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UPSTATE PICKED SIXTH IN A-SUN PRESEASON BASKETBALL POLL MEN'S 2015-16 USC UPSTATE SPARTANS MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Seventeen home games, eight first-time opponents and nine games against schools that played in the postseason last year highlight the 2015-16 USC Upstate men's basketball schedule. Tabbed to finish in sixth place according to the league's coaches in the annual Atlantic Sun Preseason Men's Basketball Poll, the Spartans welcome back seven letter winners and one starter from last season in Michael Buchanan, while having to replace four starters in Ty Greene, Fred Miller, Mario Blessing and ShunQuez Stephens. On tap through November and December are games against Winthrop, Toccoa Falls, Clemson, East Carolina, North Greenville and Navy, just to name a few. Conference play kicks off on January 9, 2016, with Upstate visiting A-Sun newcomer NJIT to begin a three-game road trip. The Spartans return to the Hodge Center on Jan. 21 and host reigning league champion North Florida in the A-Sun home opener before battling Jacksonville (Jan. 23) and Kennesaw State (Jan. 27) to cap the home stand. Season tickets are still available and can be purchased through the USC Upstate Athletic Department. Upstate is offering three exclusive ticket packages, beginning with the faculty/staff package that is available for $100. Fans will have the opportunity to choose between the Full Season Package ($170) and the VIP Sideline Package ($220). The Full Season Package includes an exclusive parking pass and a complimentary game program, while the VIP Sideline Package includes the parking pass, game program and prime first row/court-side seats. For more information, call 864-503-5141. All season ticket packages allow admission to all men's and women's home games. DATE 11/24 11/25 11/27 11/28 11/30 12/2 12/4 12/11 12/14 12/16 12/21 12/30 1/2 1/5 1/9 1/14 1/16 1/21 1/23 1/27 1/30 2/1 2/6 2/11 2/13 2/18 2/20 2/25 3/1 3/3 3/6 SITE Hodge Center Hodge Center Hodge Center Hodge Center Hodge Center Hodge Center Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Hodge Center Annapolis, Md. Birmingham, Ala. Fort Collins, Colo. Hodge Center Hodge Center Hodge Center Newark, N.J. DeLand, Fla. Fort Myers, Fla. Hodge Center Hodge Center Hodge Center Nashville, Tenn. Kennesaw, Ga. Hodge Center Hodge Center Hodge Center Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Hodge Center TBA TBA TBA TIME 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA OPPONENT Winthrop Georgia Southern vs. The Citadel# The Citadel vs. Bob Jones# Georgia Southern# The Citadel# Toccoa Falls# @ Clemson @ East Carolina North Greenville @ Navy @ UAB @ Colorado State Lees-McRae UMKC North Carolina A&T @ NJIT* @ Stetson* @ Florida Gulf Coast* North Florida* Jacksonville* Kennesaw State* @ Lipscomb* @ Kennesaw State* Lipscomb* Florida Gulf Coast* Stetson* @ Jacksonville* @ North Florida* NJIT* A-Sun Tournament A-Sun Tournament A-Sun Tournament * Atlantic Sun Conference Game # A-Sun Tournament at Higher Seed All Times Eastern and Subject to Change Home Games In Bold 27  Fall 2015 Upstate Magazine


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