S.C.-Upstate edges Lipscomb 57-56

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP)—Bobby Davis scored 14 of South Carolina-Upstate’s final 16 points and Carter Cook hit a jumper with 11 seconds left in a 57-56 victory over Lipscomb on Monday.

A Davis layup with 11:08 left gave the Spartans (3-14, 2-6 Atlantic Sun Conference) a 43-34 lead, but the Bisons used an 11-0 run to pull ahead 45-43.

Trailing 54-49 with 4:49 left, South Carolina-Upstate outscored Lipscomb 8-2 down the stretch. Jimmy Oden missed two free throws for the Bisons (6-11, 2-6) with 23 seconds remaining.

South Carolina-Upstate, which shot only 25.8 percent in the second half (8-for-31), ended a four-game losing streak while extending Lipscomb’s losing skid to five games.

Davis played only 10 minutes of the first half with foul trouble but finished with 19 points. Cook added 12.

Adrian Hodzic led Lipscomb with 17 points and Josh Slater had 15.

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3-8,  15 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists
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Bobby Davis Bobby Davis
6-7,  19 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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