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SMU head coach Larry Brown resigns

SMU men’s basketball coach Larry Brown is stepping down from his position, according to a report by CBS.  The legendary 75-year-old coach is reportedly resigning from his position as a result of the Mustangs program not willing to give him a long-term contract moving forward.  Brown has been at SMU since 2012, winning 25-plus games in each of the last three seasons and making...
Via College Spun
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Winthrop Withstands Furious Asheville Rally, Wrests Control Atop Big South

Winthrop senior center Zach Price (25) embraces his coach, Pat Kelsey, on Senior Day.  (Brian Wilmer/CHD)Brian Wilmer Follow @sportsmatters  ROCK HILL, S.C. – A song from the 1960s once lamented about one being the loneliest number.  For UNC Asheville and Winthrop, it’s also a fairly common number. Asheville came back from a 23-point second-half deficit to knock off Winthrop...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Winthrop Gets Back On The Winning Track Against Ferrum, 81-63

Winthrop's Josh Davenport (42) attempts a shot in Monday's game against Ferrum.  (Brian Wilmer/CHD)Brian Wilmer Follow @sportsmatters ROCK HILL, S.C. – While one South Carolina team tuned up for a chance at a national title, another had the opportunity to right the ship.  Mission accomplished. Winthrop snapped a three-game losing streak – even managing to conquer a few of...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU banned from postseason in 2015-16, Brown suspended

Update: According to new reports, Brown is actually suspended for 30 percent of the season’s games.  Earlier: SMU’s men’s basketball program has been hit with a postseason ban for 2015-16 and its coach, Larry Brown, has been suspended for 10 percent of the season’s games, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  The NCAA has finished its investigation into the Mustangs’...
Via College Spun
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown becomes a more compelling figure as he ages

By Matt Zemek Over the past week, as you know, two of college basketball’s greatest coaches died. Dean Smith was 83, Jerry Tarkanian 84. Smith retired in his late 60s, and Tark made one last NCAA tournament appearance at age 70. Coaching 19-year-olds is generally not a senior citizen’s profession. Bill Snyder is the exception that proves the rule in college football. In hoops...
Via The Student Section
February 13, 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...
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

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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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