Big South Championship: Coastal Carolina Defeats Winthrop

CONWAY, S.C. -- Good things come to those who wait...and wait, and wait.Coastal Carolina basketball lived that adage on Sunday on their home floor in the HTC Center, defeating Winthrop 76-61 to win the title in the 2014 Big South Championships.The title was the first for the Chanticleers since defeating Winthrop in the 1993 edition of the tournament in the North...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Tournament: Winthrop, Coastal Carolina Advance to the Final

CONWAY, S.C. -- The 2014 Big South Championships final is set, and while many may have guessed one participant, the other was not so easy to predict.  A Southern Division team will represent the conference in the NCAA, as fourth-seeded Winthrop (20-12) will face off against top-seeded -- and host -- Coastal Carolina on ESPN2 at noon on Sunday.Here’s a look...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Tournament: Winthrop Advances on Buzzer Beater

CONWAY, S.C. -- Some people wait a season for redemption.  Some even wait a lifetime.  Winthrop’s Andre Smith waited 14 seconds.Those 14 seconds, however, were among the most exciting the Big South Conference has produced all year, as Smith’s Winthrop club defeated top-seeded High Point 62-60 in Big South Tournament quarterfinal action.After Smith missed the front end of a...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Tournament: Winthrop Defeats Liberty

CONWAY, S.C. -- Anyone who regularly watches Big South basketball remembers Liberty’s magical tournament run in the 2013 Big South Championships.   Unfortunately for the Flames, there will be no such run in the 2014 edition. Fourth-seeded (Northern Division) Winthrop rode a hot first half and a record performance from the charity stripe to defeat the Flames...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Saturday: Winthrop Wins; Team Salutes the Children of Sandy Hook

wsoctv.comROCK HILL, S.C. -- With the possibility of a first-round bye in the conference tournament for Winthrop having evaporated with a Coastal Carolina victory earlier in the day, some fans may have wondered whether the Eagles’ game with visiting Presbyterian would be of much consequence.  When they looked at the scoreboard with 4:04 to play in the first half to see the score...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Wednesday: WInthrop Makes Late Run, Beats UNC-Asheville in OT

Keon Moore/Hearldonline.comROCK HILL, S.C. -- The second of two free throws by UNC Asheville’s Jaron Lane touched the bottom of the net, giving the Bulldogs a 93-83 lead with 1:24 left to play.  It was almost as if that free throw was an eject button, sending some of the fans in attendance at Winthrop Coliseum out of their seats and toward the exits. Unfortunately for those fans...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Newtown victim's family to visit Winthrop game

Becky Kowalski knew a few moments after she heard the heartfelt words of Winthrop men's basketball coach Pat Kelsey about the shootings in Newtown, Conn., that he understood her family's pain. Becky and husband Stephen were mourning the loss of their 7-year-old son Chase, one of the 20 children and six adults killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings 14 months...
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February 26, 2014  |  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

Winthrop beats Coastal Carolina 75-65

Andre Smith scored 16 and Larry Brown added 12 points and 11 rebounds as Winthrop pulled away from Coastal Carolina for a 75-65 win Wednesday night. Coastal Carolina made 13 of 20 field goals (65 percent) in the first half while taking a 36-31 lead into the break. Its collective hot hand, however, was left in the locker room. Winthrop (15-11, 8-5 Big South) limited the Chanticleers...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Winthrop dominates Longwood 76-59

Joab Jerome scored 18 points and made all of his four 3-point attempts as Winthrop cruised to a 76-59 win over Longwood on Wednesday. Keon Moore made just 2 of 11 from long range but still finished with 14 points as Winthrop (14-10, 7-4 Big South) won its fourth straight game. Winthrop scored the first nine points of the game and pushed its lead to 43-25 at halftime after forcing...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Winthrop easily defeats Campbell 88-62

Winthrop led start to finish in an 88-62 victory over Campbell on Saturday. Joab Jerome and Keon Johnson scored 13 points each and Larry Brown and Andrew Smith 12 apiece for the Eagles (13-10, 6-4 Big South). The Eagles shot 54.8 percent to take a 45-23 lead at halftime and finished the game at 50.9 percent. They outrebounded the Camels 41-27, including 16 on the offensive boards...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Winthrop rolls past Barber-Scotia 92-62 in makeup

Brandon Vega and Keon Moore came off the bench to combine for 25 points as Winthrop rolled to a 92-62 win over Barber-Scotia on Thursday. Vega also had 9 assists in the game that was originally scheduled for Jan. 4. Keon Johnson had 13 points for the Eagles (12-10), who raced to a 42-21 lead at the half. Reserve Jarad Scott pulled down 10 rebounds. Carlos Benton Jr., had 16 points...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Late run lifts Winthrop over Liberty 73-62

