Halftime Report

SC Upstate is giving their home crowd exactly what they were hoping for. They have jumped out to a quick 36-32 lead against UNC-Ash.

SC Upstate came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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UNC-Ash. Bulldogs @ SC Upstate Spartans

Current Records: UNC-Ash. 16-9, SC Upstate 8-15

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UNC-Ash. has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the SC Upstate Spartans will face off in a Big South battle at 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at G.B. Hodge Center. We saw both of these teams recently pull out wins they weren't expected to get, so we'll see who gives it right back.

Last Wednesday, the Bulldogs beat the Panthers 86-81.

Longwood typically has all the answers at home, but on Wednesday SC Upstate proved too difficult a challenge. They walked away with a 69-64 victory over the Lancers. The victory made it back-to-back wins for SC Upstate.

The Bulldogs pushed their record up to 16-9 with that victory, which was their tenth straight at home. Those victories were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 89.5 points per game. As for the Spartans, their victory ended a six-game drought on the road and puts them at 8-15.

Not only did both teams in this Saturday's contest win their last matches, they also took care of their bettors and covered the spread. As for their next game, UNC-Ash. is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 4.5 points. This contest will be SC Upstate's eighth straight as the underdogs (so far over this stretch they are 5-2 against the spread).

Everything came up roses for UNC-Ash. against the Spartans in their previous meeting back in January as the squad secured a 95-67 win. The rematch might be a little tougher for UNC-Ash. since the team won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


UNC-Ash. is a 4.5-point favorite against SC Upstate, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 147.5 points.

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Series History

UNC-Ash. has won 7 out of their last 10 games against SC Upstate.

  • Jan 03, 2024 - UNC-Ash. 95 vs. SC Upstate 67
  • Mar 04, 2023 - UNC-Ash. 66 vs. SC Upstate 62
  • Feb 04, 2023 - SC Upstate 76 vs. UNC-Ash. 70
  • Jan 21, 2023 - UNC-Ash. 64 vs. SC Upstate 58
  • Feb 12, 2022 - UNC-Ash. 83 vs. SC Upstate 56
  • Jan 15, 2022 - SC Upstate 76 vs. UNC-Ash. 73
  • Feb 06, 2020 - UNC-Ash. 84 vs. SC Upstate 71
  • Jan 25, 2020 - SC Upstate 80 vs. UNC-Ash. 63
  • Feb 13, 2019 - UNC-Ash. 57 vs. SC Upstate 53
  • Jan 30, 2019 - UNC-Ash. 71 vs. SC Upstate 62