .400 27 83 .325 15 20 .406 94 232 .405 47 62 .443 70 186 .376 58 78 .415 49 116 .422 45 53 .419 240 617 .389 165 213

Pct .750 .758 .744 .849 .775

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 24 30 1.1 42 58 1.8 75 85 2.8 38 42 3.2 179 215 2.1

Off 6 16 10 4 36

PF FO A TO B S Pts 34 0 29 35 7 22 150 46 1 62 36 5 45 433 57 2 63 45 7 27 422 28 1 30 25 7 19 250 165 4 184 141 26 113 1255

Avg 5.4 13.5 14.1 19.2 12.2

Ranks 10th all-time in scoring with 1,255 points... one of the top three-point threats in the history of the program... finished second all-time with 240 treys and 617 three-point attempts... his senior year was cut short after suffering a season-ending knee injury just 13 games into the season... was just 15 three-pointers shy of the all-time record... earned Peach Belt All-Conference honors in 2005 and 2006.

Darren McDuffie • 1,198 Year 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 TOTAL

GP 32 29 30 27 118

GS Min 27 899 29 797 25 822 25 762 106 3280

Total FG FGA 126 232 119 204 134 215 109 199 488 850

Avg 28.1 27.5 27.4 28.2 27.8

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .543 0 1 .000 64 80 .583 0 0 .000 45 57 .623 2 5 .400 42 55 .548 10 31 .323 59 75 .574 12 37 .324 210 267

Pct .800 .789 .764 .787 .787

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 104 172 5.4 93 148 5.1 111 158 5.3 94 147 5.4 402 625 5.3

Off 68 55 47 53 223

PF FO A TO B S Pts 70 0 20 52 11 36 316 82 2 45 42 9 34 283 83 1 25 44 6 41 312 56 2 15 30 8 34 287 291 5 105 168 34 145 1198

Avg 9.9 9.8 10.4 10.6 10.2

Ranks 11th all-time in scoring with 1,198 points... also ranks in the top 10 all-time in steals, rebounds and field goals made... second all-time in games started, having seen the starting lineup 106 times in his four years in the program... named Peach Belt All-Conference in 1993.

Todd Gambrell • 1,194 Year 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 TOTAL

GP 27 26 26 31 110

GS Min 1 397 23 720 20 741 28 936 72 2794

Total FG FGA 46 84 101 169 138 220 165 285 450 758

Avg 14.7 27.7 28.5 30.2 25.4

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .548 -- -- -- 35 53 .598 -- -- -- 71 99 .627 -- -- -- 83 123 .579 -- -- -- 105 140 .594 -- -- -- 294 415

Pct .660 .717 .675 .750 .708

Rebounds Def Tot Avg -- 93 3.4 -- 178 6.8 -- 171 6.6 -- 221 7.1 -- 663 6.0

Off -- -- -- -- --

PF FO A TO 62 2 10 23 73 2 14 41 69 2 34 40 93 7 44 48 297 13 102 152

B 11 14 19 32 76

S Pts 7 127 13 273 15 359 32 435 67 1194

Avg 4.7 10.5 13.8 14.0 10.9

Ranks 12th all-time in scoring with 1,194 points... one of the top rebounders in school history... ranks sixth all-time with 663 rebounds... his 6.0 rebounds per game average is 10th all-time... his .594 field goal percentage ranks sixth all-time... in all, he ranks in the top 10 in eight career categories.

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Program History

Mike Smith • 1,179

Year 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 TOTAL

GP GS 30 -- 28 -- 27 -- 85 --

Min -- -- -- --

Total FG FGA 113 214 126 233 186 313 425 760

Avg -- -- -- --

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .528 -- -- -- 89 114 .541 -- -- -- 87 107 .594 -- -- -- 153 196 .559 -- -- -- 329 417

Pct .781 .813 .781 .789

Rebounds Def Tot Avg -- 205 6.8 -- 211 7.5 -- 260 9.6 -- 676 8.0

Off -- -- -- --

PF FO A -- -- 22 -- -- 41 -- -- 37 -- -- 100

TO -- -- -- --

B -- -- -- --

S Pts -- 315 -- 339 -- 525 -- 1179

Avg 10.5 12.1 19.4 13.9

Ranks 13th all-time in scoring with 1,179 points, despite playing just three years in the program... his 676 rebounds stands as the fourth-best career total in program history... ranks second all-time with 80.0 rebounds per game, just 0.2 rebounds from the top spot held by Lucius Pitts... also ranks in the top 10 in field goals made and field goals attempted... a three-time All-District Six selection... an All-American in 1985.

Charles Ford • 1,076 Year 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 TOTAL

GP 27 31 29 29 116

GS Min 13 383 13 505 19 771 29 952 74 2611

Total FG FGA 58 128 103 216 93 189 138 296 392 829

Avg 14.2 16.3 26.6 32.8 22.5

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .453 9 22 .409 57 75 .477 9 38 .237 82 119 .492 5 19 .263 58 95 .466 8 33 .242 64 95 .473 31 112 .277 261 384

Pct .760 .689 .611 .674 .680

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 39 78 2.9 90 169 5.5 91 158 5.4 116 213 7.3 336 618 5.3

Off 39 79 67 97 282

PF FO A TO 57 1 12 16 70 1 26 54 82 4 25 45 77 0 52 86 286 6 115 201

B S Pts 7 22 182 18 36 297 11 31 249 15 36 348 51 125 1076

Avg 6.7 9.6 8.6 12.0 9.3

Ranks 14th all-time in scoring with 1,076 points... ranks 10th all-time with 618 rebounds... his 51 blocked shots is the fifth-best total in program history... also ranks in the top 10 in blocks per game... a Peach Belt Conference All-Tournament selection in 1996.

Terrance Gist • 1,064

Year 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 TOTAL

GP 25 30 28 29 112

GS Min 0 268 16 489 13 677 29 857 58 2291

Total

Avg 10.7 16.3 24.2 29.6 20.5

FG FGA 35 71 129 233 103 178 160 291 427 773

3-PT

Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .493 0 0 .000 14 31 .554 0 0 .000 74 126 .579 0 1 .000 55 84 .550 22 82 .268 45 83 .552 22 83 .265 188 324

Pct .452 .587 .655 .542 .580

Rebounds

Off 15 50 26 42 133

Def Tot Avg 21 36 1.4 61 111 3.7 61 87 3.1 67 109 3.8 210 343 3.1

PF FO A TO 24 0 11 13 55 1 59 39 60 1 91 53 77 2 112 51 216 4 273 156

B S Pts 4 17 84 17 78 332 15 59 261 43 122 387 79 276 1064

Avg 3.4 11.1 9.3 13.3 9.5

Ranks 15th all-time in scoring with 1,064 points... an all-around talent... ranks second all-time with 276 steals, holding the record for 10 years until Jeremy Byrd broke the mark during the 2007-08 season... a Peach Belt Conference All-Conference pick in 1998.

Carlos Bryson • 1,032 Year 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 TOTAL

GP 26 28 31 29 114

GS Min 7 445 26 782 31 874 25 830 89 2931

Total FG FGA 61 106 104 200 134 262 117 231 416 799

Avg 17.1 27.9 28.2 28.6 25.7

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .575 0 3 .000 33 50 .520 0 0 .000 46 89 .511 1 11 .091 64 117 .506 1 1 1.000 55 108 .521 2 15 .133 198 364

Pct .660 .517 .547 .509 .544

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 53 88 3.4 113 179 6.4 119 191 6.2 110 176 6.1 395 634 5.6

Off 35 66 72 66 239

PF FO A TO B S Pts 50 1 21 31 7 21 155 70 2 41 51 13 31 254 76 3 49 48 3 48 333 86 5 38 54 14 60 290 282 11 149 184 37 160 1032

Avg 6.0 9.1 10.7 10.0 9.1

Ranks 16th all-time in scoring with 1,032 points... averaged double figures the final two seasons of his career... also ranks in the top 10 all-time with 37 blocked shots and 634 rebounds... earned Peach Belt Conference All-Tournament honors in 1996.

Willie Murdaugh • 1,005 Year 1989-90 1990-91 TOTAL

GP 32 29 61

GS Min 32 979 29 880 61 1859

Total FG FGA 158 299 174 306 332 605

Avg 30.6 30.3 30.5

3-PT Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA .528 65 120 .542 108 133 .569 84 162 .519 84 106 .549 149 282 .528 192 239

Pct .812 .792 .803

Rebounds Def Tot Avg 89 138 4.3 64 100 3.4 153 238 3.9

Off 49 36 85

PF FO A TO B S Pts 86 1 52 55 2 86 489 59 0 73 62 9 121 516 145 1 125 117 11 207 1005

Avg 15.3 17.8 16.5

Ranks 17th all-time in scoring with 1,005 points, despite playing just two seasons in the program... a tremendous offensive player... holds Upstate’s all-time three-point field goal percentage record at .528... his 16.5 scoring average ranks fourth all-time... also ranks in the top 10 in three-pointers made and attempted... an All-American in 1991... the co-Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year in 1991... an all-conference selection in 1991.

