Michael Buchanan had 23 points and a career-high 14 rebounds as South Carolina-Upstate held on to beat Stetson 85-83 on Saturday



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    SPARTANBURG, South Carolina — Michael Buchanan had 23 points and a career-high 14 rebounds as South Carolina-Upstate held on to beat Stetson 85-83 on Saturday.

    Buchanan, who was 10-of-21 from the floor, also grabbed five offensive rebounds as the Spartans stopped a three-game losing skid.

    Deion Holmes added 16 points for Upstate (9-19, 3-8 Atlantic Sun).

    Trailing 44-43 at the break, the Spartans started strong in the second period to go up 65-59. They stretched that to 77-68 with 4:44 left.

    Stetson's Luke Doyle drilled a 3-pointer to start a 6-0 run and close to 77-74 with 1:51 left. Josh Cuthbertson answered with a layup and the Spartans made six free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

    Divine Myles led Stetson (9-18, 3-8) with 21 points.

    In the previous meeting this year, the Hatters rallied from 13 points down in the second half to beat Upstate 89-86 in overtime.

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