Fulkerson added six points. See Athletics Schedules. Cleveland notes the buzz surrounding the team that year. Seas. Since their move to Division I, they have yet to qualify for … Tommy Bruner (13 points), Dalvin White (12), and Nevin Zirk (11) were USC Upstate's top scorers. At Upstate, Waters compiled an overall record of 364-133 (.732) and was named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year in 1991. Game Book (PDF) Photo Gallery; Photo Gallery; TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama outscored USC Upstate 30-9 in the final quarter to seal the Crimson Tide's 98-59 win over the Spartans in women's basketball action on Wednesday. – Jerry Waters, the winningest men's basketball coach in USC Upstate history who led the Spartans to the NAIA National Championship in 1982, died Tuesday, Dec. 1. I give Coach Waters a great deal of credit for his leadership with the direction of the program at the time.". On November 21, 2015, the team was upset by NCCAA DII member Bob Jones University Bruins by a score of 83-79.[4]. Men's Basketball The under is 5-1 in the Spartans… The Spartans allow 77.4 points on 48.5% shooting from the field, 36.4% from the 3-point line, and force 14 turnovers. [NCAAM] Game started, USC Upstate at Charleston Southern. 0-7 . Story Links STATESBORO – Georgia Southern men's basketball coach Brian Burg announced today that the Eagles have added a non-conference contest against USC Upstate to the schedule. The last victory for the Spartans at Charleston Southern was a 79-77 win on Nov. 19, 2016. Little did the Vols know that the USC Upstate Spartans (0-8) would give them a little more trouble than they initially thought in the beginning. [2][3] They are currently led by Head Coach Dave Dickerson and play their home games at the G. B. Hodge Center. SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina)- USC Upstate's men's basketball game against Charleston Southern due to a positive COVID-19 test from USC Upstate, according to a release. Holland explains that the phrase grew stronger as the season progressed, and became a battle cry at the national tournament as the Rifles found themselves in the championship facing an undefeated, nationally ranked Biola team. Upstate – Tommy Bruner (Columbia, S.C.) leads the Spartan offense with 14.5 points per game this season. He was 76. "When I graduated from Lake City Community College, my grandfather, who raised me, and I decided that Upstate would be the best place for me," Cleveland says. HAMPTON, Va. – USC Upstate women's basketball held on for a 64-59 win at Hampton Saturday afternoon to split the two-game series with the Pirates and snap a seven-game losing skid. He was 76. Jerry Waters arrived at USC Spartanburg in 1980 to take the reins of a fledgling men's basketball program. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama outscored USC Upstate 30-9 in the final quarter to seal the Crimson Tide’s 98-59 win over the Spartans in women’s basketball action on Wednesday. Holland is credited with the final blow that secured the championship for his side. CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Southern’s game against USC Upstate was postponed on Tuesday night after a positive COVID-19 test at the Tier 1 level in the Spartans program. He retired from coaching in 2012. Doc's has NCAA basketball predictions, picks, and tips for this matchup. The USC Upstate Spartans will take on the Tennessee Volunteers on 12/23/20. "It was very simple. The team is led by third-year head coach Dave Dickerson, and plays their home games at G. B. Hodge Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina as a member of the Big South Conference. Give to Athletics Today! South Carolina Upstate Spartans School History. "I can't speak for everyone on the team," Holland says. USC Upstate made its first basket with 14:30 remaining in the first half. ", Men’s Basketball Postpones Series with Gardner-Webb, Charleston Southern, USC Upstate series postponed due to positive test, Spartans Looks to Bounce Back against Charleston Southern, Quartet of Spartans Reach Double Figures against Hampton, Spartans Last Second Shot Falls Short against Hampton. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. The book was co-authored by Cleveland, who also directed and produced a video with the same title. — USC Upstate Men's Basketball (@UpstateMBB) January 20, 2021 Heck, even a scores bot tweeted that the game had started. USC Upstate falls to Hampton, but not before one of the Spartans has an 18-point, 13-rebound game. Hodge Center. USC Upstate played a hounding defense, but managed just 39% shooting (11 of 28). The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN+. "The reason Coach Waters was so successful in every transition is the fact that he wanted people who would win," Cleveland says. Story Links. From 1989 through 1993, the program carried on a 50-game winning streak. Led by 19 points from Tommy Bruner and a 12-2 run in the final four minutes, University of South Carolina (USC) Upstate rallied to overcome Longwood University’s men’s basketball team 71-69 Monday evening, Jan. 4, in game one of the two-game series at the Hodge Center. "We had a couple other options, but my grandfather believed that Coach Waters was probably the best person for me at that time.". ", "Odell credits me with that saying, but I never really thought about it, because at the time I was just living it," Holland says. Game Book (PDF) Photo Gallery; Photo Gallery; TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama outscored USC Upstate 30-9 in the final quarter to seal the Crimson Tide's 98-59 win over the Spartans in women's basketball action on Wednesday. Men's Sports ... 