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NCAA Game Summary - Winthrop vs. UNC-Asheville



(Saturday, March 8th)

Final Score: Winthrop 80, UNC-Asheville 79

Conway, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Keon Moore shot 4-of-5 from beyond the arc en route to a team-high 20 points, as the Winthrop Eagles continued their run through the Big South Tournament with an 80-79 win over the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs in the semifinals at the HTC Center.

Joab Jerome and Keon Johnson contributed 16 points apiece for the Eagles (20-12) who, as the No. 4 seed in the South Division, beat defending conference tournament champion Liberty on Wednesday and then knocked off top- seed High Point in Friday's quarterfinal round. They'll face Coastal Carolina in the Championship Game on Sunday. Larry Brown rounded out Winthrop's double-figure scorers with 10 points to go along with eight rebounds.

Andrew Rowsey led the way with 23 points for UNCA (17-15), which had won four of its previous five outings. Jaron Lane added 22 points to go along with nine boards, while D.J. Cunningham recorded a double-double with 21 points and 11 caroms.

The Eagles shot a blistering 67 percent from the floor in the first half and made 5-of-7 3-pointers. They went into the locker room with a 48-42 halftime advantage after leading by as many as nine late in the opening frame.

The second half featured eight ties and six lead changes, as both teams shot 48 percent from the floor over the final 20 minutes. UNCA had a chance to win it in the final seconds, but Rowsey missed a layup with six ticks left on the clock, and Lane could not get his putback to fall.

The Bulldogs committed fewer turnovers than Winthrop (12-11) and made more 3- pointers (9-6) and more free throws (20-16) for the game. However, the Eagles held an 18-5 edge in bench points and also outscored UNCA in the paint, 40-28.

03/08 16:59:09 ET

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Final
CAR 10
NOS 28
Final
ORL 98
WAS 105
Final
MIN 97
DET 91
Final
CLE 90
NYK 95
Final
DAL 120
UTA 102
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LAC 93
OKC 90
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IND
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CLE
 
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LOU 31
FSU 42
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GASO 42
TROY 10
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TULA
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MEM
TULSA
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BUF 2
BOS 3
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PIT 3
LOS 0
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NJD 2
WIN 1
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FLA 2
ARI 1
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OTT 4
CHI 5
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TAM 4
PHI 3
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STL 2
ANA 0
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MIN 4
SJS 3
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COL 5
NYI 0
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VAN 3
MON 2
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Final
CAR 10
NOS 28