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Program History NCAA Division II Tournament Teams 1990-91 26-3 • Coach: Jerry Waters In its first year as a member of NCAA Division II and the Peach Belt Conference, USC Spartanburg earned its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. After starting the season with a 4-2 record, the Rifles rattled off 21 straight wins to end the regular season with a 25-2 record and claimed the regular-season PBC championship. USCS advanced to the NCAA Tournament and claimed a 99-74 victory over Johnson C. Smith to advance to the second round against Virginia Union. The Rifles dropped a close 77-73 decision, ending the season with a 26-3 record.

1991-92 24-6 • Coach: Jerry Waters USC Spartanburg claimed its second-straight Peach Belt Conference regular season championship, ending the regular season with a 22-4 record. The Rifles advanced to the semifinals of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament before being eliminated by Columbus State. USCS advanced to the NCAA Tournament and claimed an 87-83 victory over Rollins in the opening round. However, in the South Regional Championship game, Jacksonville State took a 105-87 win over the Rifles, ending USCS’ season. The Rifles finished the year with a 24-6 mark.

1995-96 23-8 • Coach: Jerry Waters After missing the tournament for three straight seasons, USC Spartanburg returned to the NCAA Tournament after advancing to the championship game of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament. The Rifles defeated Kennesaw State and Georgia College & State to advance to the championship game before being eliminated by Columbus State. The performance was enough to send the Rifles to the NCAA Tournament and USCS hosted the South Regional in the Hodge Center. The Rifles claimed a 91-71 victory over Clark-Atlanta in the opening round before losing a 106-91 decision to Alabama A&M in the regional final. USCS ended the season with a 23-8 record.

1997-98 22-7 • Coach: Gary Nottingham USC Spartanburg earned its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in head coach Gary Nottingham’s first season with the University. The Rifles won the regular season Peach Belt Conference championship, but were ousted in the opening round of the Peach Belt Tournament. Still, USCS earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament and hosted the first two rounds in the Hodge Center. The Rifles claimed a 95-67 victory over Johnson C. Smith in the first round of the South Atlantic Regional, but fell to Virginia Union, 91-61, in the regional final. USCS ended its season with a 22-7 record.

2004-05 24-8 • Coach: Eddie Payne Upstate claimed a share of the regular-season championship in the Peach Belt Conference and advanced to the finals of the PBC Tournament before losing to Columbus State. Despite the loss, the Spartans had already earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Held at Bowie State in Maryland, Upstate claimed a 6359 victory over Winston-Salem State to advance to the second round of the tournament. The Spartans hung tough, but were ousted by eventual national champion Virginia Union, 85-67, to end the season with a 24-8 record.

2005-06 20-10 • Coach: Eddie Payne Needing to win the Peach Belt Conference Tournament to secure a berth in the NCAA Tournament, Upstate rode the backs of Jeremy Byrd and Daniel Quinlan to the tournament title, defeating Armstrong Atlantic State, 73-49, in the championship game. Byrd was named to the All-Tournament Team and Quinlan was named the Tournament MVP. Upstate lost to Columbus State, 90-88, in triple overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament held in Richmond, Va., and hosted by Virginia Union. Upstate finished the year with a 20-10 record.

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Program History All-Time Particpants A-A-A Abercrombie, Rex..................................... 1972-74 Allen, Nixon.............................................. 1972-74 Allison, Ralph............................................ 1968-71 Alverson, Bruce........................................ 1968-71 Amrick, Robert.......................................... 1967-68 Anderson, Junior...................................... 1980-81 Ashford, Richie......................................... 1979-80 B-B-B Bailey, Gary.............................................. 1996-97 Baldwin, Mike........................................... 1982-83 Bannister, Frankie..................................... 1981-86 Barbour, Chuck......................................... 2001-02 Bell, Keith................................................. 1998-02 Bennett, Kevin.......................................... 1990-91 Berry, Johnny............................................ 1988-89 Berryhill, Trevor........................................ 2005-06 Bishop, David........................................... 1974-75 Bishop, Stan............................................. 1968-69 Bishop, Wayne......................................... 1967-68 Blackwell, Ray.......................................... 1969-70 Blair, Curtis............................................... 2000-02 Blanton, Dean........................................... 1969-70 Bolton, Donny........................................... 1972-73 Boros, Gabor............................................ 2007-09 Bowen, Dewey.......................................... 1976-78 Boyd, Herman........................................... 1979-80 Brailsford, Rashawn................................. 2007-08 Brannon, Keith.......................................... 1972-73 Bridwell, Jim............................................. 1971-72 Bright, David............................................. 1992-96 Brobst, Jarrett........................................... 1999-00 Bronson, Sterling...................................... 1998-99 Brooks, James.......................................... 1972-76 Brown, Bobby........................................... 2002-03 Brown, Chris............................................. 1981-84 Brown, Josh.............................................. 2004-05 Brown, Shaneta........................................ 1997-98 Browning, Emmett.................................... 1987-88 Bryson, Carlos.......................................... 1993-97 Burch, Gene............................................. 1969-70 Burch, Mark.............................................. 1972-73 Byrd, Jeremy........................................ 2004-2008 C-C-C Camp, Jerry.............................................. 1979-82 Campbell, Reggie..................................... 1968-69 Carter, Marcus.......................................... 1990-91 Casey, Chuckie......................................... 1969-70 Cason, Robbie.......................................... 1987-89 Center, Mike............................................. 1970-71 Chavis, Josh.................................. 2007-present Cleveland, Odell....................................... 1981-83 Cleveland, Trey......................................... 1996-97 Coleman, Austin....................................... 1991-96 Conner, Tim.............................................. 1971-73 Cook, Carter................................... 2008-present Cooper, David........................................... 1968-69 Creswell, T.J............................................. 2003-04 Cutshall, Lee............................................. 1978-79 D-D-D Davis, Bobby............................................ 2007-09 Davis, John............................................... 1975-76 Dawkins, Alfred......................................... 1976-77 Dawson, Taha........................................... 1999-00 Deal, Bryce............................................... 1970-71 Dennis, Sylvester...................................... 1976-78 Dickson, Jeff............................................. 1967-68 Diebel, Dave............................................. 2001-03 Dixon, Dion............................................... 1984-85 Dodd, Richard........................................... 1969-72 Drummond, Derrick.................................. 1998-99 Drummond, Jerry...................................... 1984-85 Dunn, Derek............................................. 1998-00 E-E-E Elliott, Jimmy............................................ 1973-76 Elliott, Max................................................ 1970-72 Eppinger, Preston..................................... 2005-07 Erwin, Clark.............................................. 1971-72 Evans, Brian............................................. 1981-82 Evans, Chuck........................................... 1972-74 Ezell, Thomas........................................... 1972-73 F-F-F Ferguson, Tee........................................... 1969-70 Fluker, Troy............................................... 1998-03 Ford, Charles............................................ 1994-98

Little, Scott................................................ 1982-84 Livingston, Keilan..................................... 1993-95 Long, Charleston...................................... 2003-05 Long, Larry............................................... 1967-68 Loya, Lance.............................................. 1998-99 Lucas, Matt............................................... 1998-99 Lusis, Tony................................................ 1985-87

Fowler, Greg............................................. 1971-72 Free, Jay................................................... 2003-07 Frye, Skip................................................. 1973-75 G-G-G Gabbard, Dwight....................................... 1978-82 Gagum, Nathanial..................................... 1977-78 Gaither, Mike............................................ 1979-80 Gambrell, Todd......................................... 1985-89 Gaskin, Abran........................................... 2001-02 Gibson, Michael........................................ 1978-82 Gibson, Wendell....................................... 1978-82 Gilliam, Reggie......................................... 1990-92 Gist, Terrance........................................... 1994-98 Good, Jerry............................................... 1970-71 Gordon, De’Marion........................ 2008-present Gordon, James......................................... 1969-70 Gray, Teddy.............................................. 1984-85 Green, Kelvin............................................ 1990-92 Green, William.......................................... 1974-76 Grgurovic, Ivica......................................... 2004-06 Griffith, Bryan............................................ 1992-93 Grimes, Stuart.......................................... 1994-96 Gross, James........................................... 1998-99 Gross, Vashawne..................................... 1998-00 Gutshall, Lee............................................ 1968-69

