SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Darius Quisenberry had 22 points as Youngstown State edged past South Carolina Upstate 66-61 on Saturday.

Jelani Simmons had 12 points for Youngstown State (3-3) and Michael Akuchie added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Penguins.

Martin Brandon’s layup with 2:31 remaining gave the Spartans a 61-57 lead before the Penguins closed with a 9-0 run. Simmons started it off with a 3-pointer and Quisenberry made six consecutive free throws to seal the win.

Everette Hammond had 18 points for the Spartans (1-6), who have lost five games in a row. Cartier Jernigan added 10 points, four rebounds and one assist. Nevin Zink had 10 points.


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