SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Drew Pember had 29 points as UNC Asheville romped past South Carolina Upstate 83-56 on Saturday.

Pember hit 14 of 16 from the free-throw line. LJ Thorpe had 19 points and six assists for UNC Asheville (14-11, 6-6 Big South Conference). Tajion Jones added 12 points.

Bryson Mozone had 15 points for the Spartans (10-14, 7-5). Jalen Breazeale added 12 points. Mysta Goodloe had 11 points.

Jordan Gainey, the Spartans' second leading scorer heading into the contest at 14 points per game, failed to make a shot (0 of 7).


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