SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -Travis Strong's jumper with 17 seconds left forced overtime and Jacolby Davis scored 7 of his 11 points in the extra period to lift East Tennssee State to an 86-80 victory over USC Upstate on Saturday.
The Spartans (7-23, 5-11 Atlantic Sun Conference) led by as much as 9 points in the second half and were still ahead 71-69 on Bobby Davis' two foul shots with 27 seconds to go.
That's when Strong followed with his game-tying shot. USC Upstate turned the ball over with four seconds remaining on its final possession in regulation.
Kenyona Swader hit a foul shot and a basket to put the Buccaneers (18-12, 11-5) ahead for good 74-71. Then Jacolby Davis took over, scoring seven of his team's next nine points. His foul shot with 2:18 remaining put East Tennessee up 79-72.
USC Upstate could not rally.
Courtney Pigram led East Tennessee with 22 points. Strong had 16 points and Swader 15.
Luke Payne had 24 points to lead USC Upstate.

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail BYU vs. Gonzaga Prediction Will Gonzaga cover the point spread as a massive home favorite tonight versus BYU at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail UCLA vs. Arizona Prediction Will UCLA pull off the upset tonight when it takes on Arizona at 8:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Kansas vs. Texas Prediction Will tonight's Kansas and Texas Big 12 matchup at 6:00PM ET turn into a defensive struggle?
Thumbnail Iowa vs. Maryland Prediction Is Maryland a good bet to rebound off its loss to Minnesota and cover against Iowa tonight at 6:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Duke vs. Miami Prediction Is Miami a good bet to cover as a home underdog this afternoon when it hosts Duke at 4:00PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages