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Winthrop earns top Big South seed, routs Presbyterian 93-56

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 25, 2017 at 5:08 p.m.



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CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Roderick Perkins hit six 3-pointers to score 18 points and Winthrop claimed a share of the Big South Conference regular season championship and the No. 1 seed into the conference tournament with a 93-56 rout of Presbyterian on Saturday.

The Eagles finished tired with UNC Asheville, both with 15-3 conference records, but the tiebreaking formula favored Winthrop and it will play host to the conference tournament quarterfinals, semifinals and finals.

First round games are Tuesday, with the final three rounds beginning Thursday.

The Eagles roared out of the gate and built a 21-point lead by halftime, 49-28.

Keon Johnson and Anders Broman each scored 17 points for Winthrop (23-6, 15-3). The Eagles shot 31 of 59 (52.5 percent) from the field, including 48.5 percent from long range (16 of 33).

Ed Drew scored 13 points and Darius Moore added another 12 for Presbyterian (5-24, 1-17).

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