2017-18 USC Upstate Men's Basketball News

  • Dickerson Announces Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff
    May 17, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate head men’s basketball coach Dave Dickerson has announced this afternoon the additions of Dr. Ron Bradley, Stacey Palmore and Andrew Garcia as assistant coaches for the 2018-19 season.
  • USC Upstate Introduces Dave Dickerson as Head Men’s Basketball Coach
    April 05, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate formally introduced Dave Dickerson as the tenth head coach of the men’s basketball team during a press conference held on Thursday morning in the lobby of the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • USC Upstate Officially Introduces New Basketball Coach Thursday, April 5
    March 30, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate announced this morning that Dave Dickerson will join the university as head coach of the men’s basketball team. Dickerson, who is currently employed with the NBA’s Utah Jazz, spent seven years on the sidelines at The Ohio State University as the associate head men’s basketball coach. Dickerson has been a part of 181 victories, two Big Ten regular-season titles, three Big Ten Tournament title game appearances, and participation in NCAA Tournament play in five of seven years with Ohio State. USC Upstate Chancellor Brendan Kelly will officially introduce Dickerson to the campus and community during a press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018, in the G.B. Hodge Center, located at 365 Hodge Drive.
  • Ramel Thompkins Selected to Participate in Inaugural 3X3U National Championship
    March 29, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate’s Ramel Thompkins has been selected to participate in the inaugural 3X3U National Championship. This ground-breaking new event will put 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams, comprised of seniors who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, will compete live on Twitter and ESPN2 from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio, Texas. Thompkins is one of four players selected from the ASUN to participate.
  • USC Upstate Drops 96-76 Decision at FGCU in ASUN Quarterfinals
    February 26, 2018
    Fort Myers, Fla. – Mike Cunningham tied his career-high of 28 points to lead the eighth-seeded USC Upstate men’s basketball team on Monday evening but the Spartans would fall to the top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 96-76 in the quarterfinals of the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship at Alico Arena.
  • USC Upstate Travels to FGCU for ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Opener
    February 25, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team begins its journey for an NCAA Tournament bid on Monday evening when the Spartans travel to top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast for a 7 p.m. tip-off inside Alico Arena.
  • Span Selected to ASUN All-Academic Team
    February 24, 2018
    LakePoint, Ga. – USC Upstate junior guard Jure Span was honored for his performance both on the court and in the classroom Saturday afternoon as he earned a spot for the second straight season on the ASUN All-Academic Team, the conference office announced.
  • USC Upstate Falls to NJIT 76-67 on Senior Night
    February 22, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Deion Holmes scored a game-high 15 points to lead four Spartans in double-figures as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team closed out its regular season on Thursday evening with a 76-67 defeat to the NJIT Highlanders on Senior Night from Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • USC Upstate Hosts NJIT in Regular Season Finale
    February 21, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team wraps up its regular season on Thursday evening hosting the NJIT Highlanders at 7 p.m. from Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • USC Upstate Falls in Final Road Game at Jacksonville 82-70
    February 17, 2018
    Jacksonville, Fla. – Deion Holmes scored over 20 points for the ninth time this season to lead the USC Upstate men’s basketball team offensively as the Spartans dropped their final regular season road game, 82-70, to the Jacksonville Dolphins on Saturday evening from Historic Swisher Gym.
  • USC Upstate Drops Conference Road Decision at North Florida
    February 15, 2018
    Jacksonville, Fla. – Deion Holmes scored a team-high 27 points, while Thomas Booker added a career-best 18 off the bench, to lead six Spartans in double-figures as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team suffered a 109-100 setback to the North Florida Ospreys on Thursday evening from UNF Arena.
  • USC Upstate Closes out Road Campaign at North Florida, Jacksonville
    February 14, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team plays its final road games of the regular season this week as the Spartans travel to the state of Florida for a pair of games against the North Florida Ospreys and Jacksonville Dolphins.
  • Cunningham Ties Season-High, USC Upstate Falls to FGCU 88-71
    February 10, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Mike Cunningham led the USC Upstate men’s basketball team offensively, tying his season-high of 26 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a strong second half by the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in an 88-71 loss on Homecoming Saturday afternoon from Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Holmes, Moore Lead USC Upstate to 91-79 Victory over Stetson
    February 08, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Deion Holmes scored a game-high 34 points, and Malik Moore added a season-high 27, to lead the USC Upstate men’s basketball team to a 91-79 victory over the Stetson Hatters on Thursday evening from Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • USC Upstate Returns to Hodge Center this Week to Host Stetson, FGCU
    February 07, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team is back at the Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center this week to celebrate the university’s Homecoming as it hosts the Stetson Hatters and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in a pair of ASUN Conference matchups.
