Winthorp 24 38 62
Highpoint 23 37 60
Date of game: 3/7/2014

Recap: High Point vs. Winthrop

Conway, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Andre Smith knocked down a 3-pointer with one second left to lift Winthrop past High Point, 62-60, in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference Tournament.

Keon Moore poured in a game-high 23 points and Smith added 12 for the Eagles (19-12), who will face UNC-Asheville in the semifinals on Saturday.

John Brown scored 17 points and Adam Weary added nine off the bench for the Panthers (16-4), who had won six straight coming into the contest.

Larry Brown's dunk with 1:44 left gave Winthrop a 57-53 lead, but Devante Wallace nailed a 3-pointer moments later to pull the Panthers within one.

Moore knocked down a jumper with less than a minute remaining to give the Eagles a 59-56 lead, but John Brown hit a pair of free throws to pull High Point within 59-58.

Smith missed the front-end of a 1-and-1 on the next possession and Weary buried a jumper with six seconds to play to give High Point a 60-59 lead before Smith knocked down the game-winner.

Neither side led by more than five throughout the contest.

Game Notes

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Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

Predators' Weber to miss next two playoff games

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