M-M-M Maugle, Greg............................................ 2007-08 May, Steve................................................ 1983-85 Mayers, Rodney....................................... 1986-88 McAuthor, Smithy..................................... 1967-68 McBride, Kadarrell.................................... 1992-93 McCants, Donnelly................................... 1987-88 McCoy, Ed................................................ 1968-69 McCray, Melvin......................................... 1982-83 McDuffie, Darren...................................... 1989-93 McKown, Mark.......................................... 1976-78 McMahan, Art........................................... 1970-72 Meadows, James...................................... 1973-74 Merriwether, Lamario................................ 2003-05 Miller, Parrish............................................ 1985-86 Mitchell, Jason.......................................... 1996-98 Mooney, Oscar......................................... 1978-81 Moorman, Mike......................................... 1988-89 Moton, Jabreel.......................................... 2006-07 Mrkic, Matej.............................................. 2006-07 Murdaugh, Willie....................................... 1989-91 Murrell, Eric.............................................. 2000-04 Mynatt, Mark............................................. 1989-91

H-H-H Hackett, Ulysses....................................... 1988-92 Hall, Danny............................................... 1970-71 Hall, Rob................................................... 2001-02 Hammond, Henry..................................... 1995-96 Hammonds, Spanky................................. 1997-00 Hanks, Jimmy........................................... 1976-78 Hardin, Rhett............................................ 2006-08 Harold, Ken............................................... 1967-68 Harrill, Ken................................................ 1968-69 Harrington, Kevin...................................... 2000-04 Harris, Chuck............................................ 1977-78 Harris, Todd.............................................. 1994-95 Hayes, Mike.............................................. 1986-90 Helton, Tim............................................... 1972-73 Henderson, Bill......................................... 1989-90 Hensley, Shane........................................ 1991-93 Hill, Archie................................................. 1970-71 Hill, Emonte.............................................. 1999-01 Hill, L.A..................................................... 1977-81 Hills, Adrian............................................... 1997-98 Hindman, Tom ......................................... 1970-71 Hinson, Mark............................................ 1977-79 Hinson, Skip............................................. 1988-92 Hodge, John............................................. 1968-69 Hodges, Andy........................................... 1971-73 Holden, Wayne......................................... 1975-79 Holland, James......................................... 1978-82 Hollifield, Mike.......................................... 1970-72 Holmes, Elliott........................................... 1984-86 Horne, Brack............................................. 1979-81 Horsley, Larry........................................... 1969-70 Housey, Justin.......................................... 2007-08 Humphries, Bill......................................... 1974-77 Humphries, J.C......................................... 1972-74

N-N-N Nesbitt, Mike............................................. 1976-77 Norizsan, Bobby....................................... 1989-99 Norman, Nathan....................................... 1993-97 Norris, Etienne.......................................... 1999-01 O-O-O Olafsson, Fannar...................................... 2000-01 Olmstead, JT............................................ 2000-01 O’Neal, Charlie......................................... 2001-05 Owens, Mike............................................. 1983-84 P-P-P Pack, Danny............................................. 1970-71 Page, Tim................................................. 1978-82 Parham, Chris........................................... 1992-93 Parks, George.......................................... 1981-82 Pate, Mike................................................. 1976-77 Patterson, Terry........................................ 1997-99 Paul, C.J................................................... 2002-05 Paule, Pete............................................... 1999-00 Payne, Luke.......................................... 2004-2008 Pearson, Ricky......................................... 1976-77 Petty, Chris............................................... 2001-03 Phelps, Billy.............................................. 1973-75 Phelps, Jeff............................................... 1983-86 Pickett, Joe............................................... 1970-71 Pikunic, Ante............................................. 2005-07 Pinson, Walt............................................. 1976-77 Pitts, Lucius.............................................. 1976-78 Posey, Pat....................................... 2008-present Pounds, Greg........................................... 1991-93 Preston, Matt............................................ 2006-09 Prioleau, Dwayne..................................... 1990-94

J-J-J Jackson, Don............................................ 1968-69 Jackson, Linder........................................ 1974-75 Jackson, Thaddeus.................................. 1997-01 Jacobs, Charles........................................ 1988-89 Jacobs, Kevin........................................... 1995-96 Jenkins, Jamie.......................................... 2001-03 Johns, Herman......................................... 1976-78 Johnson, Danny........................................ 1968-70 Jones, Elbert............................................. 1968-70 Joshua, Jonathan..................................... 2004-05

Q-Q-Q Quick, Mike............................................... 1982-84 Quinlan, Daniel......................................... 2005-07 R-R-R Reed, Rodney........................................... 1987-88 Reiff, Lucas............................................... 2008-09 Rice, Dean................................................ 2004-05 Rich, Zac.................................................. 2005-09 Ridings, Sam............................................ 1972-73 Robinson, Derrick..................................... 1986-88 Robinson, Ducie....................................... 1974-76 Robinson, Jesse....................................... 2004-07 Rogers, Chalmers.......................... 2008-present Rosenburg, Ernest.................................... 1990-94 Ross, Stuart.............................................. 1978-79 Ross, Warrem........................................... 1995-96 Rousey, Cameron..................................... 2008-09 Rudic, Steve............................................. 1999-01 Rush, Charles........................................... 1982-86

K-K-K Kaldal, Steiner.......................................... 2000-01 Kaminski, John......................................... 1986-89 Kaupaitis, Erikas....................................... 2003-06 Kelly, Larry................................................ 1970-71 Koffi, Cedric................................... 2008-present Kristinsson, Pall........................................ 2000-01 L-L-L Lark, George............................................. 1967-68 Ledford, Brad............................................ 1991-95 Lee, Terry.................................................. 1982-84 Leonard, Terry.......................................... 1996-98 Lightbody, Doug........................................ 1979-83 Lipscomb, Johnny..................................... 1969-70

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2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

Program History All-Time Statistical Roster (Statistics Since 1974-75) Player

Years

GP GS

Min Avg

A-A-A Junior Anderson Richard Ashford

1980-81 1979-80

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B-B-B Gary Bailey Frankie Bannister Chuck Barbour Keith Bell Kevin Bennett Trevor Berryhill David Bishop Curtis Blair Gabor Boros Dewey Bowen Herman Boyd Rashawn Brailsford David Bright Jarrett Brobst Sterling Bronson James Brooks Bobby Brown Chris Brown Josh Brown Shaneta Brown Emmett Browning Carlos Bryson Jeremy Byrd

1996-97 1981-86 2001-02 1998-02 1990-91 2005-06 1974-75 2000-02 2007-09 1976-78 1979-80 2007-08 1992-96 1999-00 1998-99 1972-76 2002-03 1981-84 2004-05 1997-98 1987-88 1993-97 2004-08

27 59 1 85 13 8 13 56 54 25 20 28 108 16 25 34 5 88 8 19 8 114 115

6 28 -- 33 -- -- -- 49 36 -- -- 7 45 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 3 89 88

355 741 1 1149 22 8 -- 1591 921 -- -- 647 1202 155 -- -- -- -- 26 109 -- 2057 3104

C-C-C Marcus Carter Robbie Cason Josh Chavis Odell Cleveland Trey Cleveland Austin Coleman Carter Cook T.J. Creswell

FG FGA

-- 129 -- 5 13.1 12.6 1.0 13.5 1.7 1.0 -- 28.4 17.1 -- -- 23.1 11.1 9.7 -- -- -- -- 3.3 5.7 -- 18.0 27.0

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237 .544 8 .625

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114 .614 7 .286

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114 4

114 4

32 .656 35 21 56 137 .737 -- 279 279 -- .000 -- -- -- 96 .667 95 146 241 4 .250 4 2 6 -- .000 1 1 2 6 1.000 -- 6 6 199 .744 52 156 208 15 .800 27 63 90 39 .718 -- 121 121 25 .560 -- 69 69 37 .568 20 60 80 278 .586 159 313 472 13 .846 6 15 21 48 .479 36 46 82 132 .659 -- 264 264 2 1.000 -- 3 3 192 .766 -- 74 74 2 .000 -- 2 2 14 .929 5 9 14 35 .771 -- 54 54 364 .544 239 395 634 456 .640 89 206 295

37 216 -- 117 4 2 10 182 87 144 41 57 335 19 47 229 -- 117 1 9 46 416 313

70 375 -- 245 15 9 20 486 222 294 82 147 575 48 93 384 1 262 4 35 81 799 719

.529 .576 .000 .478 .267 .222 .500 .374 .392 .490 .500 .388 .583 .396 .505 .596 .000 .447 .250 .257 .568 .521 .435

-- -- -- 20 2 -- -- 67 70 -- -- 29 1 7 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 2 68

-- -- -- 59 3 3 -- 223 190 -- -- 82 2 25 -- -- 1 -- 3 18 5 15 239

.000 .000 .000 .339 .667 .000 .000 .300 .368 .000 .000 .354 .500 .280 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 .200 .133 .285

21 101 -- 64 1 -- 6 148 12 28 14 21 163 11 23 87 2 147 -- 13 27 198 292

1990-91 1987-89 2007- 1981-83 1996-97 1991-96 2008- 2003-04

26 1 211 8.1 3 14 -- 10 0.7 2 60 42 1514 25.2 125 62 -- -- -- 259 2 -- 3 1.5 -- 96 11 737 7.7 210 30 3 465 15.5 49 8 -- 9 1.1 1

12 6 368 508 1 506 142 2

.250 .333 .340 .510 .000 .415 .345 .500

1 -- 90 -- -- 74 17 --

5 -- 273 -- 1 219 65 1

.200 .000 .330 .000 .000 .338 .262 .000

5 12 .417 3 4 .750 62 78 .795 230 343 .671 -- -- .000 68 86 .791 25 35 .714 -- -- .000

D-D-D Bobby Davis John Davis Alfred Dawkins Taha Dawson Dave Diebel Dion Dixon Derrick Drummond Jerry Drummond Derek Dunn

2007-09 1975-76 1976-77 1999-00 2001-03 1984-85 1998-99 1984-85 1998-00

60 7 22 24 56 12 27 1 38

565 -- 94 56 238 5 320 -- 214

.494 .000 .298 .429 .487 .400 .338 .000 .435

6 -- -- -- -- -- 85 -- 47

25 -- -- -- 2 -- 262 -- 116

.240 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 .000 .405

174 286 .608 151 350 501 3 3 1.000 -- -- -- 4 5 .800 -- 37 37 17 28 .607 17 21 38 109 150 .727 88 117 205 1 4 .250 -- 11 11 59 74 .797 5 50 55 -- -- .000 -- -- -- 17 26 .654 16 45 61

E-E-E Jim Elliott Preston Eppinger Brian Evans

1973-76 2005-07 1981-82

31 -- -- -- 58 26 1113 19.2 7 -- -- --

130 .408 145 .545 17 .529

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F-F-F Troy Fluker Charles Ford Jay Free Skip Frye

1998-03 1994-98 2003-07 1975-76

65 4 411 6.3 15 53 .283 116 74 2106 18.2 392 829 .473 103 71 2773 26.9 425 1015 .419 25 -- -- -- 29 -- .000

8 31 240 --

30 112 617 --

G-G-G Dwight Gabbard Nathaniel Gagum Mike Gaither Todd Gambrell Abran Gaskin Mike Gibson Wendell Gibson Reggie Gilliam Terrance Gist De’Marion Gordon Teddy Gray Kelvin Green William Green Ivica Grgurovic Bryan Griffith Stuart Grimes James Gross Vashawne Gross Lee Gutshall

1978-82 1977-78 1979-80 1985-89 2001-02 1978-82 1978-82 1990-92 1994-98 2008- 1984-85 1990-92 1974-76 2004-06 1992-93 1994-96 1998-99 1998-00 1968-69

73 18 29 110 3 120 125 51 112 27 87 43 24 60 27 51 12 55 29

-- -- -- 58 120 .483 -- -- -- 7 18 .389 -- -- -- 143 323 .443 72 1138 10.3 450 758 .594 -- 12 4.0 -- 1 .000 -- -- -- 758 1390 .545 -- -- -- 849 1772 .479 2 468 9.2 36 77 .468 58 1802 16.1 427 773 .552 1 482 17.9 60 149 .403 16 511 5.9 124 238 .521 1 424 9.9 40 69 .580 -- -- -- 104 267 .390 28 1369 22.8 186 413 .450 18 417 15.4 81 185 .438 7 34 0.7 64 134 .478 -- -- -- 15 39 .385 28 671 12.2 122 242 .504 -- -- -- 53 104 .510

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 22 21 -- 2 -- 31 38 3 8 -- --

H-H-H Ulysses Hackett Rob Hall Henry Hammond

1988-92 2001-02 1995-96

119 118 2958 24.9 1026 1529 .671 22 3 374 17.0 30 84 .357 11 -- -- -- 13 19 .684

1 12 --

60 1872 31.2 279 -- -- -- 8 -- -- -- 28 2 198 8.3 24 32 1108 19.8 116 -- -- -- 2 26 -- -- 108 -- -- -- -- 13 464 12.2 93 53 79 9

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-- 328 10.3 -- 12 1.2

3 3 95 19 30 533 -- -- -- 8 50 318 -- -- 11 -- 1 4 -- -- 26 11 71 579 5 25 256 -- -- 316 -- -- 96 3 21 164 42 85 834 4 4 56 3 15 117 -- -- 545 -- -- 2 -- -- 381 -- 1 2 1 7 34 4 10 120 37 160 1032 32 350 986

3.5 9.0 -3.7 0.8 0.5 2.0 10.3 4.7 12.6 4.8 5.9 7.7 3.5 4.7 16.0 0.4 4.3 0.3 1.8 15.0 9.1 8.6

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.267 .277 .389 .000

10 18 .556 12 33 45 261 384 .680 282 336 618 165 213 .775 36 179 215 4 9 .444 -- 35 35

0.7 33 5.3 286 2.1 165 1.4 --

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-- 19 48 0.7 51 125 1076 9.3 26 113 1255 12.2 -- -- 62 2.5

-- -- -- -- 1 -- -- 7 83 64 -- 6 -- 95 95 5 20 7 --

.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 .265 .328 .000 .333 .000 .326 .400 .600 .400 .000 .000

67 2 54 294 -- 206 345 47 188 45 97 15 31 114 22 34 2 43 21

1.7 0.9 3.4 6.0 1.0 7.8 5.1 0.5 3.1 1.9 2.5 1.4 6.1 5.5 2.7 1.7 1.3 4.3 1.8

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635 856 .742 256 652 908 12 21 .571 7 39 46 5 6 .833 2 5 7

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2 190 256 -- 48 45 -- -- 9

36 227 2688 22.6 2 10 84 3.8 1 1 31 2.8

107 7 79 415 -- 285 467 60 324 56 153 26 50 174 42 47 6 88 40

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Program History Player Spanky Hammonds Jimmy Hanks Rhett Hardin Kevin Harrington Todd Harris Mike Hayes Bill Henderson Shane Hensley Emonte Hill L.A. Hill Adrian Hills Mark Hinson Skip Hinson Wayne Holden James Holland Elliott Holmes Brack Horne Justin Houser Bill Humphries

Years 1997-00 1976-78 2006-08 2000-04 1994-95 1986-90 1989-90 1991-93 1999-01 1977-81 1997-98 1977-79 1988-92 1975-79 1978-82 1984-86 1979-81 2007-08 1974-77

GP 50 45 5 108 5 115 24 48 28 115 24 51 76 109 124 55 53 15 70

GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FGA 6 198 4.0 43 111 .387 16 35 -- -- -- 100 232 .431 -- -- -- 6 1.2 1 5 .200 1 5 93 3480 32.2 536 1152 .465 165 464 -- 5 1.0 1 4 .250 1 3 75 1268 11.0 222 478 .464 69 185 -- 233 9.7 37 60 .617 4 11 5 613 12.8 50 87 .575 -- 1 26 791 28.3 70 172 .407 41 102 -- -- -- 355 691 .514 -- -- 18 543 22.6 89 171 .520 -- -- -- -- -- 70 158 .443 -- -- 4 394 5.2 45 74 .608 -- -- -- -- -- 324 521 .622 -- -- -- -- -- 182 412 .442 -- -- -- -- -- 308 556 .554 -- -- -- -- -- 60 139 .432 -- -- -- 164 10.9 11 34 .324 1 7 -- -- -- 329 374 .880 -- --

Pct .457 .000 .200 .356 .333 .373 .364 .000 .402 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 .000

FT 30 46 -- 299 2 60 17 43 61 168 52 22 15 101 172 130 13 7 137

J-J-J Josh Jackson Thaddeus Jackson Charles Jacobs Kevin Jacobs Jamie Jenkins Herman Johns Jonathan Joshua

1997-01 1988-89 1995-96 2001-03 1976-78 2004-05

8 -- -- -- 5 102 54 1199 11.8 238 7 7 -- -- 19 13 -- -- -- 6 29 6 299 10.3 23 53 -- -- -- 184 8 -- 34 4.3 7

17 442 53 21 46 407 14

.294 .535 .358 .286 .500 .452 .500

2 -- 4 3 5 -- 3

K-K-K Steiner Kaldal John Kaminski Ericas Kaupaitis Pall Kristinsson

2000-01 1986-89 2003-06 2000-01

9 -- 41 4.6 2 64 8 174 2.7 84 72 22 1323 18.4 184 27 15 553 20.5 66

5 169 352 150

.400 .497 .523 .440

L-L-L Brad Ledford Terry Lee Terry Leonard Doug Lightbody Scott Little Keilan Livingston Charleston Long Lance Loya Matt Lucas Tony Lusis

