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South Carolina Upstate cruises past NAIA Coker, 89-69

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Malik Moore scored 33 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds as South Carolina Upstate cruised past NAIA Coker, 89-69 on Saturday night.

The Spartans close out their nonconference schedule Wednesday when they travel to Georgia Tech and open Big South Conference play in Clinton, S.C. against Presbyterian.

SC Upstate built a 14-point lead at intermission and cruised to its eighth win in 11 meetings with the Cobras. Coker won the last meeting between the schools, 76-63 in 1998.

The Spartans had a two-game win streak snapped, 98-71 at North Carolina State last Saturday.

SC Upstate shot 33 of 66 from the field, including 9 of 19 from distance and was 14 of 18 from the free throw line.

Freshman Chandler Lindsey came off the bench to score 16 points to lead Coker. Larry Cooper added 15.

Updated December 29, 2018

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