Florida Gulf Coast hosts USC Upstate at Alico Arena on Saturday. The game tips off at 5:15 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Eagles beat the Spartans 72-71 on Jan. 10 and are 6-4 against them over the last four years.
USC Upstate is in third place in the conference and just behind first place Florida Gulf Coast with a chance to catch up. Florida Gulf Coast has won its last five games.
In their last outing, behind 17 points and 5 rebounds from Sherwood Brown, the Eagles blew out East Tennessee State 67-43 on Feb. 7. With 15.8 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Spartans, Ricardo Glenn finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds in the 73-66 loss to Stetson on Feb. 7. He is averaging 10 points per game in addition to a team-best 8.3 rebounds per game. The Four Factors in which USC Upstate stands out are offensive rebounding percentage at 37.2 percent and turnover percentage at 20.0 percent.
StatSmack! Florida Gulf Coast is better than USC Upstate
It's only wins and losses, but Florida Gulf Coast has a better overall record than USC Upstate this season (16-8 vs 13-11).
More violent crime happens per capita in Spartanburg so be careful if you visit (when compared to Fort Myers -- according to the FBI).
Florida Gulf Coast has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (41.10% to 36.73%).
Florida Gulf Coast is better under pressure, and has defeated USC Upstate in 3 out of the last 4 games decided by 5 points or fewer.