Preview: USC Upstate Spartans
Experienced squad have pieces to make a run for conference title
2012-13: 16-17 (9-9)
In-conference offense: 1.05 points per possession (3rd)
In-conference defense: 1.0 points per possession (3rd)
South Carolina Upstate was certainly hoping for more than nine conference wins and losing record this past season it returned the bulk of a 21-win team from the year prior. Fortunately for Eddie Payne's squad, they will be getting a second chance at a big year with every major rotation player returning as either a junior or senior.
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