1991-95 1982-84 1996-98 1979-83 1982-84 1993-95 2003-05 1998-99 1998-99 1985-87

86 14 58 111 50 33 46 13 20 55

37 1480 17.2 50 -- -- -- -- 57 1816 31.3 250 -- -- -- 264 -- -- -- 210 19 764 23.2 80 45 1198 26.0 252 1 -- -- 2 8 -- -- 29 8 353 6.4 86

151 4 595 613 352 204 504 7 70 166

M-M-M Greg Maugle Steve May Rodney Mayers Kadarrell McBride Donnelly McCants Melvin McCray Darren McDuffie Mark McKown Lamario Merriwether Parrish Miller Jason Mitchell Oscar Mooney Mike Moorman Jabreel Moton Matej Mrkic Willie Murdaugh Eric Murrell Mark Mynatt

2007-08 1983-85 1986-88 1992-93 1987-88 1982-83 1989-93 1976-78 2003-05 1985-86 1996-98 1978-81 1988-89 2006-07 2006-07 1989-91 2000-04 1989-91

5 43 43 4 9 21 118 33 49 25 45 58 7 28 13 61 109 58

-- 8 1.6 -- -- -- -- 62 12 460 10.7 104 -- 18 4.5 1 -- 71 7.9 16 -- -- -- 42 106 3280 27.8 488 -- -- -- 28 -- 403 8.2 30 13 429 17.2 60 13 745 16.6 61 -- -- -- 254 -- -- -- 2 15 550 19.6 70 -- 64 4.9 3 61 1859 30.5 332 54 2705 24.8 319 -- 603 10.4 84

-- 110 229 4 23 71 850 62 55 103 163 440 3 136 14 605 703 222

N-N-N Bobby Norizsan Nathan Norman Etienne Norris

10 1 16 11 16 -- 9

.200 .000 .250 .273 .238 .000 .333

6 11 .545 3 5 8 149 225 .662 165 198 363 20 33 .606 -- 16 16 10 15 .667 2 7 9 16 24 .667 8 30 38 56 75 .747 -- 102 102 3 4 .750 1 3 4

1.0 8 3.6 243 2.3 14 0.7 13 1.3 17 1.9 -- 0.5 3

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1 5 4 34

.000 .600 .000 .382

5 8 .625 1 2 3 66 87 .759 -- 96 96 120 191 .628 127 171 298 41 52 .788 33 70 103

0.3 7 1.5 76 4.1 121 3.8 63

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16 -- 100 -- -- 39 39 1 12 27

71 -- 244 -- -- 112 117 4 34 55

.225 .000 .410 .000 .000 .348 .333 .250 .353 .491

61 5 207 195 103 72 134 6 7 97

106 .575 44 97 141 8 .625 -- 7 7 258 .802 101 219 320 246 .793 -- 232 232 139 .741 -- 214 214 80 .900 10 50 60 191 .702 143 160 303 6 1.000 1 5 6 17 .412 9 29 38 119 .815 -- 66 66

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.000 .564 .454 .250 .696 .592 .574 .452 .545 .583 .374 .577 .667 .515 .214 .549 .454 .378

-- -- 42 -- -- -- 12 -- -- -- 20 -- -- 1 -- 149 93 51

-- -- 102 -- -- -- 37 -- -- -- 67 -- -- 2 -- 282 300 132

.000 .000 .412 .000 .000 .000 .324 .000 .000 .000 .299 .000 .000 .500 .000 .528 .310 .386

-- 67 44 -- 10 10 210 6 30 51 29 178 2 35 5 192 214 74

-- .000 -- -- -- 99 .677 -- 88 88 51 .863 -- 73 73 -- .000 2 1 3 15 .667 -- 19 19 23 .435 -- 45 45 267 .787 223 402 625 14 .429 -- 47 47 68 .441 37 69 106 81 .630 -- 82 82 42 .690 60 58 118 254 .701 -- 354 354 2 1.000 -- -- -- 65 .538 43 44 87 10 .500 3 8 11 239 .803 85 153 238 272 .787 64 216 280 84 .881 12 36 48

-- 1 2.0 -- 1.7 52 0.8 -- 2.1 7 2.1 -- 5.3 291 1.4 -- 2.2 99 3.3 46 2.6 61 6.1 -- -- 2 3.1 76 0.8 9 3.9 145 2.6 148 0.8 50

-- -- 2 -- 20 -- 2 37 35 -- -- -- -- 2 3 -- 3 -- 5 105 168 -- 6 -- 2 17 36 1 17 19 -- 38 58 -- 25 -- -- -- -- 2 11 39 -- 3 6 1 125 117 1 220 190 1 37 46

1 -- -- --- -- 191 4.4 2 21 294 6.8 1 -- 2 0.5 2 4 42 4.7 -- -- 94 4.5 34 145 1198 10.2 -- -- 62 1.9 1 9 90 1.8 6 14 171 6.8 5 30 171 3.8 -- -- 686 11.8 -- -- 6 0.9 9 21 176 6.3 3 1 11 0.8 11 207 1005 16.5 5 80 945 8.7 2 25 293 5.1

1989-99 1993-97 1999-01

27 24 -- -- 50 131 .382 111 83 2188 19.7 485 1156 .420 55 27 1536 27.9 123 290 .424

23 255 61

79 674 131

.291 .378 .466

49 66 .742 246 296 .831 96 122 .787

10 49 59 62 241 303 55 154 209

2.2 51 2.7 204 3.8 106

-- 58 68 3 461 271 2 207 145

1 29 172 6.4 24 166 1471 13.3 10 97 403 7.3

O-O-O Charlie O’Neal Fannar Olafsson J.T. Olmstead Mike Owens

2001-05 2000-01 2000-01 1983-84

111 44 1706 15.4 184 27 2 395 14.6 47 5 -- 5 1.0 2 10 -- -- -- 11

.468 .443 .500 .393

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120 188 .638 109 182 291 64 94 .681 32 44 76 -- -- .000 -- 1 1 5 6 .833 -- 12 12

2.6 252 2.8 98 0.2 1 1.2 --

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P-P-P Tim Page Chris Parham George Parks Mike Pate Terry Patterson C.J. Paul Pete Paule Luke Payne Chris Petty

1978-82 1992-93 1981-82 1976-77 1997-99 2002-05 1999-00 2004-08 2001-03

74 -- -- -- 53 105 .505 11 -- 39 3.5 1 6 .167 5 -- -- -- 4 11 .364 13 -- -- -- 22 48 .458 39 3 164 4.2 43 114 .377 80 70 2404 30.1 192 444 .432 28 11 423 15.1 45 126 .357 119 100 3527 29.6 429 1080 .397 2 -- 9 4.5 1 1 1.000

-- 1 -- -- 31 98 11 190 --

-- 5 -- -- 89 242 41 567 --

.000 .200 .000 .000 .348 .405 .268 .335 .000

51 74 .689 2 2 1.000 13 15 .867 10 13 .769 18 21 .857 188 229 .821 8 12 .667 333 440 .757 -- -- .000

1.4 -- 0.1 6 3.4 -- 2.1 -- 0.7 41 2.6 189 2.0 28 2.8 266 0.5 1

-- 22 -- -- 1 9 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 29 30 4 339 146 -- 28 51 5 354 204 -- 1 2

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Program History Player Billy Phelps Jeff Phelps Ante Pikunic Lucius Pitts Pat Posey Greg Pounds Matt Preston Dwayne Prioleau

Years 1973-75 1983-86 2005-07 1976-78 2008- 1991-93 2006-09 1990-94

GP 17 51 58 54 28 57 15 112

Q-Q-Q Mike Quick Daniel Quinlan

1982-84 2005-07

R-R-R Rodney Reed Lucas Reiff Zac Rich Derrick Robinson Ducie Robinson Jesse Robinson Chalmers Rogers Ernest Rosenburg Stuart Ross Warren Ross Cameron Rousey Steve Rudic Charles Rush

1987-88 2008-09 2005-09 1986-88 1974-76 2004-07 2008- 1990-94 1978-79 1995-96 2008-09 1999-01 1982-86

3 8 78 55 22 29 30 106 9 31 2 55 103

S-S-S Brian Sanders Lee Sartor Nick Schneiders Ricky Scruggs Mike Selvy David Sharperson Reggie Sheehan Jon Shell Neil Simmons Sherron Singleton Mark Skupeika Marc Slaton Paul Small Andre Smith Fred Smith Mike Smith Richard Smith Rory Spencer Tom Stachowicz Jeff Stamps Richie Stevens Terry Steward Pat Still Steve Stroup Don Sullivan Cedric Sumpter Mike Swann Lavonda Sweeney

2001-03 1982-86 2005- 1976-77 1985-89 1974-75 1979-81 1991-93 1977-78 1999-01 1997-98 1989-90 1979-82 1984-85 1993-95 1982-85 1988-89 2007-08 1983-84 1978-79 2003-05 1984-88 1974-76 1988-90 1978-79 1998-99 1976-79 1974-76

