USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball
The USC Upstate Spartans men's basketball team represents the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. The school's team formerly competed in the ASUN Conference, but moved to the Big South Conference in 2018-19. They are currently led by Head Coach Dave Dickerson and play their home games at the G. B. Hodge Center. During their time as a member of the NAIA, they were national champions in 1982. Since their move to Division I, they have yet to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. On November 21, 2015, the team was upset by NCCAA DII member Bob Jones University Bruins by a score of 83-79.
|USC Upstate Spartans|
|University||University of South Carolina Upstate|
|Head coach||Dave Dickerson (3rd season)|
|Location||Valley Falls, South Carolina|
|Arena||G. B. Hodge Center |
|Colors||Green, white, and black|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1991*, 1992*, 1996*, 1998*, 2005*, 2006*|
*at Division II level
NCAA Division II Tournament resultsEdit
The Spartans have appeared in six NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their record is 5–6.
|Johnson C. Smith
|Johnson C. Smith
Regional 3rd Place Game
|2006||Regional Quarterfinals||Columbus State||L 88–90 OT|
NAIA Tournament resultsEdit
The Spartans have appeared in three NAIA Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–2 and were national champions in 1982.
National Championship Game
Saint Mary's (TX)
The Spartans have appeared in four CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT). Their record in the CIT is 2–4.
|2014||First Round||Towson||L 60–63|
|2017||First Round||Furman||L 57–79|
- USC Upstate Spartans Approved logos (PDF). November 13, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
- "USC Upstate Spartans". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
- "Big South to add USC Upstate as Full Member" (Press release). Big South Conference. November 15, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2018.