Winthrop upsets Coastal Carolina 67-57
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) Andre Jones scored 15 points in Winthrop's 67-57 victory over Coastal Carolina on Saturday in the Big South Conference.
Jones, who hit three 3-pointers, helped the Eagles (11-16, 8-8) lead 39-28 at halftime. After intermission, they led by as many as 22 points, 59-37, on Gideon Gamble's jumper with 7:25 left.
It was the fourth straight loss for Coastal Carolina (17-8, 10-5) after a good start in Big South Conference play. Each team made 22 field goals, Winthrop taking 58 attempts to Coastal Carolina's 52. But Winthrop outshot Coastal Carolina from both the foul line and beyond the 3-point arc.
The Eagles hit 7 treys in 18 attempts, Coastal Carolina just 3 of 11. Winthrop was 16 for 20 at the stripe, the Chanticleers 10 for 18.
Updated February 11, 2012