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
Radford6-113-7115
Gardner-Webb5-210-10205
Winthrop4-310-8186
UNC-Ash.4-311-9159
Campbell4-310-9315
High Point4-39-9258
Liberty3-412-8265
Longwood3-46-14331
Presbyterian1-68-12305
Char. So.1-66-12328

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Louisiana6-016-374
Texas St.6-113-7245
Ga. Southern5-114-5124
Georgia St.4-213-6178
S. Alabama3-310-9242
App. St.3-38-11239
UT-Arlington3-412-8156
Troy2-38-10215
Little Rock2-45-14271
UL-Monroe1-57-10304
Arkansas St.1-56-13317
Coast. Car.1-67-13266
 
Other games
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
WISC 68 Final
NEB 77