2013–14 USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball team

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2013–14 USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball
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CIT, First round
Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
2013–14 record 19–15 (11–7 A-Sun)
Head coach Eddie Payne (12th season)
Assistant coach Kyle Perry
Assistant coach Kente Hart
Assistant coach Luke Payne
Home arena G. B. Hodge Center
Seasons
2013–14 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Mercer 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
Florida Gulf Coast 14 4   .778     22 13   .629
USC Upstate 11 7   .611     19 15   .559
East Tennessee State 10 8   .556     19 16   .543
Lipscomb 10 8   .556     15 15   .500
North Florida 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
Jacksonville 8 10   .444     12 18   .400
Northern Kentucky* 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
Stetson 5 13   .278     7 24   .226
Kennesaw State 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
2014 Atlantic Sun Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition

The 2013–14 USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball team represented the University of South Carolina Upstate during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Spartans, led by 12th year head coach Eddie Payne, played their home games at the G. B. Hodge Center and were members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. They finished the season 19–15, 11–7 in A-Sun play to finish in third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament where they lost to Mercer. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Towson.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Daniel Bridges Forward 6–7 180 Freshman Inman, South Carolina
3 Karim Mawuenyega Guard 6–0 170 Freshman Douglasville, Georgia
5 Ty Greene Guard 6–3 185 Junior Knoxville, Tennessee
10 Josh Cuthbertson Forward 6–5 185 Freshman New Bern, North Carolina
12 Ricardo Glenn Forward 6–8 246 Senior Augusta, Georgia
14 Tristan Thomas Guard 6–3 190 Sophomore Bangor, Maine
15 ShunQuez Stephens Forward 6–5 245 Sophomore Flowery Branch, Georgia
21 Austin Grimes Guard 6–3 195 Freshman Cincinnati, Ohio
23 Torrey Craig Forward 6–6 215 Senior Great Falls, South Carolina
24 Jodd Maxey Forward 6–8 200 Senior Statham, Georgia
31 Mario Blessing Guard 6–2 165 Junior Kusterdingen, Germany
32 Fred Miller Guard 6–4 200 Junior Atlanta, Georgia
34 Babatunde Olumuyiwa Forward/Center 6–8 220 Senior Athens, Georgia
43 Racine Talla Forward 6–8 195 Freshman Dakar, Senegal
44 Michael Buchanan Center 6–11 250 Freshman Las Vegas, Nevada

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/09/2013*
12:00 pm, ESPN3
at Virginia Tech W 64–63  1–0
Cassell Coliseum (5,321)
Blacksburg, VA
11/13/2013*
7:00 pm
at Winthrop
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 74–82  1–1
Winthrop Coliseum (1,715)
Rock Hill, SC
11/16/2013*
7:00 pm, SportsSouth
at Tennessee L 65–74  1–2
Thompson–Boling Arena (15,119)
Knoxville, TN
11/21/2013*
5:00 pm
vs. Niagara
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 83–74  2–2
MAC Center (382)
Kent, OH
11/22/2013*
7:30 pm
at Kent State
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 78–79  2–3
MAC Center (2,394)
Kent, OH
11/23/2013*
5:00 pm
vs. Western Carolina
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 72–58  3–3
MAC Center (316)
Kent, OH
11/25/2013*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Bob Jones W 94–67  4–3
Hodge Center (807)
Spartanburg, SC
11/30/2013*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Tennessee State W 73–64  5–3
Hodge Center (513)
Spartanburg, SC
12/03/2013*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Cincinnati L 50–86  5–4
Fifth Third Arena (5,113)
Cincinnati, Ohio
12/15/2013*
3:00 pm, ESPN3
UNC Asheville L 63–73  5–5
Hodge Center (513)
Spartanburg, SC
12/19/2013*
4:00 pm, SportsSouth
at South Carolina W 74–68  6–5
Colonial Life Arena (7,531)
Columbia, SC
12/21/2013*
7:00 pm
at Charlotte L 76–81  6–6
Halton Arena (4,042)
Charlotte, NC
12/31/2013*
5:00 pm, ESPN3
North Greenville W 94–61  7–6
Hodge Center (622)
Spartanburg, SC
01/04/2014
4:30 pm
at Mercer L 60–62 OT 7–7
(0–1)
Hawkins Arena (3,031)
Macon, GA
01/06/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Kennesaw State L 58–68  7–8
(0–2)
KSU Convocation Center (678)
Kennesaw, GA
01/09/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Northern Kentucky W 73–64  8–8
(1–2)
Hodge Center (611)
Spartanburg, SC
01/11/2014
4:00 pm, ESPN3
Lipscomb W 84–70  9–8
(2–2)
Hodge Center (611)
Spartanburg, SC
01/16/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Florida Gulf Coast L 60–63  9–9
(2–3)
Alico Arena (4,580)
Fort Myers, FL
01/18/2014
1:00 pm
at Stetson L 73–77 OT 9–10
(2–4)
Edmunds Center (679)
DeLand, FL
01/23/2014
7:30 pm, ESPN3
Jacksonville W 79–69  10–10
(3–4)
Hodge Center (808)
Spartanburg, SC
01/25/2014
2:00 pm, ESPN3
North Florida W 70–61  11–10
(4–4)
Hodge Center (857)
Spartanburg, SC
01/31/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Kennesaw State W 65–48  12–10
(5–4)
Hodge Center (611)
Spartanburg, SC
02/02/2014
4:00 pm, ESPN3
Mercer W 80–61  13–10
(6–4)
Hodge Center (706)
Spartanburg, SC
02/06/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Lipscomb L 75–77  13–11
(6–5)
Allen Arena (1,457)
Nashville, TN
02/08/2014
7:00 pm
at Northern Kentucky W 76–59  14–11
(7–5)
The Bank of Kentucky Center (1,761)
Highland Heights, KY
02/10/2014
7:00 pm
at East Tennessee State
Postponed from 2/3
W 75–63  15–11
(8–5)
ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center (2,442)
Johnson City, TN
02/15/2014
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Florida Gulf Coast L 80–84  15–12
(8–6)
Hodge Center (807)
Spartanburg, SC
02/17/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Stetson
Postponed from 2/17
W 66–8  16–12
(9–6)
Hodge Center (630)
Spartanburg, SC
02/20/2014
7:30 pm
at North Florida W 81–70  17–12
(10–6)
UNF Arena (1,466)
Jacksonville, FL
02/22/2014
3:15 pm
at Jacksonville L 82–88  17–13
(10–7)
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (1,090)
Jacksonville, FL
02/28/2014
7:00 pm, CSS
East Tennessee State W 73–79  18–13
(11–7)
Hodge Center (848)
Spartanburg, SC
Atlantic Sun Tournament
3/04/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
North Florida
Quarterfinals
W 80–74  19–13
Hodge Center (715)
Spartanburg, SC
3/06/2014
8:30 pm, CSS/ESPN3
at Mercer
Semifinals
L 75–78 2OT 19–14
Hawkins Arena (2,572)
Macon, GA
CIT
03/19/2014*
7:00 pm
Towson
First round
L 60–63  19–15
Hodge Center (N/A)
Spartanburg, SC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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