HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Ricardo Glenn had 10 points and 10 rebounds and South Carolina-Upstate held Northern Kentucky to two points in the final 4:48 to take a 60-54 victory Saturday night in Atlantic Sun Conference action.
Glenn posted his fourth-double double in five games for the Spartans (7-7), who opened their conference campaign by winning their third straight game. Glenn was 6 of 6 from the free-throw line and SC Upstate was 19 of 19, making up for 38.8 percent field goal shooting (19 of 49). The Spartans hit only 3 of 15 3-pointers.
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