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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...
Via College Hoops Digest
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...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 07, 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...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 27, 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...
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 AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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