SPARTANBURGK, S.C. -- Mezie Uzochukwu scored 13 points and South Carolina-Upstate defeated Lipscomb 81-74 on Thursday night.
The Spartans (5-19, 5-10 Atlantic Sun Conference) turned the ball over seven times, while dishing out 16 assists.
Lipscomb, which was tied for first in the A-Sun with Belmont heading in, led 40-31 at halftime, but had 7 of its 12 turnovers and was outscored 26-7 off the bench in the second half.
The Spartans outscored the Bison 22-11 to open the second half, and took a 53-51 lead on Cedric Koffi's 3 with 12:06 left.
Koffi finished with 11 points and Nick Schneiders added five blocks for the Spartans.
Hodzic finished with 22 points and Jordan Burgason added 18 for Lipscomb (13-12, 10-6).