Drake vs Winthrop

Drake 66, Winthrop 62

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ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - Rayvonte Rice scored 23 points and Ben Simons chipped in with 19 to lead Drake to a hard-fought 66-62 win over Winthrop in the Paradise Jam.

Reggie Middleton led Winthrop with 26 points and five assists.

With the victory, Drake (3-1) advanced to Monday's losers' bracket finals against Virginia. Winthrop will take on Drexel in the tournament's seventh-place game.

Drake shot 54 percent from the field (20-37) and held Winthrop to just 39-percent shooting (20-51), yet couldn't shake the Eagles until the final minute.

With 24.7 seconds left in the game, Winthrop's Reggie King and George Valentine trapped Rice and forced Drake into a shot-clock violation.

Winthrop (0-4), trailing by three, had the chance to tie the game with less than 15 seconds to go but Andre Jones' 3-pointer was off the mark.

Rice then split a pair of free throws at the other end to seal the victory.

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Scoreboard
Drake (3-1) «333366
Winthrop (0-4)293362

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Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F377-100-131219
J. Clarke, F252-22-56136
A. Hawley, F201-40-01332
R. Rice, G356-129-1221223
K. Madison, G150-22-21032
D. Smith211-11-23023
J. Jeffers171-20-02112
K. Alexander150-13-52223
K. Woods152-32-24226
Totals 20-3719-2930112066
 54.1%65.5% 
Winthrop Eagles
M. Morgan, F312-40-04035
J. Jerome, F253-61-23058
G. Valentine, C263-80-06026
A. Jones, G363-84-424311
R. Middleton, G347-1610-1255526
A. Smith211-70-02223
L. Brown121-20-22012
J. Bourne70-00-03100
R. King50-01-20001
S. Diop30-00-00020
Totals 20-5116-2227122362
 39.2%72.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Loyola-Chi.0-010-1101
Evansville0-08-290
N. Iowa0-08-216
Valparaiso0-08-272
Bradley0-07-2130
Missouri St.0-09-3120
Drake0-05-5209
Indiana St.0-05-5221
So. Illinois0-04-4237
Illinois St.0-04-693

Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Liberty0-07-3194
UNC-Ash.0-06-4152
Radford0-05-4141
Winthrop0-05-4198
Presbyterian0-05-5263
Char. So.0-04-4226
Campbell0-04-5320
High Point0-04-5300
Longwood0-03-6351
Gardner-Webb0-03-8279
 
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Kentucky 85
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Butler 53
PRES 56 Final
Cincinnati 54
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Wisc 69
Hawaii 54 Final
GONZ 73