BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Christian Keeling scored 25 points as Charleston Southern defeated Winthrop 77-63 in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference Tourney on Thursday. Dontrell Shuler...
Winthrop and CSU clash in Big South quarters
Charleston Southern (16-14, 10-7) vs. No. 3 seed Winthrop (18-11, 10-6)
Big South Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center, Buies Creek, North Carolina;...
Hampton seeks revenge on Winthrop
Winthrop (18-10, 10-5) vs. Hampton (12-15, 7-7)
Hampton Convocation Center, Hampton, Virginia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Hampton seeks revenge on Winthrop after dropping the...
Pickett puts Winthrop over Charleston Southern 80-78 in 2OT
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Adam Pickett sank two free throws with four seconds remaining in the second overtime to give Winthrop an 80-78 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.
CSU seeks revenge on Winthrop
Charleston Southern (13-13, 7-6) vs. Winthrop (17-10, 9-5)
Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, South Carolina; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Charleston Southern seeks revenge on Winthrop...
Pickett leads Winthrop past Presbyterian 93-85
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Adam Pickett had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Winthrop defeated Presbyterian 93-85 on Wednesday night.
Nych Smith added 22 points for the Eagles. Pickett made 9 of 11 shots.
Bjorn Broman had 19 points for Winthrop (17-8, 9-3 Big South Conference). Charles Falden added 14 points.
Winthrop defeats Hampton 101-91
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Nych Smith and Josh Ferguson scored 20 points apiece as Winthrop defeated Hampton 101-91 on Saturday. Ferguson also had eight rebounds for the Eagles.
Bjorn Broman had 18 points for Winthrop (16-8, 8-3 Big South Conference). Charles Falden added 16 points and six rebounds.
Winthrop is undefeated (4-0) when scoring at least 100 points this season.
Broman leads Winthrop over Gardner-Webb 97-88
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Bjorn Broman tied his season high with 20 points as Winthrop defeated Gardner-Webb 97-88 on Thursday night.
7 Eagles make 3s in Winthrop’s 66-45 win over UNC Asheville
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Nych Smith scored 15 points, Bjorn Broman made four from the arc to reach 200 3-pointers in his career and Winthop defeated UNC Asheville 66-45 on Monday.
Broman became the seventh player in program history to make 200 3-pointers. Seven Eagles scored from the arc. Adam Pickett had 11 points and Kyle Zunic 10 for Winthrop (13-6, 5-1 Big South), which made 13 of 40 3-point attempts to 4 of 24 for the Bulldogs (2-18, 0-6), who lost their eighth straight.
Smith with 19 leads Winthrop to 80-63 win over High Point
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Nych Smith scored 19 points off the bench, leading Winthrop to an 80-63 win over High Point on Saturday.
Bjorn Broman had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles (11-5, 3-0 Big South) who have won three straight. Austin Awad added 12 points and four rebounds and Adam Pickett had 11 points and three assists.
Smith scored 10 points in the final eight minutes of the first half to carry Winthrop to a 39-32 edge at the break.
Smith, Broman lead Winthrop past Campbell 90-86 in Big South
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Nych Smith and Bjorn Broman, who sat out the previous game with injuries, combined for a clutch five points in the last 19 seconds and Winthrop fended off Campbell 90-86 on Thursday.
Broman, Pickett spark turnaround, Winthrop tops Prairie View
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Adam Pickett scored all but one of his 15 points in the second half when Winthrop came from behind to defeat Prairie View A&M 76-62 on Saturday, pushing its win streak to four.
Winthrop pours in 14 3-pointers in 88-74 win over UMES
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Zunic scored 10 of his career-high 21 points in the first half when the Eagles built a 19-point lead and Winthrop defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 88-74 in a Thursday morning game.
Zunic had four 3-pointers as Winthrop (6-4), second nationally in 3-point field goals per game at 13.4, made 14 of 38 from distance. The Australian sophomore also grabbed 10 rebounds.
Rodriguez’s jumper lifts ETSU past Winthrop 76-74
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Jeromy Rodriguez's jump shot with 21 seconds left put East Tennessee State ahead for good in a 76-74 win against Winthrop on Saturday.
After Winthrop called timeout, Isaiah Tisdale swiped the ball from Nych Smith who then fouled Daivien Williamson with 11 seconds remaining. Williamson made one of two free throws, and after the Eagles secured the rebound, Kyle Zunic missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Winthrop’s balance sinks Longwood 79-64
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Josh Ferguson had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead a balanced attack and Winthrop defeated Longwood 79-64 on Sunday to set up a Big South showdown with UNC Asheville next week.
Ferguson had a dunk to cap an 11-0 run early in the second half that put the Eagles ahead 43-30 and hit a jumper that ended a 7-2 surge for a 67-49 lead with 6½ minutes to play.
Winthrop (18-9, 12-4) and Asheville started the day tied for first and play at Winthrop on Thursday.
Winthrop controls High Point from the start with 82-70 win
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Xavier Cooks scored 20 points, Josh Ferguson scored 13 with 11 rebounds and Winthrop beat High Point 82-70 on Saturday night.
Winthrop never trailed as Bjorn Broman started the game with back-to-back 3-pointers and Cooks followed with a pair of free throws. Winthrop extended the lead to 20-9 on Adam Pickett's layup.
Anders Broman made a 3 and Josh Ferguson's dunk to end the half made it 41-22. High Point trailed by double figures the entire second half.
Winthrop controls Radford with 75-67 behind Cooks’ 22 points
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Xavier Cooks scored 22 points, had six rebounds, five blocks, four assists and three steals to lead Winthrop to a 75-57 win over Radford on Saturday.
