Hammond’s 31 PTs sends SC Upstate past VMI 91-82

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – Everette Hammond made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points and South Carolina Upstate beat VMI 91-82.

Hammond made half of his 20-shot attempts and the Spartans finished 33-of-66 shooting – including 10 of 25 from long range – and missed just three of 18 foul shots.

Brandon Martin added a career-high 23 points, Cartier Jernigan scored 11 and Bryson Mozone 10.

With the score tied at 69-all with 7:04 remaining, Jernigan and Mozone made back-to-back 3s and the Spartans never trailed again.

USC Upstate now has won four of its last five following a six-game losing streak.

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