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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

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...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 20, 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

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...
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...
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January 18, 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...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 11, 2014  |  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 worn down by No. 14 VCU in 92-71 loss

Winthrop withstood VCU's vaunted pressure for a half before it finally wore the Eagles down. For the first 20 minutes, Winthrop was able to knock down open 3-pointers to offset its turnovers. The second half wasn't quite the same for upset-minded Eagles as the 3's stopped falling and the Rams pulled away for a 92-71 victory on Saturday night. ''Back in the day...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Nigerian Prostitutes Offer Week Of Free Sex If Nigeria Wins Africa Cup Of Nations

Know this is not a typo and we are not being perverted.  Per Larry Brown Sports, the Nigerian National Team has advanced to the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. If the Nigerian team can pull off two more victories, and win the cup, the Association of Nigerian Prostitutes, YNaija.com, has promised a week of free sex to anyone if they ca win the Africa Cup Of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey delivers powerful message after Ohio State loss

  A week removed from one of the single greatest tragedies we’ll ever endure in our lifetimes, America still mourns for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. We’ve seen greater losses of life, but without quantifying death, seeing such tragedy bestowed upon the most innocent members of our society is as harrowing as it gets. On Tuesday, in a crowded...
Via The B1g Time
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey Is Spot On In His Message

The Winthrop Eagles may have lost the game against Ohio State but first year Eagles coach Pat Kelsey got the message right after the game. Kelsey used his platform to speak out on the recent tragedies and he is spot on. Watch:
Via Leftover Hot Dog
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Winthrop 80, St. Andrew's 48

Derrick Henry scored a career-high 26 points and Winthrop held Division II foe St. Andrews to 16 first-half points and won 80-48 Saturday in the Eagles' season opener. Gideon Gamble added 12 points for the Eagles, Christian Farmer came off the bench for 11 and Andre Smith chipped in 10. Winthrop opened the game on an 8-2 run and quickly pushed that lead to 25-9 behind a dunk...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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