South Carolina-Upstate beats Jacksonville 70-66

The Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Torrey Craig led the Spartans with 20 points and 10 rebounds as South Carolina-Upstate erased a 12-point second-half deficit to claim a 70-66 win over Jacksonville Saturday.

Ty Greene added 11 points for the Spartans (16-10, 9-4 Atlantic Sun Conference), who earned a berth in the A-Sun tournament with the win. They have won two straight games and six of seven since losing at Jacksonville on Jan. 16.

In a game that was close throughout, the Dolphins held a 55-52 advantage with 5 1/2 minutes remaining. But Craig sank two free throws that sparked an 8-2 run over a two-minute span, and the Spartans led the rest of the way.

Jacksonville pulled within 66-64 with 29 seconds left, but Greene and Mario Blessing combined to go 4 of 4 from the stripe down the stretch to seal it for the Spartans.

Aloys Cabell had 23 points to pace the Dolphins (5-20, 3-11).

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