Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: CavsJournal and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Scouting South Carolina Upstate

By Steve Yanda

Virginia will host a South Carolina Upstate squad Monday night that is in its final season of transition from Division II to Division I. The Spartans are welcoming in 10 newcomers -- eight freshmen and two junior college transfers -- to a program that returns only four players from last season's 6-23 effort.

Not surprisingly, USC Upstate is predicted to finish last in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Coach Eddie Payne and the Spartans opened their season with a 66-35 loss at Michigan on Saturday. Their leading returning scorer, senior forward Mezie Uzochukwu (6-foot-5, 215 lbs.), tallied two points on 1 of 2 shooting and two rebounds against the Wolverines.

Reserve junior forward Chalmers Rogers (6-foot-7, 215 lbs.) recorded a team-high seven points and nine rebounds at Michigan. Junior guard Carter Cook (6-foot-5, 220 lbs.) was the only other Spartan to score more than five points. Cook tallied six points.

As you might imagine, USC Upstate did not shoot particularly well against Michigan. The Spartans shot 22.2 percent from the field and made 12 attempts all night. They shot 4 for 24 (16.7 percent) from three-point range.

But hey, it was just one game. Maybe the Spartans were just having an off night. Maybe.

USC Upstate's other starters included redshirt freshman forward Ricardo Glenn (6-foot-7, 260 lbs.), senior guard Josh Chavis (5-foot-9, 174 lbs.) and sophomore guard Tony Dukes (6-foot-2, 175 lbs.).

The Spartans primary reserves -- aside from Rogers -- are freshman forward Babatunde Olumuyiwa (6-foot-7, 210 lbs.), freshman forward Torrey Craig (6-foot-6, 200 lbs.) and freshman guard Marquis Sloan (6-foot-0, 185 lbs.).

In four tries, USC Upstate never has defeated an ACC opponent. The Spartans closest margin of defeat in that quartet of games was 12. Boston College defeated USC Upstate, 67-55 on Dec. 14, 2008.

By Steve Yanda  | November 15, 2010; 7:55 AM ET
Categories:  Men's Basketball  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Virginia to make 'concerted' effort to get younger players more experience in final two games
Next: Virginia's latest goal: Draw less than five penalties in a game

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company