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USC Upstate upsets East Carolina 83-81

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

By: Seth Burgess

On Nov. 15, the Spartans traveled to Greenville, NC and upset the East Carolina Pirates in a thrilling game.

The Spartans, who went into the game as 12.5-point underdogs and historically have never beaten the Pirates, defeated both of those odds. However, Upstate, who with each game has improved in every shooting category, had the edge on Eastern Carolina University.

ECU, who coming into the game was 2-0, struggled mightily at the free throw line as they went 19-31 for 61.3%, as opposed to the 16-19 for 84.2% that the Spartans able to achieve.

Sophomore Justin Bailey in the game against East Carolina [Photo: East Carolina Athletics]

Despite the win, Upstate still allowed ECU to have two players set career highs in RJ Felton (33) and Ezra Ausar (24).

The Spartans, on the other hand, were able to distribute their points a little more easily as five Spartans were able to score 10 or more points, including Junior Trae Broadnax who led to the in points with 20.


Spartans Box Score:

Name:

Position:

Class:

Assists:

Rebounds:

Points:

A. Langlais

F

Senior

1

6

13

J. Surratt

G

Sophomore

2

3

2

J. Bailey

G

Sophomore

0

2

19

N. Alves

G

Senior

0

3

12

T. Broadnax

G

Junior

3

6

20

M. Ayesa

G

Senior

1

1

14

Bench

N/A

N/A

8

5

3


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