EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Ricardo Glenn and Torrey Craig scored 15 points apiece as South Carolina Upstate held off Texas-Pan American 70-66 Friday night.
Jodd Maxey added 13 for the Spartans, who are 2-1 for the first time since the 2006-07 season.
Four Broncs reached double figures, led by Jared Maree’s 17 points. Brandon Provost scored 13, Ruben Cabrera 11 and Nick Weiermiller 10.
The Spartans led 57-43 with 11:25 to play before suffering a drought of 5:16 that allowed the Broncs to surge ahead 61-60 with 5:13 left.
Then, with the game tied at 66, Craig scored with 1:02 to play, and South Carolina Upstate led 68-66.
UTPA had three chances in the final 30 seconds but came up empty. Mario Blessing sank two free throws in the last seconds for the final margin.
The Spartans led 38-32 at intermission.