Polite Jr. scores 22 to lead Radford over Winthrop 87-81
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. matched his season high with 22 points as Radford defeated Winthrop 87-81 on Thursday night.
Carlik Jones had 16 points and eight assists for Radford (19-8,...
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 scores 23, Winthrop rallies to beat USC Upstate
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Nych Smith scored 23 points and Winthrop dominated the second half to defeat South Carolina Upstate 82-72 on Saturday.
After trailing by eight at halftime, Winthrop outscored the Spartans 43-25 in the second half. Winthrop first took the second-half lead, 54-53, when Kyle Zunic's 3-pointer capped a 15-6 run with 14:17 remaining. Later, the Eagles went up 62-61 on a layup by Smith with 8:27 remaining and Winthrop led the rest of the game.
Awad sparks Winthrop comeback in topping UNC Asheville 80-65
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Awad hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range and Winthrop held UNC Asheville scoreless for the final 3½ minutes as the Eagles won the Big South opener, 80-65 on Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles have now won seven straight conference openers.
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.
Pickett, Awad score 18 each, Winthrop cruises to 109-66 win
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Adam Pickett scored 18 points in a near-perfect game, making 6 of 7 from the field including all five attempts from behind the 3-point arc, grabbed seven rebounds and picked up six assists as Winthrop defeated Hiwassee College 109-66 on Sunday.
Scerbinskis scores 20, Winthrop beats Warren Wilson 116-76
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Raivis Scerbinskis scored 20 points, Nych Smith had 19 points and seven assists, and Winthrop beat Warren Wilson 116-76 on Saturday.
Smith led all scorers with 14 first-half points and Scerbinskis' 3-pointer with nine minutes left put Winthrop at the century mark for a 45-point lead. The Eagles led by as many as 49, made 16 3-pointers and outrebounded Warren Wilson 63-35.
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 sets school scoring records in 134-99 win
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Michael Anumba scored 19 points to lead six teammates in double-digit scoring and Winthrop set a school record for total points and first-half points in beating Division III Pfeiffer University 134-99 on Tuesday night.
Charleston Southern ends Winthrop’s title hopes, 78-75
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Phlandrous Fleming Jr. scored 26 points and Christian Keeling 22 as Charleston Southern beat Winthrop 78-75 on Saturday to erase the Eagles' Big South title hopes.
Winthrop (18-11, 12-6) came into the regular-season finale a game back of UNC Asheville, where the Eagles lost on Thursday, but fell behind by 19 points with nine minutes remaining. The Buccaneers made 10 of 12 free throws in the final 41 seconds to hold off the Eagles.
Cooks scores 26 points; Winthrop beats Longwood 95-78
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Xavier Cooks scored 26 points and Winthrop pulled away in the second half to beat Longwood 95-78 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win.
Cooks was 11 of 16 from the floor and had a game-high six assists. Anders Broman added 18 points for Winthrop (12-8, 6-3 Big South Conference), which had five shooters in double-figures scoring and finished 35-of-60 shooting (58.3 percent) from the floor.
Broman, Winthrop take 85-58 win over UNC Asheville
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Anders Broman made three 3-pointers and scored 19 points in leading Winthrop to an 85-58 victory over UNC Asheville on Thursday night.
Xavier Cooks added 15 points, Josh Ferguson 13, Kyle Zunic 12 and Adam Pickett 10 for the Eagles (10-8, 4-3 Big South), who have won three straight while ending a three-game win streak for the Bulldogs (11-9, 4-3).