November 20, 2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Shawn Anderson had 18 points as Navy cracked the win column with a 67-55 victory over South Carolina Upstate Thursday night,

Anderson, a sophomore, shot 6-for-9 from the floor - including 2-for-2 from 3-point range - and added five assists for the Midshipmen (1-2).

Tilman Dunbar scored 11 points and Jace Hogan 10 for Navy, which made 27 of 58 shots and led the entire game. Navy was up 34-19 at the half, its first halftime lead this season.

USC Upstate (0-3) fought to within 55-49 on a Deion Holmes 3-pointer with 7:01 left to play, but Navy surged away when Anderson scored the next 8 points on two foul shots and three straight layups, forcing a Spartans timeout.

Holmes led the Spartans with 18 points, including three 3-pointers, their lone player in double figures.

Navy outrebounded USC Upstate 41-33 and had 17 assists.

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