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STARLING UNANIMOUS ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTION; UPSTATE PICKED FIFTH IN PRESEASON POLL Senior center Brittany Starling is a unanimous selection for the Atlantic Sun Preseason All-Conference Team while the USC Upstate women's basketball team has been predicted to finish fifth in the A-Sun Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Starling earns her third straight Preseason All-Conference accolade from the A-Sun and is her second honor this season. She was recognized as a First Team Preseason All-Conference performer by College Sports Madness. The Spartans, who return seven players from last year’s squad, including four starters, garnered 33 points in the preseason poll for the fifth place projection, while Florida Gulf Coast was picked as the preseason favorite after receiving all eight first-place votes for a total of 64 points. Stetson comes in at second with 52 points followed by Jacksonville in third at 46 points. Kennesaw State is in front of Upstate in fourth place after earning 44 points. “I am very excited for this season,” said Tammy George, head women’s basketball coach. “We have a challenging non-conference schedule with some familiar opponents. We believe that it will prepare us for our conference schedule.” The Spartans open December with two of their first three games at home against UNC Greensboro (Dec. 1) and Furman (Dec. 12) to go with a road contest at Georgia Tech (Dec. 5). Following back-to-back games at Morehead State (Dec. 14) and North Carolina (Dec. 16), Upstate comes back to the Hodge Center for three consecutive contests with N.C. Central (Dec. 19), Mars Hill (Dec. 30) and Western Carolina (Jan. 2). For information about Upstate Basketball season tickets, contact the USC Upstate Athletic Department at 864-503-5141. All season ticket packages allow admission to all women's and men's home games. 2015-16 USC UPSTATE SPARTANS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE DATE 12/1 12/5 12/12 12/14 12/16 12/19 12/30 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/18 1/23 1/25 1/30 2/4 2/6 2/10 2/13 2/15 2/20 2/22 2/27 3/1 3/3 3/6 SITE Hodge Center Atlanta, Ga. Hodge Center Morehead, Ky. Chapel Hill, N.C. Hodge Center Hodge Center Hodge Center Newwark, N.J. Fort Myers, Fla DeLand, Fla Hodge Center Hodge Center Nashville, Tenn. Hodge Center Hodge Center Kennesaw, Ga. Hodge Center Hodge Center Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Hodge Center TBA TBA TBA TIME 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. TBA 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA OPPONENT UNC Greensboro @ Georgia Tech Furman @ Morehead State @ North Carolina N.C. Central Mars Hill Western Carolina @ NJIT* @ Florida Gulf Coast* @ Stetson* Jacksonville* North Florida* @ Lipscomb* Kennesaw State* Lipscomb* @ Kennesaw State* Stetson* Florida Gulf Coast* @ North Florida* @ Jacksonville* NJIT* A-Sun Tournament A-Sun Tournament A-Sun Tournament All games are EST * Atlantic Sun Conference Game Home Games In Bold 25  Fall 2015 Upstate Magazine


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