54 105 81 14 96 12 34 27 27 55 25 1 66 3 20 85 17 24 2 11 57 109 22 61 6 27 71 30

T-T-T Keith Taylor Paul Thompson Karonnie Truzy Petros Tsampas Robbie Turner Charles Tyus

GS Min Avg FG FGA -- -- -- 19 48 -- 40 0.8 72 136 34 1200 20.7 136 303 -- -- -- 417 884 1 433 15.5 40 116 57 1983 34.8 192 477 0 78 5.2 4 10 83 3272 29.2 518 1028

53 -- -- -- 208 57 17 1500 26.3 276

Pct 3FG 3FGA .396 -- -- .529 -- -- .449 11 25 .472 -- -- .345 7 29 .403 59 190 .400 0 2 .504 110 273

Pct .000 .000 .440 .000 .241 .311 .000 .403

FT 6 18 41 114 27 149 2 300

FTA 15 33 68 160 44 219 3 410

Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF .400 -- 33 33 1.9 -- .545 -- 32 32 0.6 3 .603 107 194 301 5.2 162 .713 -- 445 445 8.2 -- .614 24 52 76 2.7 44 .680 42 107 149 2.6 113 .667 3 11 14 0.9 7 .732 169 263 432 3.9 223

383 .543 612 .451

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-- 4 1.3 1 0 31 3.9 2 5 708 9.1 63 41 717 13.0 240 -- -- -- 161 -- 171 5.9 8 1 372 12.4 17 65 1893 17.9 292 -- -- -- 2 30 -- -- 31 0 2 1.0 0 46 1233 22.4 203 15 660 6.4 293

1 1.000 5 .400 161 .391 465 .516 -- .000 28 .286 60 .283 570 .512 2 1.000 86 .360 3 .000 343 .592 558 .525

-- 1 53 42 -- 2 0 5 -- 11 0 -- --

-- 4 131 100 -- 6 0 16 -- 42 1 2 --

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-- 0 12 116 60 7 13 234 2 16 0 129 149

-- 0 16 142 100 10 16 330 6 36 0 183 202

29 1 54 -- 65 -- -- -- -- 47 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 35 75 -- 9 -- 12 -- --

144 228 184 5 227 60 10 31 41 232 19 -- 72 -- 14 425 5 16 -- 5 118 570 38 66 -- 52 304 40

288 474 422 12 491 153 32 58 118 496 41 -- 132 -- 38 760 8 42 -- 15 306 987 69 143 9 104 664 95

.500 .481 .436 .417 .462 .392 .313 .534 .347 .468 .463 .000 .545 .000 .368 .559 .625 .381 .000 .333 .386 .578 .551 .462 .000 .500 .458 .421

-- -- 0 -- 112 -- -- -- -- 121 -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 45 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

1 -- 0 -- 255 -- -- 2 -- 285 2 -- -- -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 149 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

.000 .000 .000 .000 .439 .000 .000 .000 .000 .425 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 .500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

126 151 108 2 164 6 7 24 21 114 4 -- 31 2 4 329 9 19 -- 5 89 307 12 47 -- 32 126 23

219 .575 153 117 270 261 .579 -- 157 157 215 .502 136 243 379 4 .500 -- 2 2 205 .800 -- 170 170 13 .462 -- 76 76 10 .700 -- 12 12 41 .585 14 27 41 28 .750 -- 82 82 236 .483 44 119 163 10 .400 12 16 28 -- .000 -- -- -- 52 .596 -- 117 117 3 .667 -- -- -- 4 1.000 10 12 22 417 .789 -- 676 676 14 .643 -- 10 10 29 .655 11 35 46 -- .000 -- -- -- 11 .455 -- 8 8 133 .669 44 107 151 387 .793 -- 723 723 17 .706 -- 42 42 94 .500 15 113 128 1 .000 -- 1 1 56 .571 30 64 94 182 .692 -- 214 214 29 .793 -- 33 33

1974-75 1998-99 1995-98 2002-04 1993-95 1993-95

16 -- -- -- 14 24 8 -- -- 35 46 1 218 4.7 42 57 43 976 17.1 140 54 53 1446 26.8 290 53 26 1053 19.9 146

46 83 120 293 615 277

.304 .422 .350 .478 .472 .527

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7 14 .500 -- 21 21 36 45 .800 25 63 88 24 37 .649 11 21 32 92 133 .692 53 95 148 242 289 .837 105 144 249 107 161 .665 107 149 256

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1992-93 1984-86 2005-07 1986-91 1977-81 1978-79 1973-78 1992-97 1975-76 1996-97 1981-83 2000-01 1997-98 1985-87 1987-91 1982-84

4 31 27 112 59 30 17 103 27 29 23 1 29 55 117 58

.000 .531 .409 .332 .490 .515 .000 .412 .000 .514 .422 .000 .408 .546 .532 .540

-- -- 2 33 -- -- -- 125 -- -- -- -- 72 6 93 --

-- -- 6 94 -- -- -- 371 -- -- -- -- 199 15 213 --

.000 .000 .333 .351 .000 .000 .000 .337 .000 .000 .000 .000 .362 .400 .437 .000

5 31 5 108 13 86 35 152 23 17 16 -- 46 137 291 129

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-- 13 12 95 62 176 89 108 66 41 25 -- 73 207 384 253

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-- 0.4 0.8 0.9 1.1 5.9 5.2 1.7 2.4 3.0 1.1 -- 3.3 3.8 3.7 4.4

-- 6 21 187 -- -- -- 126 -- 58 -- -- 44 120 305 --

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-- 2 5 -- 5 65 3 4 25 1 90 265 -- -- 109 -- -- 530 -- -- 157 4 87 789 -- -- 95 9 4 131 -- -- 70 -- -- -- -- 27 388 10 88 801 66 153 1392 -- -- 717

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Shaneta Brown #11

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Jeremy Byrd............................2004-08 Trey Cleveland........................1996-97 James Holland.........................1978-82 Kevin Jacobs...........................1995-96 Cedric Koffi......................2008-present Brad Ledford............................1991-95 Terry Patterson........................1997-99 Lee Sartor................................1982-86 Jeff Waters...............................1986-91

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Chuck Barbour.........................2001-02 T.J. Creswell............................2003-04 Doug Lightbody.......................1979-83 Mark Mynatt.............................1989-91 Bobby Noriszan.......................1989-99 Etienne Norris..........................1999-01 Chris Parham...........................1991-93 Jeff Phelps...............................1983-86 Zac Rich..................................2005-09 Mike Selvy...............................1985-89 Jon Shell..................................1991-93

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Gabor Boros............................2007-09 Charles Jacobs........................1988-89 Terry Lee..................................1982-84 Reggie Sheehan......................1979-81 Chris Ward...............................1984-86 Ronnie Williams.......................1985-87

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Rex Abercrombie.....................1972-74 Bobby Brown...........................2002-03 Richard Dodd...........................1969-72 Marcus Carter..........................1990-91 Greg Fowler.............................1971-72 Rob Hall...................................2001-02 Jimmy Hanks...........................1976-78 Emonte Hill..............................1999-01 Keilan Livingston.....................1993-95 Lance Loya..............................1998-99 Luke Payne..............................2004-08 Warren Ross............................1995-96 Lavonda Sweeney...................1974-76 Don Sullivan............................1978-79 Ricardo Williams......................1997-98

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Junior Anderson.......................1980-81 Rashawn Brailsford.................2007-08 Shaneta Brown........................1997-98 Reggie Gilliam.........................1990-92 Mark Hinson............................1977-79 Danny Johnson........................1968-70 Cameron Rousey.....................2008-09 Charles Rush...........................1982-86 Mike Swan...............................1976-79 Adam Williams.........................1992-97

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Chris Brown.............................1981-84 Robbie Cason..........................1987-89 Richard Dodd...........................1969-72 Steve “Skip” Frye.....................1973-75 Mike Gaither............................1979-80 Lee Gutshall............................1068-69 Tim Helton...............................1972-73 Tony Lusis................................1985-87 C.J. Paul..................................2002-05 Rick Scruggs...........................1976-77 Andre Smith.............................1984-85

Eric Murrell #14

Greg Pounds #22

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Curtis Blair #33

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Gabor Boros............................2007-09 Richard Dodd...........................1969-72

Sterling Bronson......................1998-99 Tim Connor..............................1971-73 Jerry Drummond......................1984-85 Dwight Gabbard.......................1978-82 De’Marion Gordon...........2008-present Mike Hayes..............................1986-90 Andy Hodges...........................1971-73 Justin Houser...........................2007-08 Jamie Jenkins..........................2001-03 Art McMahan...........................1970-72 Ante Pikunic.............................2005-07 Sherron Singleton....................1999-01 Ronnie Williams.......................1985-87 Roy Wright...............................1982-84

