NCAA Men's Basketball

USC Upstate Spartans (17-16)


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vs. Stet 
L 72-83
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vs. FlaGC 
L 89-97
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@ NJIT 
L 87-88
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vs. KSawSt 
L 78-80
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vs. Furman 
L 57-79
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Auburn rebuffs South Carolina Upstate

(TSX / STATS) -- Freshman guard Mustapha Heron scored 23 points, including two late free throws to squash a rally by South Carolina Upstate, and Auburn held on for a 90-83 victory Tuesday in Auburn, Ala.

The Tigers (5-1) led by 10 at halftime and were up 67-51 midway through the second half, but had trouble putting away the Spartans. South Carolina Upstate (3-4) climbed back within 10 on a Deion Holmes jumper with seven minutes to play.

South Carolina Upstate's Jure Span hit a 3-pointer with 1:28 left to cut the Auburn lead to 84-79. But Heron hit a pair of free throws in the final 30 second to secure the win.

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Leaders
Points: M. Buchanan16.1
Rebounds: M. Buchanan9.5
Assists: J. Cuthbertson3.2
FG%: M. Buchanan62.3%
FT%: M. Buchanan52.8%
3P%: M. Cunningham38.5%
Steals: M. Cunningham1.3
Blocks: P. Whittington1.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Atlantic Sun Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
FGCU 12-2 26-8
Lipscomb 11-3 20-13
North Florida 8-6 15-19
USC Upstate 7-7 17-16
Kennesaw State 7-7 14-18
Jacksonville 5-9 17-16
NJIT 3-11 11-20
Stetson 3-11 11-21
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