Winthrop vs Radford

Winthrop 60, Radford 58


CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Joab Jerome scored 22 points and led a comeback in overtime by Winthrop, which defeated Radford 60-58 Tuesday in the Big South Conference tournament's opening game.

Jerome's layup with 2 seconds remaining won it for the Eagles (14-16), the South Division's fifth seed, who trailed 57-52 just over a minute into overtime.

A steal by Jerome, who fed Reggie King for a layup, cut Winthrop's deficit to 57-56 with 2:44 remaining. After Javonte Green's free throw gave the Highlanders (13-19) a two-point lead, a layup by Jerome at the 1:09 mark tied it.

Rashun Davis began the second half with eight consecutive points to give Radford, the North's fourth seed, a 31-29 lead, and neither team led by more than four points for the rest of regulation.

Davis led Radford with 18 points and Green added 13.

Jerome also had 12 rebounds for Winthrop, which plays Charleston Southern on Thursday.

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Winthrop Eagles
J. Jerome, F4210-182-2123222
J. Bourne, F211-21-22033
R. King, G414-82-260411
A. Smith, G362-115-63039
G. Gamble, G322-90-04014
S. Johnson214-80-05139
L. Brown140-00-00040
C. Farmer120-30-02000
S. Diop60-02-41002
Totals 23-5912-163842060
Radford Highlanders
J. Green, F323-137-1051313
K. Noreen, F312-21-24126
B. Holcomb, F221-20-02132
R. Davis, G365-118-851318
R. Price, G321-60-01422
Y. Anderson252-50-00006
K. Brown170-25-61025
J. Carethers172-40-04004
B. Smith90-00-01000
L. Dyer41-10-20002
Totals 17-4621-282681558
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point13-521-11157
Coast. Car.12-621-12164
Char. So.5-139-21298
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SJU 40 Final
ND 66
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RUT 54
TCU 68 Final
KSU 79
OHST 67 Final
IND 58
MEMP 56 Final