Liberty 29 36 65
Winthorp 35 42 77
Date of game: 3/5/2014

Recap: Winthrop vs. Liberty

Conway, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Keon Johnson scored 15 points and Keon Moore added 14 with eight rebounds, leading Winthrop to a 77-65 win over Liberty in the first round of the Big South Tournament.

Andre Smith and Joab Jerome each chipped in 14 points for the Eagles (18-12), who have won three in a row and advanced to face North top seed High Point in Friday's quarterfinals. Winthrop hasn't won the Big South title since capturing its 10th championship in 2010.

Andrew Smith scored 17 points and Joe Retic contributed 15 for Liberty (11-21), which won last year's Big South championship.

The Flames raced out to a 17-5 lead just under six minutes into the contest, but the Eagles countered with a 19-4 run and grabbed a 24-21 advantage on back-to-back layups by Brandon Vega.

Winthrop led 35-29 at the break and a trey by Andre Smith to start the second half made it a nine-point game, but Liberty battled back and tied it at 51-51 with just under eight minutes remaining.

Johnson snapped the deadlock with consecutive threes and the Flames got only as close as five before Winthrop sealed it at the line in the closing minutes.

The Eagles made each of their 21 free throws and the teams combined for a 33- for-34 effort at the stripe.

Game Notes

Late FG only points in Illinois State spring game

Defense dominated in the Illinois State spring football game before Sean Slattery's late 31-yard field goal lifted the Red team to a 3-0 win over the White on Saturday.

NASCAR News
Rain postpones Sprint Cup race at Richmond to Sunday

Persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400.

Dodgers place Puig and Peralta on DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig and right-handed reliever Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

Price, Rinne, Dubnyk named Vezina finalists

Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Pekka Rinne from the Nashville Predators and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk have been named finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.