HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Ricardo Glenn had 10 points and 10 rebounds and South Carolina-Upstate held Northern Kentucky to two points in the final 4:48 to take a 60-54 victory Saturday night in Atlantic Sun Conference action.
Glenn posted his fourth-double double in five games for the Spartans (7-7), who opened their conference campaign by winning their third straight game. Glenn was 6 of 6 from the free-throw line and SC Upstate was 19 of 19, making up for 38.8 percent field goal shooting (19 of 49). The Spartans hit only 3 of 15 3-pointers.
The Norse (3-8, 1-2), in their first NCAA Division I home contest, led by seven early, but the Spartans overtook them for a 33-24 halftime lead.
Northern Kentucky regained the lead at 50-47 on the fifth 3-pointer by Eshaunte Jones, who finished with 18 points, but Fred Miller's seven straight points pushed SC Upstate in front for good.
The Redskins played host to the 49ers in Week 7 amid constant downpour that began well before kickoff. Both teams struggled to deal with the conditions, but a play late in the second quarter just about summed up how tough it was for players to find any footing.
That’s Redskins defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, who almost turned a dive attempt into a shoestring tackle by sliding across the field. The referees have been able to dry the ball in between plays, but there hasn’t been much the crew has been able to do about the grass.
As NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay reported before the game, the puddles were already beginning to form during pregame warmups.
The game was already expected to be a low-scoring affair, but the conditions have only made points even harder to come by.
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The Nationals will open the World Series on the road, traveling to Houston to take on the Astros for the first two games before heading back to the District. But the team is intent on packing Nationals Park anyway, as the stadium will host viewing parties for each of the Nats’ road games so that fans can watch their team on the jumbotron.
Admission into the park is free, but tickets must be reserved ahead of time. Parking passes will also be available.
For the first two games of the series—both of which begin just after 8 p.m. ET—the center field gate will open at 7 p.m. NATS PLUS members also have the opportunity to reserve premium seats behind home plate and at the Budweiser Brew House.
Game 1 of the World Series begins Tuesday night, when Cy Young contenders Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole will face off in an attempt to propel their respective clubs to a 1-0 series lead.
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