Wednesday’s NCAA basketball game between the East Carolina Pirates and the South Carolina Upstate Spartans will take place at Minges Coliseum. As of right now, USC Upstate is 1-2 on the regular season. On Sunday, the Spartans defeated Carolina to record their first victory. East Carolina, on the other hand, is 2-0 after defeating Campbell in their last game.
East Carolina began the season against Ferrum College in a very standard battle. The Pirates easily won 91-61, shooting a solid 51.9% from the field and holding a 38-28 rebounding edge. Leading scorer on the squad with 29 points as well as 9 rebounds was Brandon Johnson. On Saturday, East Carolina triumphed once more over Campbell in their second match. Once again, the Pirates got out to a fast start, leading 39–26 at the half and winning 77–63 in the end. With 30 points alongside 11 rebounds in that game, RJ Felton recorded a double-double. Johnson contributed 5 rebounds and 13 points. The defense of East Carolina has performed admirably this season, ranking 32nd in the nation despite allowing an average of 62.0 points per game.
On the other hand, South Carolina Upstate lost each of its initial two difficult matches of the season. In their opening game, the Spartans faced South Carolina and lost 82-53 due to being outrebounded 45-27. Vanderbilt and USC Upstate squared off in game 2. The Spartans led at halftime 31–27, but they lost 74–67 in the second half. In the third match, USC Upstate triumphed over Carolina University for the first time. With a 50–28 lead at the half and a 56–20 surge in the last minutes, the Spartans easily won 106–48. The team was led by Ahmir Langlais, Nick Alves, and Justin Bailey, who each scored 14 points and pulled down 8 boards. The USC Upstate defense allowed an average of 68.0 points per match going into today’s match.
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SC Upstate vs East Carolina Game Information
- Date: 11/15/2023
- Time: 06:00 PM ET
- Location: Minges Coliseum.
- How to Watch SC Upstate vs East Carolina: ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com