S.C.-Upstate dominates Kennesaw State 80-51

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SPARTANSBURG, S.C. (AP)—Nick Schneiders scored 20 points and blocked seven shots to lead South Carolina-Upstate to a dominating 80-51 win over Kennesaw State on Saturday.

Josh Chavis added 16 points for the Spartans (9-20, 8-12 Atlantic Sun Conference), who shot 54.5 percent from the field (24-for-44) and held the Owls (7-22, 3-17) to 30.4 percent shooting (17-for-56).

Kennesaw State also lost its seventh game in a row and 12 of its last 13 games.

S.C.-Upstate never trailed in the contest, pulling ahead 34-21 in the first half on a 3-pointer by Gabor Boros. A dunk off a fastbreak by Chalmers Rogers pushed the Spartans advantage to 53-33 with 10:55 left in the second half and later took their largest margin of the game at 34 points.

Jon-Michael Nickerson led the Owls with 15 points, while Spencer Dixon added 14.

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 Kennesaw St.
Jon-Michael Nickerson Jon-Michael Nickerson
7-12,  15 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
 South Carolina Upstate
Nick Schneiders Nick Schneiders
6-9,  20 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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