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Winthrop beats Campbell, clinches share of Big South title

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) Jimmy Gavin scored 31 points and Winthrop clinched at least a share of the Big South Conference title with an 87-71 victory over Campbell on Saturday. Gavin made seven 3-pointers and was 10 of 16 from the field. Keon Johnson added 18 points and Xavier Cooks chipped in 10 and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Eagles (21-8, 13-5 Big South), who have won five of...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Winthrop Closes Out Rivalry In Style, Remains Tied Atop Big South

Winthrop guard Keon Johnson (5) drains a free throw.  The Eagles were perfect from the line in 20 attempts.  (Brian Wilmer/CHD)Brian WilmerFollow @sportsmatters ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey has frequently referred to sophomore forward Xavier Cooks as his team’s “barometer”, meaning that as he goes, the team goes.  Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis called...
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February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Winthrop's Keon Johnson hits jumper at the buzzer for the win

Winthrop kept a share of first place in the Big South standings on Saturday thanks to a buzzer-beating jumper from leading scorer Keon Johnson.With less than 10 seconds to play, Johnson raced down the floor, stopped on a dime and connected on a buzzer-beating, mid-range jump shot to lift the Eagles to an 86-84 win over Radford.The junior guard scored 32 points, off 10-of-19 points...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Winthrop beats Gardner-Webb 71-58

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Keon Johnson and Josh Davenport scored 17 points apiece as Winthrop notched its fourth-straight win, beating Gardner-Webb 71-58 on Wednesday night. Johnson and Davenport also contributed five rebounds each for the Eagles (13-6, 5-3 Big South). Xavier Cooks and Jimmy Gavin added nine points apiece. The team shot 49.2 percent from the field and 69.2 percent...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Keon Johnson, Winthrop top Charleston Southern 83-82

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Keon Johnson made two key free throws with 1.6 seconds left and scored 27 points to help Winthrop beat Charleston Southern 83-82 on Wednesday night. Johnson scored the final 12 points for Winthrop - including a 3-pointer with 3:55 left for the Eagles' final field goal. He was 7 of 8 from the stripe in the last six minutes. Armel Potter's 3-point play with...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Big South Wednesday: WInthrop Defeats Coastal Carolina 75-65

Joab Jerome/thejohnsonian.comROCK HILL, S.C. -- With the top team in the Southern Division of the Big South Conference coming to town, one would imagine there would be a complex game plan to prepare.Not so, according to Winthrop forward Joab Jerome.“We really practiced hard and came back and got back to the basics and got the win,” said Jerome.  The win to which Jerome referred...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Saturday: Winthrop Wins a Thriller Over VMI

Keon Johnson/hearldonline.comROCK HILL, S.C. -- The old saying “all’s well that ends well” surely causes rolling eyes and groans.  For Winthrop on Saturday, though, it rang true.Freshman guard Keon Johnson’s off-balance jumper banked off the backboard and found the bottom of the net, capping a crazy conclusion that gave the Eagles a 58-57 victory over visiting VMI in front...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Winthrop edges VMI 58-57

Keon Johnson drove from beyond mid-court to score with 1.5 seconds remaining as Winthrop rallied past VMI 58-57 in a wild finish Saturday, with two ties and four lead changes in the final 6 minutes. The Eagles (10-8, 4-2 Big South) had trailed by as many as 15 before halftime in the contest between the conference's best offense, VMI, and best defense. The Keydets (10-9, 3-3) had...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Winthrop Beats Appalachian State: 51 Fouls Called in the Game

( Joab Jerome/Johnsonian.com) Forward Joab Jerome scored seven of his 20 points in the final four minutes, including a key three-pointer, to lead Winthrop to an 80-72 victory over Appalachian State at Winthrop Coliseum on Sunday.  The complexion of the game looked considerably different down the stretch than it did in the first 12 minutes. Winthrop raced out to a 33-14 lead at...
Via College Hoops Digest
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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