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Rock Hill Pride: Home Crowd Motivates Winthrop to a Win Over Campbell, 71-63

Winthrop's Keon Moore had 18 Points Saturday/hearldonline.comby Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersROCK HILL, S.C. -- His team had just pulled out a 71-63 comeback victory over Campbell -- the 600th in the program’s history -- but Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey was only interested in talking about one thing after the contest.“I think the story of the game, and the second story and the third...
Via College Hoops Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson scores 22 points as Winthrop beats Asheville 84-69

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Keon Johnson made 4 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to lead Winthrop past UNC Asheville 84-69 on Wednesday night. Derrick Henry scored 15 points, Keon Moore had 13 and Duby Okeke 12 for Winthrop (8-8, 3-2 Big South Conference). The Eagles made 52.8 percent of their field goals, including 7 of 16 from 3-point range. The Eagles led by as many as 20...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb rallies from 16 down to beat Winthrop 65-54

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Jerome Hill's three-point play with 17 seconds remaining capped a huge second-half comeback as Gardner-Webb edged Winthrop 65-64 on Saturday night. The Runnin' Bulldogs (11-6, 3-1 Big South) trailed by 16 when it opened up the second half by outscoring the Eagles 23-9 with Tyler Strange's 3-pointer pulling them within 46-44. Winthrop clung to the lead...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  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

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
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