Scores

Final

FGCU 62

(10-17, 6-10 A-Sun)

USC Upstate 71

(7-16, 6-8 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, February 9, 2009

    1 2 T
    FGCU 26 3662
    UPST 27 4471

    Top Performers

    Florida Gulf Coast: R. Baker 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    USC Upstate: M. Uzochukwu 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    S.C.-Upstate 71, Florida Gulf Coast 62

    Associated Press

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Mezie Uzochukwu scored 22 points and South Carolina-Upstate defeated Florida Gulf Coast 71-62 on Monday night.

    The Spartans (7-16, 6-8 Atlantic Sun Conference) have won three straight for the first time since joining Division I before the 2007-08 season.

    Down 28-27 early in the second half, S.C.-Upstate went on a 13-2 run to take a 42-30 lead with 15:17 remaining on a layup by De'Marion Gordon. Gordon scored four points in the run and Uzochukwu added five.

    Gordon finished with 11 points and Bobby Davis added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans.

    Reed Baker scored 24 points and Addison Smith tallied five steals for the Eagles (10-17, 6-10), who were outrebounded 35-26.

    Florida Gulf Coast shot just 35.5 percent from the field (22 of 62), including going 4-for-21 from 3-point range (19 percent).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FGCU
    UPST
    Points 62 71
    FG Made-Attempted 22-62 (.355) 18-39 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-21 (.190) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 29-37 (.784)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 13

    2008-09 Season

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