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Nixon Allen...............................1972-74 Jerry Camp..............................1979-82 Derrick Drummond..................1998-99 Eric Murrell..............................1999-04 Dean Rice................................2004-05 Nick Schneiders...............2005-present

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Johnny Lipscomb.....................1969-70

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Ray Blackwell..........................1969-70 Rhett Hardin............................2006-08 Pat Posey........................2008-present

David Bright.............................1992-96 Mark Burch..............................1972-73 Jeremy Byrd............................2004-08 Josh Chavis.....................2007-present Austin Coleman.......................1991-96 James Elliott............................1973-76 Troy Fluker..............................1998-03 L.A. Hill....................................1977-81 Elliott Holmes...........................1984-86 Herman Johns.........................1976-78 Terry Leonard..........................1996-98 Danny Pack.............................1970-71 Mike Quick...............................1982-84 Willis Woodruff.........................1987-91

Donny Bolton...........................1972-73 Todd Gambrell.........................1985-89 Michael Gibson........................1978-82 Vashawne Gross.....................1998-00 Mark Hinson............................1977-79 Charleston Long......................2003-05 Steve May................................1983-85 Melvin McCray.........................1982-83 Darren McDuffie......................1989-93 J.T. Olmstead...........................2000-01 Matt Preston............................2006-09 Brian Sanders..........................2001-03 Karonnie Truzy........................1995-98 Robbie Turner..........................1993-95 Steve Wood.............................1971-72

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Elbert Jones.............................1968-70 John Kaminski.........................1986-89 Pete Paule...............................1999-00 Ricky Pearson.........................1976-77 Pat Still....................................1974-76 Carroll Wells............................1978-79 Robert Williams.......................1977-78

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Kevin Bennett..........................1990-91 Charles Ford............................1994-98 Chuck Evans...........................1972-74 Wendell Gibson.......................1978-82 Archie Hill................................1970-71 L.A. Hill....................................1977-81 Bill Humphries.........................1974-77 Steiner Kaldal..........................2000-01 Matt Lucas...............................1998-99 Parrish Miller............................1985-86 Pete Paule...............................1999-00 Greg Pounds...........................1991-93 Lucas Reiff...............................2008-09 Derrick Robinson.....................1986-88 Marc Slaton.............................1989-90 Mike Smith...............................1982-85 Richard Smith..........................1988-89 Richie Stevens.........................2003-05

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Bryce Deal...............................1970-71 Andy Hodges...........................1971-73 Rodney Mayers.......................1966-68 James Meadows......................1973-74 Lamario Merriwether................2003-05 Mike Moorman.........................1988-89 Chris Petty...............................2001-03 Lucius Pitts..............................1976-78 Daniel Quinlan.........................2005-07 Rodney Reed...........................1987-88 Stuart Ross..............................1978-79 Steve Rudic.............................1999-01 Jeff Stamps..............................1978-79 Cedric Sumpter........................1998-99 Daryl Wilder.............................1972-73

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Bobby Davis............................2007-09 Derek Dunn.............................1998-00 Jay Free...................................2003-07 Terrance Gist...........................1994-98 Dwayne Prioleau.....................1990-94 Reggie Williams.......................2000-01

Trevor Berryhill........................2005-06 Curtis Blair...............................2000-02 Jarrett Brobst...........................1999-00 Josh Brown..............................2004-05 Emmett Browning....................1987-88 Carlos Bryson..........................1993-97 Odell Cleveland.......................1981-83

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Tim Connor..............................1971-73 Kadarrell McBride....................1992-93 Nathan Norman.......................1993-97 Chalmers Rogers.............2008-present L.C. Zellner..............................1990-92

Ralph Allison............................1968-71

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James Brooks..........................1972-76 Taha Dawson...........................1999-00 Dwight Gabbard.......................1978-82 Nathanial Gagum.....................1977-78 Stuart Grimes..........................1994-96 Ivica Grgurovic.........................2004-06 James Gross...........................1998-99 Kevin Harrington......................2000-04 Jason Mitchell..........................1996-98 Oscar Mooney.........................1978-81 Jabreel Moton..........................2006-07 Billy Phelps..............................1973-75 Ernest Rosenburg....................1990-94 Charles Rush...........................1982-86 Steve Stroup............................1988-90 Jack Turner..............................1970-71

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Mike West................................1968-70

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Keith Bell.................................1998-02 Dewey Bowen..........................1976-78 Keith Brannon..........................1972-73 Dave Diebel.............................2001-03 Teddy Gray..............................1984-85 Ulysses Hackett.......................1988-92 Erikas Kaupaitis.......................2003-06 Larry Kelly................................1970-71 Scott Little................................1982-84 Matej Mrkic..............................2006-07 Fannar Olafsson......................2000-01 Ducie Robinson.......................1974-76 Paul Small...............................1979-82 Rory Spencer...........................2007-08 Rick Stone...............................1971-72 David Taylor.............................1973-74

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Jonathan Joshua.....................2004-05 Jim Smith.................................1969-70 Petros Tsampas.......................2002-04 Marc Wartenberger..................2005-07

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Kelvin Green............................1990-92 Bryan Griffith............................1992-93 Danny Hall...............................1970-71 Wayne Holden.........................1975-79 J.C. Humphries........................1972-74 Charles Tyus............................1993-95

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Dean Blanton...........................1969-70 Walt Pinson.............................1976-77 Bill Weathers...........................1977-81 Curtis Williams.........................1975-76

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Mike Baldwin...........................1982-83 Chuck Casey...........................1969-70 John Davis...............................1975-76 John Kaminski.........................1986-89 Mark McKown..........................1976-78 Tim Page.................................1978-82 Danny Samuel.........................1985-86

Michael Center........................1970-71 Max Elliott................................1970-72 Mike Hollifield..........................1970-72 Sam Ridings............................1972-73 Johnny Whiteside....................1973-78

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Jerry Vaughn...........................1969-70

Frankie Bannister....................1981-86 Keith Bell.................................1998-02 Johnny Berry...........................1988-89 James Brooks..........................1972-76 Sylvester Dennis......................1976-78 Preston Eppinger.....................2005-07 Clark Erwin..............................1971-72 Brian Evans.............................1981-82 Thomas Ezell...........................1972-73 Josh Jackson...........................1997-01 Spanky Hammonds.................1997-00 Bill Henderson.........................1989-90 Shane Hensley........................1991-93 Rodney Mayers.......................1986-88 Joe Pickett...............................1970-71 Jesse Robinson.......................2004-07 Fred Smith...............................1993-95 Paul Stachowicz......................1983-84 Bill Weathers...........................1977-81

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Richard Ashford.......................1979-80 David Bright.............................1992-96 Alfred Dawkins.........................1976-77 James Holland.........................1978-82 Larry Horsley...........................1969-70 Willie Murdaugh.......................1989-91 Neil Simmons..........................1977-78 Terry Steward..........................1984-88 Mezie Uzochukwu...........2007-present Lee Williams............................1981-83

John Kaminski #41

Carter Cook.....................2008-present Dion Dixon...............................1984-85 Skip Hinson.............................1988-92 Brack Horne.............................1979-81 Pall Kristinsson........................2000-01 Donnelly McCants...................1987-88 Mike Owens.............................1983-84 Jesse Robinson.......................2004-07 Mike Selvy...............................1985-89 Jon Shell..................................1991-93 Mark Skupeika.........................1997-98 Randy Thomason...................1969=70 Paul Thompson.......................1998-99

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Gary Bailey..............................1996-97 Mike Hollifield..........................1970-72 Thaddeus Jackson..................1997-01 Charlie O’Neal.........................2001-05 Nick Schneiders...............2005-present Robert Smith............................1972-74

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Henry Hammond.....................1995-96 Adrian Hills..............................1997-98 Kenny Williams........................1996-97


2009-10 Upstate Men’s Basketball Spartans

Season Results Year-By-Year Results -- NLCAA Era -1967-68 (4-10) Coach: Eldridge Blackwood USC Florence.................................... L......... 52-68 USC Union........................................ W........ 52-51 USC Salkhatchie.............................. W........ 80-62 USC Lancaster.................................. L......... 51-65 USC Aiken......................................... L......... 32-69 USC Beaufort................................... W........ 72-69 Coastal Carolina................................ L......... 66-74 USC Union......................................... L......... 58-75 USC Salkhatchie.............................. W........ 83-44 USC Lancaster.................................. L....... 51-109 USC Aiken......................................... L......... 51-69 USC Florence.................................... L......... 38-78 USC Beaufort.................................... L......... 54-74 Coastal Carolina................................ L......... 55-86 1968-69 (3-8) Coach: Paul Mack ^USC Florence................................. W...... 104-80 ^USC Union....................................... L......... 73-85 ^USC Lancaster................................ L......... 62-86 ^USC Aiken....................................... L......... 91-93 ^USC Beaufort................................... L......... 62-73 ^USC Florence................................. W........ 77-72 ^USC Union....................................... L......... 65-80 ^USC Aiken...................................... W.......112-82 ^USC Lancaster................................ L......... 72-90 ^Coastal Carolina.............................. L......... 58-64 *Coastal Carolina............................... L......... 68-70 ^ Carolina League Game * Carolina League Tournament

