SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) A'lahn Sumler scored 19 points to help Charleston Southern defeat South Carolina Upstate 63-60 on Wednesday night.

Nick Alves made two free throws with 3:04 remaining in the second half for a six-point lead, but South Carolina Upstate did not score again. The final field goal for the Spartans came with 4:24 left.

Sumler added eight rebounds for the Buccaneers (9-17, 5-8 Big South Conference). RJ Johnson shot 5 for 14 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 8 of 8 from the free throw line to add 19 points. RJ Duhart had nine points and finished 4 of 5 from the field.

The Spartans (9-18, 4-10) were led in scoring by Justin Bailey, who finished with 17 points and four steals. Jorge Ochoa added 11 points for South Carolina Upstate. Trae Broadnax also recorded 10 points, six rebounds and two steals.


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