South Carolina Upstate vs Tennessee State

Tennessee St. 67, SC-Upstate 64


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Cyphers scored a season-high 22 points as Tennessee State beat South Carolina-Upstate 67-64 Friday night.

Kellen Thornton added 14 points and Patrick Miller chipped in with 12 to help Tennessee State (6-7) stay 4-0 at home.

Tennessee State shot 59.1 percent (13 for 22) in the second half to cut into a 29-25 halftime deficit.

The Tigers scored seven unanswered points, making it 35-34 with 15 minutes to play.

With the Tigers trailing, Cyphers made two 3s to give Tennessee State the lead 42-41 with under 12 minutes to play.

Miller later connected on two quick 3s to put the Tigers ahead for good, extending their lead to six, 55-49, with 7:54 left to play.

SC Upstate's desperation buzzer-beater fell wide and Tennessee State held on for the win.

Torrey Craig scored 18 points and Ricardo Glenn had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (4-7).

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South Carolina Upstate Spartans
T. Craig, F357-182-684418
R. Glenn, F285-73-6101213
R. Elam, F120-20-01010
T. Greene, G354-103-344313
M. Blessing, G223-50-04148
J. Maxey283-60-06126
A. Rodgers221-70-01322
B. Olumuyiwa122-20-01104
F. Miller60-00-01010
Totals 25-578-1540151964
Tennessee State Tigers
K. Thornton, F365-132-231214
M. Rhett, F190-00-03000
P. Miller, G333-104-656412
J. Cyphers, G307-104-710122
T. Fredrick, G132-20-01015
D. Dockery252-20-01515
M. Green202-53-44017
J. Gaither150-20-01220
J. Harris81-20-00002
D. McClung10-00-00000
Totals 22-4613-1922141267
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290

Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
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