SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – Everette Hammond had 20 points as South Carolina Upstate beat Hampton 83-73.
Tommy Bruner had 16 points for USC Upstate. Brandon Martin added 11 points and seven rebounds, and Thomas Booker had 10 points.
The Spartans were undefeated at home in December, and won their first conference game at home.
Ben Stanley had 24 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Pirates.
Jermaine Marrow added 21 points, and Davion Warren had 12 points and 15 rebounds.