2019-20 USC Upstate Women's Basketball Schedule. Composite; Search; Menu; Site Navigation. Tennessee Volunteers. USC Upstate played a hounding defense, but managed just 39% shooting (11 of 28). Brunner was USC Upstate's top producer with nine points. Below is a feature on Coach Waters that was set to be included in the next issue of the UP Magazine. ", Those feelings changed as the team headed to Kansas City for the second consecutive year to face teams they had never played before. "When Coach Waters came in, he really instilled a great deal of discipline," says James Holland, '82, a USC Upstate Hall of Famer and a key member of the 1982 National Championship squad, who now serves as a senior associate commissioner for the Big South Conference. Hodge Center) The Line: USC Upstate Spartans -4 -- … The school's team formerly competed in the Atlantic Sun Conference, but moved to the Big South Conference in 2018-19. I always want players who want to give of themselves and be a part of something bigger than themselves. 12/1/2020 6:23:00 PM. During his 47-year career, which included 25 years at the high school level and 22 years at the collegiate level, Waters accumulated an 859-299 (.742) record. Home » College Basketball » USC Upstate seeks revenge… USC Upstate seeks revenge on Hampton. Their record in the CIT is 2–4. College Basketball; USC Upstate Spartans vs Tennessee Volunteers predictions ; USC Upstate Spartans vs Tennessee Volunteers predictions . By the time he left in 1997, the small-town Georgia native had established the program as a regional powerhouse and cemented his status as a coaching legend at the university and beyond. USC Upstate Spartans vs. Tennessee Volunteers Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – 05:00 PM EST at Thompson-Boling Arena The Volunteers are … The 2020–21 USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball team represents University of South Carolina Upstate during the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. During the past few years, he authored the book "Born to be a Coach." U Club. "When the game was on the line, Jerry Waters didn't flinch," Cleveland says. "I think our mental toughness along with Coach Waters' coaching ability, the team's commitment, and James Holland's leadership is what allowed us to win the national championship," says Cleveland. Tennessee's Jaden Springer (11) is guarded by USC Upstate's Jatayveous Watson (25) during an NCAA men's basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. "They were fouling us, they were pressing us and we couldn't turn it over, we had to get rebounds.". "I want to know something about their background because all of them are different and I always want to know as much as I can about them. His teams made the state playoffs three out of his four years in charge. For his second season, Waters added another USC Upstate Hall of Famer, Odell Cleveland, to his roster. Waters returned to the Palmetto State to coach at Chapman High School. 1/21 5:00 ET . This is the 11th all-time meeting between USC Upstate and Charleston Southern. USC Upstate Spartans. "I always wanted to climb the ladder, as any young coach would," Waters says. Brunner was USC Upstate's top … The South Carolina Upstate Spartans have really struggled so far this season sitting with a 3-11 record overall. Below is a feature on Coach Waters that was set to be included in the next issue of the UP Magazine. Tennessee. 2. The Eagles and Spartans will play Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Hodge Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. However, they didn’t allow USC Upstate to do anything else offensively, as the Spartans were an abysmal 15-of-35 on two-pointers and had 12 assists to 15 turnovers. Heading into Waters' second year, Holland says the team's mindset wasn't necessarily to go in and win the national championship. USC Upstate Spartans vs. Tennessee Volunteers Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – 05:00 PM EST at Thompson-Boling Arena The Volunteers are … When the game was over with, we didn't want to go back in the locker room and talk about what we coulda, woulda, shoulda done to win the game.". The Vols had a quick turnaround between the Saint Joseph’s game and the USC Upstate game which Rick Barnes suggested might have taken a toll on the freshmen. USC Upstate had one turnover and missed three shots during the run. Success came almost immediately for Waters at USC Spartanburg. The victory moved Alabama to 3-0 in its final game of the season-opening homestand. There's something a person has in them that they can create in others – pushing people to get outside their comfort zone just enough without pushing them away or breaking them," Holland says. USC Upstate Spartans at Charleston Southern Buccaneers 1/19/21: College Basketball free preview, analysis, prediction, odds and pick against the spread. USC Upstate played a hounding defense, but managed just 39% shooting (11 of 28). 5-0 . Wed 12/23 5:00 ET . 5-0 . Below is a feature on Coach Waters that was set to be included in the next issue of the UP Magazine. Heading into town are the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans from Spartanburg, S.C. for only the second meeting between the two schools in history. Quotables from head coach Brian Burg On the last 1:30 of the game A steal and rebound basket by Nevin Zink pulled the Spartans within five, 29-24, with 2 minutes left in the half. During their time as a member of the NAIA, they were national champions in 1982. The Vols had a quick turnaround between the Saint Joseph’s game and the USC Upstate game which Rick Barnes suggested might have taken a toll on the freshmen. The mantra the team lived by that season was "No Ifs. Springer had nine points and four rebounds but went just three-of-eight from the field against the Spartans. "We had a seven- or eight-point lead coming down the stretch and it was free throw time," Holland says. USC Upstate played a hounding defense, but managed just 39% shooting (11 of 28). "When the opportunity for the USC Spartanburg job came, it was a chance for me to be at a bigger school. Rather, just go farther than the previous year. Cleveland was previously part of a high school team that won a state championship under Waters' tutelage. USC Upstate played a hounding defense, but managed just 39% shooting (11 of 28). Since their move to Division I, they have yet to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. 8 Tennessee stays undefeated with 80-60 win over the USC Upstate Spartans by Evan Winter Rocky Top Talk Dec 23, 2020, 7:02pm EST The Vols will enter SEC play with a spotless record. Pct..000. "Of course, we never played, so you never know. During their time as a member of the NAIA, they were national champions in 1982. SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Jerry Waters, the winningest men's basketball coach in USC Upstate history who led the Spartans to the NAIA National Championship in 1982, died Tuesday, Dec. 1. Bailey scored nine to lead Tennessee. "You just think this guy is being a tough guy and a mean guy, but really, he is instilling discipline and direction for the team and pushing everyone to be their best. Rocky Top struggled to put away USC Upstate, … It takes a few recruiting cycles for coaches to acquire the players that not only best fit their grand designs, but express their belief in the system by being stellar on and off the court. © 2021 University of South Carolina - Upstate Athletics. Upstate is 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Find what players have committed to your favorite school. Little did the Vols know that the USC Upstate Spartans (0-8) would give them a little more trouble than they initially thought in the beginning. Sports buffs know that victories typically do not happen immediately for new coaches, especially at the collegiate level. A steal and rebound basket by Nevin Zink pulled the Spartans within five, 29 … The USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball team represents the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Pct..000. Nobody would have ever thought that would have happened.". Get the best available USC Upstate Spartans at Charleston Southern Buccaneers odds from all online bookmakers with OddsChecker, the home of betting value. The Spartans had that kind of night shooting from 3 … "People ask me all the time how I deal with so many stressful situations and it's like, OK, what do you do with three seconds on the clock? Their record is 5–6. BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb's furious rally in the final quarter of play fell short Saturday afternoon as the Runnin' Bulldogs dropped a 70-68 decision to visiting USC Upstate inside Paul Porter Arena. "If you look at his history, Coach Waters won at every level everywhere he went, and that's not just happenstance. SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Jerry Waters, the winningest men's basketball coach in USC Upstate history who led the Spartans to the NAIA National Championship in 1982, died Tuesday, Dec. 1. CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Southern’s game against USC Upstate was postponed on Tuesday night after a positive COVID-19 test at the Tier 1 level in the Spartans program. Thompson helped UNCG sprint to an early 13-3 advantage by making three 3-pointers in five minutes. The Buccaneers hold a Spartans Looks to Bounce Back against Charleston Southern - University of South Carolina - Upstate But Coach Waters made us feel like there was a lot of unfinished business out there.". After UGA, Waters joined MacIntosh Academy in Georgia, where he served as a middle school guidance counselor, athletic director and golf coach for one year before taking over the boys' basketball program at Pinewood Christian Academy. The second all-time meeting with the Spartans will conclude a challenging opening four-game stretch for FGCU The Spartans used a 25-point effort in the third quarter to push through for their first win of the new year, which puts the squad at 4-11 (2-8 BSC) for the season. Tennessee Volunteers. Bailey scored nine to lead Tennessee. The visiting Spartans' only lead was 22-21, an edge that lasted 25 seconds. Home » College Basketball » CSU looks for home… CSU looks for home win vs USC Upstate. Bruner scores 19 to lead USC Upstate past Longwood 71-69 — Tommy Bruner had 19 points as South Carolina Upstate narrowly beat Longwood 71-69 on Monday night. They are currently led by Head Coach Dave Dickerson and play their home games at the G. B. Hodge Center. Toward the end of the game, no matter what the situation was, we would come together and I would say, 'Hey fellas, no ifs.' Fulkerson added six points. When it came to basketball and the X's and O's, he was just brilliant.". "There were very few games we played where we didn't believe we were going to win before the game started. Wed 12/23 5:00 ET . The USC Upstate Spartans will take on the UNC Greensboro Spartans on 12/15/20. Learn about the U Club. 0-7 . USC Upstate announces basketball attendance protocols for the Hodge Center. The USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball team represents the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. During his first season, he led the team to the NAIA National Tournament. The Spartans have appeared in three NAIA Tournaments. "Any time you're competing on a team, you always want your next year to be better than the previous season," Holland says. That's how I think he was able to transition from a USC Upstate to a University of Georgia to a high school, because he was brilliant. 0-0. The official box score of Men's Basketball vs USC Upstate on 12/15/2020. It would have been easier to just say we went to the national tournament his first year, pat yourself on the back and get complacent. USC Upstate. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. 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