1969-70 (9-10) Coach: Joe Bowman N.8......^at USC Florence................... L......... 61-77 N.14....^USC Union........................... W........ 69-68 N.22....at Cleveland Tech................... L....... 61-101 D.5......at Spartanburg High............... L......... 59-85 D.6......^USC Lancaster.................... W........ 64-63 D.12....at Spartanburg High............... L......... 48-61 D.13....^at USC Aiken........................ L......... 60-48 J.9.......^Coastal Carolina................... L......... 58-66 J.10.....Cleveland Tech....................... L......... 58-78 J.17.....^USC Florence...................... W........ 66-58 J.30.....^at USC Union (OT).............. W........ 85-69 F.7.......at Palmer............................... W........ 81-78 F.14.....^at USC Lancaster................. L......... 69-87 F.16.....vs. Palmer.............................. L......... 60-58 F.21.....^USC Aiken........................... W........ 75-44 F.28.....Palmer................................... W........ 78-69 M.6......^at Coastal Carolina.............. W........ 74-72 M.12....*USC Union........................... W........ 91-79 M.13....*USC Lancaster..................... L......... 64-75 ^Carolina League Game *Carolina League Tournament

1970-71 (6-15) Coach: Joe Bowman Coastal Carolina............................... W........ 88-80 UNC Asheville.................................... L....... 60-104 USC Aiken........................................ W........ 67-55 USC Lancaster.................................. L......... 74-78 Coastal Carolina............................... W........ 65-59 USC Union......................................... L......... 77-78 Palmer............................................... L......... 81-66 Isothermal.......................................... L....... 57-122 USC Aiken......................................... L......... 52-77 Palmer............................................... L......... 73-82 USC Beaufort................................... W........ 99-89 Palmer............................................... L......... 83-95 UNC Charlotte Fr............................... L....... 60-123 USC Lancaster.................................. L......... 62-76 USC Beaufort................................... W........ 76-70 USC Union......................................... L......... 63-77 Isothermal.......................................... L........58-111 UNC Charlotte Fr............................... L....... 53-129 Palmer............................................... L......... 81-85 *Coastal Carolina............................... L......... 53-61

*USC Salkhatchie............................. W........ 72-62

M.1......***USC Lancaster.................. W........ 85-70 M.2......***USC Aiken.......................... L......... 70-74

^ Carolina League Game

^ Palmetto Athletic Conference Game *USCS-Turkey Classic - Spartanburg, S.C. **Palmetto Athletic Tournament - Spartanburg, S.C. ***NLCAA South Atlantic Regional Tournament - Sptb., S.C.

1971-72 (10-13) Coach: Joe Bowman D.7......at Central Piedmont............... L......... 78-91 D.14....Palmer.................................... L....... 70-107 J.11.....Central Piedmont.................. W........ 79-69 J.15.....^at USC Aiken........................ L......... 57-79 J.19.....at Palmer................................ L....... 82-122 J.21.....^USC Salkhatchie................. W........ 85-65 J.22.....^USC Aiken............................ L......... 62-65 J.25.....^at USC Lancaster................. L......... 62-80 J.27.....^at USC Union....................... W........ 94-83 J.29.....^at Coastal Carolina............... L......... 67-45 F.3.......^USC Lancaster..................... L......... 62-78 F.5.......^at USC Beaufort.................. W........ 62-49 F.8.......^Clemson-Greenville............. W........ 73-44 F.11.....^at Clemson-Sumter............... L......... 59-73 F.12.....^Coastal Carolina.................. W........ 69-60 F.17.....^USC Union............................ L......... 82-84 F.19.....^USC Beaufort....................... L......... 68-75 F.24.....^Clemson-Sumter................... L......... 73-84 F.26.....^at USC Salkhatchie............. W........ 94-74 M.1......^at Clemson-Greenville......... W........ 94-58 M.9......*vs. USC Union...................... L......... 63-78 M.10....*vs. USC Salkhatchie............ W...... 103-69 M.11....*vs. Clemson-Sumter............. L......... 70-76

1974-75 (4-22) Coach: Bill Reitmeier xCollege of Charleston...................... L......... 74-96 xNewberry......................................... L....... 87-123 Pfeiffer............................................... L....... 93-100 Gardner-Webb................................... L....... 91-108 Berry................................................. W........ 91-89 Belmont Abbey.................................. L......... 66-99 Armstrong Atlantic State.................... L......... 74-98 Atlanta ............................................. W.......115-48 USC Aiken......................................... L......... 86-87 Warren Wilson.................................. W........ 91-78 North Georgia.................................... L......... 81-82 Augusta State.................................... L......... 55-99 Armstrong Atlantic State.................... L......... 58-72 North Georgia.................................... L......... 65-95 Southern Wesleyan........................... L......... 41-88 Lander .............................................. L......... 69-98 Augusta State.................................... L......... 71-75 Berry.................................................. L......... 74-77 Lander .............................................. L......... 60-68 Limestone.......................................... L......... 71-84 Atlanta Christian............................... W........ 97-67 Pfeiffer............................................... L....... 62-100 Southern Wesleyan........................... L......... 51-74 Warren Wilson................................... L......... 65-66 Limestone.......................................... L......... 65-70 USC Aiken......................................... L......... 66-79

1972-73 (11-9) Coach: Joe Bowman The Citadel Fr.................................... L......... 62-77 USC Beaufort................................... W........ 77-57 Central Piedmont.............................. W........ 80-62 Coastal Carolina................................ L......... 63-71 USC Lancaster................................. W........ 92-84 Isothermal.......................................... L....... 92-109 Clemson-Sumter................................ L......... 71-72 Clemson-Greenville.......................... W...... 106-48 USC Lancaster................................. W........ 76-59 USC Aiken......................................... L......... 73-88 USC Union......................................... L......... 78-90 Coastal Carolina............................... W........ 77-71 Clemson-Greenville.......................... W........ 85-31 Central Piedmont.............................. W........ 77-73 USC Aiken......................................... L......... 68-87 Isothermal......................................... W........ 74-65 USC Union......................................... L......... 70-73 Clemson-Sumter............................... W........ 77-64 USC Salkhatchie.............................. W........ 83-53 *USC Lancaster................................. L......... 53-54 1973-74 (19-7) Coach: Joe Bowman N.17....^at USC Beaufort.................. W........ 75-39 N.20....*Belmont Abbey JV................ L......... 69-70 N.21....*Wofford JV........................... W........ 83-72 D.1......Friendship JC........................ W........ 81-74 D.3......^USC Union........................... W........ 90-76 D.6......^USC Sumter........................ W........ 98-90 D.8......^USC Salkhatchie (for.)......... W............ 2-0 D.10....^at USC Lancaster................. L......... 73-84 D.12....at Friendship JC.................... W........ 81-79 D.15....at Durham Tech...................... L......... 79-70 J.12.....at Limestone.......................... W........ 78-74 J.19.....^USC Beaufort...................... W...... 100-55 J.21.....at Isothermal......................... W.......115-77 J.26.....^at USC Aiken........................ L......... 70-71 J.28.....Limestone............................... L......... 76-83 F.1.......^at USC Sumter.................... W........ 77-71 F.2.......^at USC Salkhatchie............. W........ 97-65 F.4.......^USC Lancaster.................... W........ 72-63 F.7.......Isothermal............................. W........ 89-77 F.11.....^USC Aiken............................ L......... 64-86 F.14.....^at USC Union....................... W........ 84-78 F.21.....**USC Salkhatchie................ W........ 96-69 F.22.....**USC Lancaster................... W........ 65-58 F.23.....**USC Aiken.......................... W........ 68-63

1975-76 (3-22) Coach: Bill Reitmeier N.21....xat College of Charleston....... L......... 70-83 N.22....xvs. Newberry........................ L........68-111 N.24....Berry...................................... W........ 82-72 N.29....at Pfeiffer................................ L......... 67-87 D.1......at Gardner-Webb.................... L....... 77-104 D.3......yat Lander.............................. L......... 61-75 D.13....North Georgia......................... L......... 67-91 D.15....Newberry................................ L......... 70-97 J.6.......at Newberry............................ L......... 72-87 J.8.......at Limestone........................... L......... 86-88 J.12.....Pfeiffer.................................... L......... 80-84 J.17.....at Warren Wilson................... W........ 83-63 J.19.....at Berry................................... L......... 79-96 J.21.....at USC Aiken.......................... L......... 70-83 J.24.....Lander.................................... L......... 53-80 J.26.....at North Georgia..................... L......... 69-96 J.29.....Southern Wesleyan................ L......