Preview: USC Upstate Spartans

Experienced squad have pieces to make a run for conference title

Updated: October 8, 2013, 9:42 AM ET
By Craig Powers | ESPN Insider

South Carolina Upstate

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.