Liberty vs Winthrop

Winthrop 65, Liberty 63

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Joab Jerome knocked down a jumper with 1:24 left that would hold as the game-winner, and the Winthrop defense completely shut down Liberty from there to hold on to a 65-63 win on Thursday night.

The Eagles couldn't get more of a two-point cushion in the game's final 5 1/2 minutes, but wouldn't need to after Jerome's big shot gave them the final margin. Winthrop's defense forced three missed Flames shots, two mid-range jumpers and a 3-ball, in the final 1:07 of the contest to hold on to the victory.

Liberty led by just two points at halftime, but Winthrop outscored the Flames 32-28 to seal it in the second half.

Reggie Middleton led the Eagles (9-13, 6-5 Big South Conference) with 20 points. George Valentine double-doubled, scoring 12 points and grabbing 14 boards.

Antwan Burrus and David Minaya had 13 points each to lead Liberty (7-15, 2-8).

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Liberty Flames
A. Burrus, F376-101-251213
T. Gielo, F81-10-00023
J. Sanders, G384-92-2810010
D. Minaya, G355-102-221213
T. Speaks, G323-82-23028
J. Sanders234-80-030110
J. Vander Pol172-42-34036
A. Smith50-10-03010
C. Phillips30-00-00000
W. Aikens10-00-00000
E. Layer10-00-00000
Totals 25-519-1131121363
 49%81.8% 
Winthrop Eagles
G. Valentine, F396-140-0141212
J. Jerome, F313-63-314310
M. Morgan, F262-70-25134
A. Jones, G375-110-051110
R. Middleton, G358-161-236120
J. Bourne131-21-21033
G. Gamble122-60-00006
R. King50-00-00100
L. Brown20-00-01000
Totals 27-625-934141365
 43.5%55.6% 
Big South
NorthConf. W-LTot. W-L
High Point12-416-15
VMI11-522-13
Radford10-622-13
Campbell6-1012-20
Liberty5-1111-21
Longwood3-138-24
SouthConf. W-LTot. W-L
Coast. Car.11-521-13
Winthrop10-620-13
Gardner-Webb10-618-15
NC-Asheville10-617-15
Char. So.6-1013-18
Presbyterian2-146-26
 
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