Bjorn Broman added 16 points and four steals, Josh Ferguson contributed 10 points and the Eagles shot 26 of 46 (56.5 percent) including 9 of 18 from 3-point range, while collecting 13 steals.
Winthrop pulls away from Campbell for 75-64 win
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Xavier Cooks scored 21 points and Bjorn Broman scored 18 and Winthrop ended the game with a 16-4 run to beat Campbell 75-64 on Saturday.
Cooks has 30th career double-double, Winthrop wins 81-68
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Xavier Cooks scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Josh Ferguson added 17 points and eight boards, and Winthrop beat Presbyterian 81-68 on Sunday.
Bjorn Broman made four 3-pointers and scored 13 points, and Anders Broman added 11 points for Winthrop (11-8, 5-3 Big South), which has won four straight. It was Cooks' 30th career double-double.
Winthrop cruises to 90-67 win over Gardner-Webb
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Xavier Cooks had 17 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists to lead Winthrop to a 90-67 win over Gardner-Webb on Monday night.
Josh Ferguson and Adam Pickett also scored 17 points each for Winthrop, which shot 53 percent from the field to knock Gardner-Webb out of first place in the Big South Conference. Bjorn Broman added 11 points and Charles Falden 10.
Cooks, Broman help Winthrop defeat Charleston Southern 64-53
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Xavier Cooks and Bjorn Broman scored the final four points at the free-throw line, Cooks finishing with 15 points and Broman 12 as Winthrop defeated Charleston Southern 64-53 Friday night, ending a three-game slide.
Winthrop (8-8, 2-3 Big South) trailed by 10 midway through the first half but launched a 27-6 run over eight minutes for a 32-21 halftime lead. The Eagles pushed the lead to 18 midway through the second half.
Winthrop pulls away in 2nd half to beat High Point 76-60
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Bjorn Broman and Adam Pickett scored 14 points apiece as Winthrop pulled away in the second half to beat High Point 76-60 in the Big South Conference opener on Saturday afternoon.
Anders Broman and Xavier Cooks added 13 points each for the Eagles. Josh Ferguson contributed eight points while grabbing 11 rebounds with two steals and one block.
Winthrop makes 15 3s in 104-49 victory
ROCK HILL, N.C. (AP) — Xavier Cooks scored 22 points with eight rebounds and Winthrop beat Mars Hill 104-49 on Tuesday.
In a game in which eight Eagles made 3-pointers, Cooks missed his only 3-point attempt but shot 8 of 13 overall and was 6 of 7 from the free-throw line along with collecting four assists, three steals and two blocks.
Winthrop cruises to 106-65 win over Div. II Central Penn
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Zunik scored 17 points with four assists and Winthrop cruised to 106-65 win over USCAA Div. II Central Pennsylvania College on Saturday.
Zunik was 5 of 8 from the field including four 3-pointers for the Eagles (1-2). Xavier Cooks added 14 points and led the team with 11 rebounds. Charles Falden had 13 points and Anders Broman added 12.
Cooks has 22, Johnson 21, Winthrop drops Charleston Southern
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Xavier Cooks had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Keon Johnson added 21 points and Winthrop rolled to an 86-72 win over Charleston Southern on Thursday night.
Tevin Prescott scored 13 for the Eagles (22-6, 14-3 Big South), who knocked down 13 3-pointers in 34 attempts while the Buccaneers were 3 of 11.
Winthrop and Liberty moved into a three-way tie for the league lead after Gardner-Webb knocked of leading UNC-Ashville.
Winthrop beats Radford 81-65
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Keon Johnson had 23 points, Bjorn and Anders Broman added 14 each and Winthrop beat Radford 81-65 on Wednesday night.
The Eagles (17-5, 9-2 Big South) scored the first eight points and never trailed in the game but had a 12-point lead from the first half erased when the Highlanders (9-14, 4-7) tied it at 43 early in the second.
Anders Broman's 3-pointer with 14:08 left capped a 10-3 run at 53-46 and the Eagles pushed their lead into double digits for the final 10 minutes.
Johnson has 21 to move into 2nd on Winthrop’s scoring list
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Keon Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to move into second place on Winthrop's career scoring list and the Eagles beat Presbyterian 75-52 on Wednesday night.
Johnson entered two points shy of passing LaShawn Coulter's mark of 1,670. He is 90 points shy of Charles Brunson's all-time mark that has stood for 25 years, before the Eagles became a D-I school.
Winthrop beats Charleston Southern in Big South opener
Charleston Southern tipped off its Big South Conference men's basketball season on Thursday night, dropping an 84-68 contest to league favorite Winthrop at the CSU fieldhouse.
Winthrop senior guard Keon Johnson poured in 27 points and dished out seven assists while senior forward Xavier Cooks added 13 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Eagles, who improved to 9-3 overall on the season. Johnson was voted the Big South’s preseason player of the year in October.
Winthrop beats Charleston Southern 84-68 to open Big South
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Keon Johnson and Xavier Cooks combined to score 40 points as preseason favorite Winthrop opened Big South Conference play with an 84-68 win at Charleston Southern Thursday night.
The tandem, both first-team All-Big South picks a year ago, are 2nd and 4th in scoring heading into conference play.
Johnson scores 38, Winthrop upsets Illinois 84-80 in OT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Keon Johnson's 5-foot-7 frame hasn't always impressed many, including when he first met his head coach, but the guard's effort was the difference as Winthrop upset Illinois 84-80 in overtime on Monday night.
The senior scored 38 points after missing Friday's game against Florida State due to a foot injury, and helped Winthrop win its first-ever matchup against Illinois. The Eagles held the lead for only 29 seconds before forcing overtime.