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Winthrop Earns Return Trip To Big South Tournament Championship - 2015 Big South Championships

Keon Moore scored 14 in the Eagles' semifinal victory. ( Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersCONWAY, S.C. -- Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey often refers to these types of games as “tractor pulls”.  His Eagles have found themselves in physical slogs at times during the 2014-15 season, where they have needed to grind out a hard-fought victory.  Saturday was no exception.Winthrop...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Big South Tuesday: Winthrop Routs Mars Hill 96-51

Keon Moore Had 17 points in Winthrop's Rout/bigsouthsports.comby Brian Wilmer@sportsmatters ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Tuesday was a day of studying at Winthrop, as students prepared for exams.  The coach on the opposing sidelines in Winthrop Coliseum has taken a few tests of his own against Big South competition.  Mars Hill University coach Rick Scruggs coached for 14 seasons at Gardner...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Monday: Winthrop Gets Revenge, Bests Savannah State 68-47

Jarad Scott (L) Notched a Career High 15 Points/independentmail.comby Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersROCK HILL, S.C. -- As the old saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt.  Playing a team twice in eleven days would certainly qualify.  Just ask Savannah State and Winthrop.The Tigers took round one in the Hostess City, 59-58, on November 20th.  A three-point play by SSU’s Terel Hall...
Via College Hoops Digest
December 02, 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

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 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) had...
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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

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...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Winthrop defeats James Madison 69-57

Andre Smith scored 13 points to lead Winthrop to a 69-57 victory over James Madison on Wednesday night. Smith hit 3 of 6 from the 3-point line and had four rebounds and three assists. Joab Jerome scored 11 points with five rebounds and Tevin Prescott had 10 points, three rebounds and a pair of steals. Josh Davenport came off the bench to score nine points and grab four rebounds...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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