S.C.-Upstate beats SMU 58-56 on last second free throws

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DALLAS (AP)—Mezie Uzochukwu hit two free throws with a second left Tuesday night as South Carolina Upstate rallied to defeat SMU 58-56.

SMU led 52-38 with 8:36 left before the Spartans used an 18-0 run over a six-minute stretch to take a 56-52 lead. SMU’s Bamba Fall tied the game at 56-56 on a layup with 36 seconds left. Uzochukwu went to the line to shoot the winning free throws after he was fouled by Jon Killen.

Luke Payne led South Carolina-Upstate (2-8) with 19 points, including 13 in the second half. Bobby Davis scored 10.

Fall led SMU (4-5) with 15 points. Derrick Roberts added 11.

SMU led 30-26 at the half.

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L. Payne L. Payne
8-17,  19 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists
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B. Fall B. Fall
6-9,  15 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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