USC-Upstate defeats Northern Kentucky 73-64

The Associated PressJanuary 10, 2014

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Ricardo Glenn scored 15 points and Fred Miller and Ty Greene each added 13 to lead South Carolina-Upstate in a 73-64 victory over Northern Kentucky on Thursday night.

Glenn finished with 10 rebounds and Torrey Craig added 12. Both Craig and Jodd Maxey scored 11 points for the Spartans (8-8, 1-2) in their Atlantic Sun Conference home opener.

The score was tied at 35 at intermission and USC-Upstate pulled away on an 11-2 run with 16:19 to go. The Norse got no closer than four points for the rest of the game and USC-Upstate held its largest lead at 11.

The Spartans shot 53.1 percent from the floor, but made just two 3-pointers on 11 attempts.

Tyler White scored 17 points to lead Northern Kentucky (7-10, 3-2). The Norse shot 12 of 15 (80 percent) from the free-throw line and made seven from 3-point range.