Show Me My Opponent, 2020-21: USC Upstate

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a moderately-sized school located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. They’ve been around for a little over five decades. A long, long time ago, in 1982, they won the NAIA Championship. Here’s five facts about this program worth knowing:

  1. This is their fourteenth season of Division I basketball.
  2. They’ve finished over .500 in three of those seasons, with the most successful season being a 2011-2012 run where they got to 21 wins and 13-5 in the Atlantic Sun before a surprise loss in the conference tournament.
  3. They won 24 games in 2014-15.
  4. They’ve won 26 games combined over the last three-plus seasons after Eddie Payne retired post-2016-17 season.
  5. I’m trying to be positive here, so…they only lost to #113 KenPom UNC Greensboro by eight?

Please fast-forward to next Wednesday.

  • THE OPPONENT: USC Upstate (0-7).
  • THE TIME: 5:00 PM ET. I don’t know why either.
  • THE CHANNEL: SEC Network! Normal ol’ SEC Network!
  • THE SPREAD: Tennessee -33, over/under 143.5.

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