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Winthrop crushes Longwood 83-59

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) Keon Johnson led four in double figures with 16 points and Winthrop crushed Longwood 83-59 on Saturday. Johnson was 5 of 5 from the floor as Winthrop (16-11, 11-5 Big South) won for the fifth time in six games. Keon Moore had 15 points, Xavier Cooks added 11 and Tevin Prescott contributed 10 points and seven rebounds. The Eagles had a seven-point run late in...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Big South Wednesday: Winthrop Cruises Over UNC-Asheville 91-70

By Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersROCK HILL, S.C. -- Those who follow Big South basketball likely recall the classic matchups between Winthrop and UNC Asheville last year.  Winthrop came back from 11 down with 1:24 remaining to beat the Bulldogs in overtime in Rock Hill last season, before taking home another late-game, 80-79 victory in the conference semifinals. No such buzzer-beating...
Via College Hoops Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Moore leads Winthrop past UNC Asheville, 91-70

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) Keon Moore scored 27, and Tevin Prescott added 11 points and 10 rebounds to help Winthrop trounce UNC Asheville 91-70 on Wednesday night. Moore made 8 of 14 field goals, including 5 of 10 from 3-point range, and 6 of 6 free throws for Winthrop (15-11, 10-5 Big South). Andre Smith scored 14 and Keon Johnson added 13. Smith scored five and Moore scored four during...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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
January 24, 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 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

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

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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