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Craig scores 23 points, SC Upstate tops ETSU 88-71

Published On: Jan 28 2013 10:42:11 PM CST
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Torrey Craig scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds as South Carolina-Upstate downed Atlantic Sun Conference-rival East Tennessee State 88-71 Monday night.
    
The win bumps the Spartans (12-10, 6-3) into a five-way tie for first place atop the A-Sun.
    
Craig hit 7 of 14 from the floor, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, while improving his points per game to 16.9. Ricardo Glenn hit 7 of 7 shots and scored to 16 points, while Ty Greene had 13 and Jodd Maxey had 11.
    
The Spartans had 23 assists, including five from Maxey and Adrian Rodgers.
    
SC Upstate entered shooting a conference-best 35.5 percent from 3-point range and hit 45.8 percent (11 of 24) from deep Monday.
    
Jarvis Jones scored 19 points for the Buccaneers (6-16-, 4-5). Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard added 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Lester Wilson hit four 3-pointers en route to 16 points.