Scores

Final

USC Upstate 76

(6-6, 3-5 away)

Charlotte 81

(8-3, 4-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 21, 2013

    Dale F. Halton Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    UPST 26 5076
    CHAR 48 3381

    Top Performers

    USC Upstate: T. Craig 26 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Charlotte: B. Cherry 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Charlotte holds off SC Upstate for 81-76 win

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ben Cherry hit 6 of 8 3-pointers, scoring a career-high 20, as Charlotte held off a furious rally to beat South Carolina Upstate 81-76 Saturday night.

    Torrey Craig hit his fifth and final 3-point shot with 2:46 to play, capping a 16-0 run by SC Upstate (6-6) and giving the Spartans their first lead of the game, 71-69.

    Terrence Williams responded with a 3 of his own 27 seconds later and Charlotte (8-3) made 9 of 10 free throws in the final 1:34 to hold off the Spartans, who trailed by as many as 22 on three separate occasions.

    Cherry hit the first of three consecutive triples with 7:38 left in the first half to start a 16-2 run by Charlotte, which went into halftime with a 48-26 advantage.

    Craig finished with 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Ty Greene added 15 points, six assists and four steals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UPST
    CHAR
    Points 76 81
    FG Made-Attempted 28-61 (.459) 27-52 (.519)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 10-21 (.476)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

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