  • Second Half Surge Lifts Kennesaw State over USC Upstate
    February 03, 2018
    Kennesaw, Ga. – Mike Cunningham scored a team-high 18 points to lead the USC Upstate men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon but the Spartans dropped a 93-69 decision to the Kennesaw State Owls in conference play at the KSU Convocation Center.
  • USC Upstate, Kennesaw State Set to Tangle on Saturday Afternoon
    February 02, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team will travel to Kennesaw, Ga. on Saturday afternoon to face the Kennesaw State Owls at 4:30 p.m. in an ASUN contest from the KSU Convocation Center.
  • Holmes Turns in Career Night as USC Upstate Drops Double-OT Thriller to Lipscomb
    January 29, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Deion Holmes had a career performance on Monday evening as the junior reached the 1,000-Point Club, while recording his first career double-double on career-highs of 39 points and 12 rebounds, as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team dropped a 110-106 double-overtime decision to the Lipscomb Bisons at Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • USC Upstate Falls to Kennesaw State in Final Seconds
    January 27, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Anthony Wilson’s jumper with less than two seconds remaining proved to be the game-winner as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team fell in the final seconds to the Kennesaw State Owls, 81-80, on Saturday afternoon from Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • USC Upstate Hosts Kennesaw State, Lipscomb during Two-Game Homestand
    January 26, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team is back at home for the next two games, being played over the course of three days, when it hosts the Kennesaw State Owls and Lipscomb Bisons in back-to-back ASUN games from the Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Cunningham Tallies 20 Points, USC Upstate Drops Road Contest at Lipscomb
    January 24, 2018
    Nashville, Tenn. – Mike Cunningham registered his 11th career game with at least 20 points on Wednesday evening as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team fell to the Lipscomb Bisons 92-78 in ASUN play at Allen Arena.
  • Spartans, Bisons Set for Wednesday Night Showdown
    January 23, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team continues its conference season on Wednesday evening when the Spartans travel to Nashville, Tenn. for a 7:30 p.m. EST contest against the Lipscomb Bisons at Allen Arena.
  • Upstate Posts Five Double-Digit Scorers in Home Loss to North Florida
    January 20, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – For the third time this season, and second in conference play, the USC Upstate men’s basketball team had five players score in double-figures but the Spartans would suffer a 100-80 setback to the North Florida Ospreys on Saturday afternoon at the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Career Nights by Holmes, Cunningham Propel USC Upstate over Jacksonville
    January 18, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – Deion Holmes and Mike Cunningham both turned in career evenings on Thursday as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team returned home for the first time in conference play and recorded a 91-85 victory over the Jacksonville Dolphins at the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • USC Upstate Welcomes Jacksonville, UNF to G.B. Hodge Center for First ASUN Home Games
    January 17, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team is slated to play its first ASUN home games of the season this week when it hosts a pair of Florida schools at the G.B. Hodge Center in the Jacksonville Dolphins and North Florida Ospreys.
  • USC Upstate to Honor Former Men’s Basketball Coach Eddie Payne
    January 16, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate athletics department will honor former head men’s basketball coach Eddie Payne on Saturday, Jan. 20 when the Spartans host North Florida at the G.B. Hodge Center. Tip off is slated for 2 p.m.
  • Upstate Falls 87-69 at Stetson
    January 13, 2018
    DeLand, Fla. – Mike Cunningham was one of three players to score in double-figures with a team-high 16 points as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team concluded its three-game road trip to open conference play on Saturday afternoon with an 87-69 loss to the Stetson Hatters at the Edmunds Center.
  • Three Score in Double-Figures for Upstate in 75-58 Loss at FGCU
    January 11, 2018
    Fort Myers, Fla. – Avery Diggs scored a career-high 12 points to lead three Spartans in double-figures scoring as the USC Upstate men’s basketball team dropped a 75-58 decision in conference play to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Thursday evening at Alico Arena.
  • Upstate Finishes Conference-Opening Road Trip at FGCU, Stetson
    January 10, 2018
    Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team wraps up a three-game road trip to begin conference play this weekend when it travels to the state of Florida for a pair of contests against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and Stetson Hatters.
  • Five Players Score in Double-Figures as Upstate Drops ASUN Opener at NJIT
    January 06, 2018
    Newark, N.J. – The USC Upstate men’s basketball team had five players finish with at least 10 points, led by 16 each from Jure Span and Ramel Thompkins, as the Spartans fell in their ASUN opener against the NJIT Highlanders, 98-87, on Saturday afternoon at the Wellness and Events Center.
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