Winthrop vs Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina wins Big South, earns NCAA bid

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CONWAY, S.C. -- Warren Gillis had 22 points and Josh Cameron added 19 to lift Coastal Carolina to the Big South Conference tournament title and its first NCAA trip in 21 years with a 76-61 victory over Winthrop on Sunday.

It was the first conference tournament title for Chanticleers coach Cliff Ellis in 39 years of coaching at four schools. He joins nine others who have led four schools to the NCAA tournament, trailing the mark of five set last season by Oklahoma's Lon Kruger.

Coastal Carolina (21-12) took control with 12-0 first-half run, eventually building the lead to 57-39 midway through the second half.

Winthrop (20-13) cut the lead to 61-52 on Keon Johnson's free throw with 4:36 left, but got no closer. Keon Moore led Winthrop with 19 points before fouling out.

Fans rushed the court at the HTC Center on Coastal's campus when it was over, cheering their team's first league title since 1993.

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Scoreboard
Winthrop (20-13)243761
Coastal Carolina (21-12) «344276
WINTHR:K. Moore 19 Pts
WINTHR:T. Prescott 6 Reb
WINTHR:J. Jerome 4 Ast
CSTCAR:W. Gillis 22 Pts
CSTCAR:E. Ndieguene 10 Reb
CSTCAR:W. Gillis 7 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
WinthropCoastal Carolina
WINTHR
Keon Moore
CSTCAR
Warren Gillis
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
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Winthrop Eagles
J. Jerome, F335-172-434313
K. Johnson, G312-113-42119
K. Moore, G305-107-820519
L. Brown, F282-40-05034
A. Smith, G242-61-24217
T. Prescott, F182-40-26024
J. Bourne, F130-00-01010
J. Davenport, F110-40-02100
B. Vega, G70-12-21002
C. Farmer, G41-20-01023
H. Sadlon, G10-00-00000
C. Bremner, GDid Not Play
D. Carter, FDid Not Play
D. Henry, GDid Not Play
D. Okeke, CDid Not Play
I. Saicic, FDid Not Play
J. Scott, FDid Not Play
Totals 19-5915-222781761
 32.2%68.2% 
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
W. Gillis, G389-154-637222
J. Cameron, G367-132-330319
E. Ndieguene, C322-40-210424
B. Diagne, F316-74-570317
E. Wilson, G263-65-842412
C. Ray-St Cyr, G141-20-00012
M. Enanga, F90-10-04020
T. Curtis, F70-00-21000
E. Smith, G40-00-00000
U. Ljeskovic, F30-00-02000
A. Law, GDid Not Play
R. Trapps, GDid Not Play
S. Wiggins, GDid Not Play
K. Buffkin, CDid Not Play
Totals 28-4815-2634131876
 58.3%57.7% 
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Winthrop15-323-679
UNC-Ash.15-323-865
Liberty14-419-12164
Gardner-Webb11-718-13200
High Point9-915-15232
Radford8-1013-17226
Campbell7-1114-16272
Char. So.7-1111-18293
Longwood3-156-23339
Presbyterian1-175-24344

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington12-322-634
Georgia St.11-518-10122
Ga. Southern11-518-11107
Arkansas St.10-519-993
Texas St.9-616-11204
Coast. Car.9-714-15155
Troy8-716-13205
UL Lafayette7-817-11135
S. Alabama6-913-15218
Little Rock4-1113-15255
App. St.3-138-19297
UL-Monroe2-138-20303
 
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UVA 69 Final
MD 75
SYR 74 Final
FSU 58
STL 64 Final
MASS 62
IAST 69 Final
WICH 83
MIST 67 Final
OHST 69
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