Andre Smith hit a 3-pointer to spark an 11-4 run deep in the second half as Winthrop pulled away from a close game to defeat Liberty 73-62 on Tuesday night. Joab Jerome added a free throw and a jumper, Keon Johnson a 3-pointer and Tevin Prescott a dunk during the run as the Eagles (11-10, 5-4 Big South) boosted a two-point lead to seven, 63-54, in about 4 minutes. Liberty (9-15...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Wednesday: Radford Defeats Winthrop 76-64

Yaya Anderson/zimbio.comWinthrop stumbled out of the gate on Saturday against VMI, but recovered to cross the finish line with a victory.  There would be no repeat performance after another sluggish beginning.Radford (14-8, 4-3 Big South) got 15 points from guard Ya Ya Anderson -- including ten consecutive in the second half -- to secure a 76-64 win in front of 1,223 fans at Winthrop...
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January 30, 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...
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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...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Winthrop over Coastal Carolina 73-72 in OT

Keon Moore scored a career-high 26 points to lead Winthrop to a 73-72 victory over Coastal Carolina in overtime Saturday night. Winthrop's James Bourne hit the winning jumper with just five seconds remaining in the low-scoring overtime. Keon Johnson added 19 points for the Eagles (9-7, 3-1 Big South). Andre Smith chipped in with 12. The Eagles were outscored 13-7 in the first...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South: Gardner-Webb Plays Spoiler To Winthrop

Naji Hibbert/gwusports.comWinthrop’s basketball team has started 3-0 in Big South Conference play just four times in school history, the most recent coming in 2006-07.The Eagles would not make it five.Gardner-Webb (8-10, 1-2 Big South) emerged victorious in a tough defensive slog, defeating Winthrop (8-7, 2-1 Big South) 56-51 in front of 1,955 fans at Winthrop Coliseum.The proceedings...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Saturday: Winthrop Defeats Charleston Southern 85-68

Andre Smith/winthropphotos.comCharleston Southern came into Saturday afternoon’s game against Winthrop having lost their last ten games at Winthrop Coliseum.  Considering some of the challenges facing the Eagles, one might not have expected that streak to reach 11.Despite star forward Joab Jerome missing the game with an ankle injury and leading scorer Keon Johnson being held...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Winthrop pulls away from Charleston Southern 85-68

Keon Moore scored 23 points and Andre Smith added 19 as Winthrop rolled past Charleston Southern 85-68 Saturday. The Eagles (8-6, 2-0 Big South) shot 51.7 percent from the field and drilled 15 of 28 from beyond the arc. Moore, Smith and Christian Farmer each sank five 3-pointers apiece. After leading 42-38 at halftime, Winthrop pulled ahead as Moore hit two 3-pointers to fuel a...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Winthrop holds off Presbyterian 71-67

Keon Moore scored 16 points, while Tevin Prescott and Joab Jerome each added 10 to push Winthrop past Presbyterian 71-67 in a Big South Conference opener Wednesday night. After giving up a 9-0 run and trailing at halftime, the Eagles (7-6, 1-0) pulled back ahead early in the second half as a Jerome layup and a Prescott dunk fueled an 8-0 run to make it 46-41. Presbyterian (4-12...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

A W is a W: Wofford Defeats Winthrop 62-56

Larry Brown/zimbo.comEveryone knows the old phrase about almost only counting in horseshoes.  Winthrop almost pulled victory from the jaws of defeat in a game which they trailed by as many as 20 points with 9:01 remaining, before finally falling 62-56 to Wofford in front of 944 fans at Winthrop Coliseum on Saturday.The Winthrop offense never got on track in the first half, hitting...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NC Central pull away from Winthrop 72-66

Jeremy Ingram scored 24 points as North Carolina Central pulled away from Winthrop for the 72-66 win Wednesday night. NC Central (7-2) closed the first half on a 12-5 run to go into the break with a 39-32 lead. Winthrop (6-3) chipped away and eventually took the lead, 53-51, on an Andre Smith 3-pointer with 10:51 to play. NCCU retook the lead on a Reggie Groves 3-pointer. Josh...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

NCCU Looking To Rebound Against Winthrop

Jeremy Ingram leads NCCU with After an opening-night loss at Cinncinati, North Carolina Central went on a run that any HBCU and most mid-majors could dream of. NCCU (6-2) won six straight, including wins over NC State, Old Dominion and Appalachian State. The Eagles were brought back to earth in a 71-65 loss.NCCU will face a Winthrop team with an identical record, which boast wins...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Winthrop Beats Appalachian State: 51 Fouls Called in the Game

( Joab Jerome/ 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...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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