SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Jose Perez scored 17 points with six rebounds and Eric Jamison, Jr., scored 16 with 11 rebounds and Gardner-Webb beat South Carolina Upstate 74-61 on Wednesday night.
DJ Laster added 13 points and David Efianayi scored 11 points for Gardner-Webb, which wrapped up an eight-game road trip for November.
Gardner-Webb (3-5) gradually opened a double-digit lead with less than 10 minutes to play before halftime. Upstate tied it early in the second half, but the Bulldogs strung together a series of runs to create safe distance.
The Bulldogs overcame 11-missed, first-half 3-point attempts and shot 28 of 57 (49 percent) from the floor. Gardner-Webb controlled the interior and led South Carolina Upstate 42-18 on points in the paint.