Upstate Travels to Mercer for A-Sun Semifinals

March 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm

The USC Upstate men’s basketball team continues its quest to the NCAA Tournament Thursday at 8:30 p.m. when the No. 3 seed Spartans travel to Macon, Ga., to face second-seeded Mercer from Hawkins Arena in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament semifinals.

Upstate (19-13) advanced to the semifinals for the second straight season following its 80-74 win over No. 6 seed North Florida Tuesday night inside the Hodge Center.

Should Upstate advance to the finals, the Spartans would face either No. 4 seed ETSU or No. 1 seed Florida Gulf Coast Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. The game will be played at the home site of the highest remaining seed. Upstate was 2-0 this season against ETSU and 0-2 against Florida Gulf Coast.

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