Scores

Final

Winthrop 80

(20-12, 10-6 Big South)

UNC Asheville 79

(17-15, 10-6 Big South)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    12:00 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    The HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    WIN 48 3280
    UNCA 42 3779

    Top Performers

    Winthrop: L. Brown 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UNC Asheville: D. Cunningham 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

    Winthrop reaches title game, 80-79 over Asheville

    Associated Press

    CONWAY, S.C. -- Keon Johnson scored the last five points as fourth-seeded Winthrop continues its giant-killer run through the Big South tournament, knocking off No. 2 seed UNC Asheville 80-79 in a semifinal Saturday. The Eagles ousted top-seeded High Point with a last-second shot Friday.

    The Eagles (20-12) advance to Sunday's championship for the first time since 2010, facing Coastal Carolina (19-12).

    Johnson finished with 16 points and hit a pair of jumpers with less than 2 minutes to play. Both scores came after Asheville misses. Larry Brown grabbed a board leading to a Johnson jumper that propelled the Eagles into the lead, 78-77. Next time down the floor, Joab Jerome rebounded an Asheville miss and again Johnson struck at the other end for an 80-77 edge.

    Twenty of Winthrop's 26 rebounds were off the defensive glass.

    The Bulldogs (17-15) missed a driving layup and a putback in the final 10 seconds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIN
    UNCA
    Points 80 79
    FG Made-Attempted 29-50 (.580) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 9-18 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-25 (.640) 20-23 (.870)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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