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L 78-80
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Kennesaw State advances with 80-78 win over USC Upstate

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Kendrick Ray scored 24 points, Aubrey Williams dropped in the go-ahead layup and No. 5 seed Kennesaw State held off fourth-seeded South Carolina-Upstate for an 80-78 win in the Atlantic Sun quarterfinals Monday night.

Williams' bucket with 2:11 left put Kennesaw State back on top 75-74 and sparked a 6-2 spurt to the finish. USC Upstate cut the deficit to 77-76 and later to 79-78, both with layups from Jure Span, before Ray hit the first of two free throws to stretch it back to two and Michael Buchanan missed a 3 at the other end as time expired.

Nick Masterson added 18 points for Kennesaw State (14-17), which shot 51 percent from the field. Williams grabbed 10 rebounds to go with eight points.

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Leaders
Points: M. Buchanan16.1
Rebounds: M. Buchanan9.5
Assists: J. Cuthbertson3.2
FG%: M. Buchanan62.3%
FT%: M. Buchanan52.8%
3P%: M. Cunningham38.5%
Steals: M. Cunningham1.3
Blocks: P. Whittington1.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 North Carolina29-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-4
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 UCLA31-4
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina29-7
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Atlantic Sun Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
FGCU 12-2 26-8
Lipscomb 11-3 20-13
North Florida 8-6 15-19
USC Upstate 7-7 17-16
Kennesaw State 7-7 14-18
Jacksonville 5-9 17-16
NJIT 3-11 11-20
Stetson 3-11 11-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 78.0 (67)
Rebounds: 12.0 (64)
Assists: 15.4 (62)
FG%: 45.8% (100)
FT%: 65.7% (315)
3P%: 34.6% (200)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 76.7 (280)
Rebounds: 26.8 (60)
Assists: 15.9 (330)
FG%: 43.6% (172)
FT%: 72.8% (303)
3P%: 33.2% (91)
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