Scores

Final

USC Upstate 64

(4-7, 1-6 away)

Tenn St 67

(6-7, 4-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 21, 2012

    Gentry Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    UPST 29 3564
    TNST 25 4267

    Top Performers

    South Carolina Upstate: R. Glenn 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Tennessee St: J. Cyphers 22 Pts, 1 Reb

    Tennessee St. 67, SC-Upstate 64

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jordan Cyphers scored a season-high 22 points as Tennessee State beat South Carolina-Upstate 67-64 Friday night.

    Kellen Thornton added 14 points and Patrick Miller chipped in with 12 to help Tennessee State (6-7) stay 4-0 at home.

    Tennessee State shot 59.1 percent (13 for 22) in the second half to cut into a 29-25 halftime deficit.

    The Tigers scored seven unanswered points, making it 35-34 with 15 minutes to play.

    With the Tigers trailing, Cyphers made two 3s to give Tennessee State the lead 42-41 with under 12 minutes to play.

    Miller later connected on two quick 3s to put the Tigers ahead for good, extending their lead to six, 55-49, with 7:54 left to play.

    SC Upstate's desperation buzzer-beater fell wide and Tennessee State held on for the win.

    Torrey Craig scored 18 points and Ricardo Glenn had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (4-7).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UPST
    TNST
    Points 64 67
    FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 22-46 (.478)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 10-23 (.435)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 13-19 (.684)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 8

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