S.C.-Upstate beats Stetson 54-53

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP)—Bobby Davis hit two free throw with 3 seconds left to lift South Carolina-Upstate to a 54-53 win over Stetson on Saturday.

Stetson claimed a 41-33 lead on an A.J. Smith 3-pointer with 15:46 remaining in the second half. But the Hatters did not score a field goal for almost four minutes, as the Hatters cut the advantage to 42-39 with 12:02 left.

Garfield Blair hit a jumper to push Stetson’s lead to six points with 6:37 left in the game. The Spartans (6-16, 5-8 Atlantic Sun Conference) answered by outscoring the Hatters 8-3 over five minutes later, cutting the lead to 53-52 on Nick Schneiders’ layup.

Davis, who led Upstate with 15 points and 13 rebounds, followed with his game-winning free throws. Schneiders had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Smith led Stetson (10-12, 7-7) with 17 points and six assists, while Blair finished with 12 points.

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