USC-Upstate at Georgia men’s basketball
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Stegeman Coliseum
Records: USC Upstate 1-1; Georgia 1-0.
Series: Georgia leads 1-0, 72-48 Nov. 18, 2008.
TV: SEC Network Plus
Up next: Texas A&M Corpus-Christi 1 p.m. Sunday
Need to know: USC-Upstate lost at No. 15 Minnesota 92-77 Friday and beat Allen 85-66 on Sunday. Georgia small forward Rayshaun Hammonds’ 17 points in the 79-54 opening win Friday was the most for a Bulldog freshman in an opener since Jeremy Price’s 18 against Jacksonville State on Nov. 9, 2007. The crowd of 7,387 was the largest for a Georgia opener since 2007. Kyle Perry, a former Georgia Tech walk-on, moved up from assistant to head coach at USC-Upstate on Oct. 20 after Eddie Payne stepped down to health concerns following two ankle replacements. The Spartans, an Atlantic Sun program located in Spartanburg, S.C., went 17-16 last season.