Spartans Host CIT Second Round Saturday

March 19, 2015 at 11:59 am

The USC Upstate men’s basketball team learned Thursday it will host a Tournament second round game Saturday at 6 p.m. from the Hodge Center.

The Spartans will face the winner of tonight’s first round game between UT Martin (18-12) and Northwestern State (18-12). The Skyhawks and Demons tipoff at 7:30 p.m. EST from Northwestern State’s Prather Coliseum.

Upstate secured its spot in the second round Tuesday night following a thrilling 73-72 victory over James Madison. Atlantic Sun Player of the Year Ty Greene scored a game-high 26 points and USC Upstate erased an eight-point deficit in the final three minutes to improve to 24-11.

Everyone attending any CIT game must purchase a ticket, including current USC Upstate season ticket holders as well as students and faculty & staff who normally receive free admission into games during the regular season.

Current Spartan season ticket holders will have their existing seats reserved until Friday, March 20 at 2 p.m. for the second round. Season ticket holders can call (864) 503-5144 or (864) 503-5893 to reserve their tickets for purchase at will call or by picking them up at the Hodge from 2-5 p.m. Friday in person.

Students, faculty & staff and the general public may purchase tickets in-person in the Hodge Center Friday from 2-5 p.m. as well. For more information on tickets for the Tournament, please call (864) 503-5144 or (864) 503-5893.

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