USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball

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USC Upstate Spartans
2014–15 USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball team
USC Upstate Spartans athletic logo
University University of South Carolina Upstate
Conference Atlantic Sun
Location Spartanburg, SC
Head coach Eddie Payne (12th year)
Arena G. B. Hodge Center
(Capacity: 818)
Nickname Spartans
Colors

Green and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament appearances
1991*, 1992*, 1996*, 1998*, 2005*, 2006*
*at Division II level

The USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball team represents the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference. [1] They are currently led by head coach Eddie Payne and play their home games at the G. B. Hodge Center. During their time as a member of the NAIA, they were national champions in 1982.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in six NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their record is 5–6.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1991 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Johnson C. Smith
Virginia Union
W 99–74
L 73–77
1992 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Rollins
Jacksonville State
W 87–83
L 87–105
1996 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Finals
Clark Atlanta
Alabama A&M
W 91–71
L 91–106
1998 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Finals
Johnson C. Smith
Virginia Union
W 95–67
L 61–91
2005 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Winston-Salem State
Virginia Union
W 63–59
L 67–85
2006 Regional Quarterfinals Columbus State L 88–90 OT

NAIA Tournament results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in three NAIA Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–2 and were national champions in 1982.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1981 First Round
Second Round
Henderson State
Hanover
W 61–50
L 60–72
1982 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Franklin Pierce
Saint Mary's (TX)
Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Hampton
Biola
W 75–62
W 63–53
W 74–64
W 68–54
W 51–38
1990 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Geneva
Grand Canyon
Birmingham Southern
W 80–54
W 75–69
L 80–87

CIT results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in two CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT). Their record in the CIT is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2012 First Round
Second Round
Kent State
Old Dominion
W 73–58
L 56–65
2014 First Round Towson L 60–63

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USC Upstate Spartans". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 

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