Anders Broman Scores Team-High 22 Points As Winthrop Falls At Asheville

Posted February 23, 2018 7:45 am | Filed under Featured, Sports, Winthrop Athletics, Winthrop Basketball
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ASHEVILLE, NC— Winthrop men’s basketball fell 89-75 at UNC Asheville in its final road game of the regular season, Thursday evening inside Kimmel Arena.

WINTHROP (18-10, 12-5 BIG SOUTH) 
SCORING LEADERS

UNC ASHEVILLE (20-10, 13-4 BIG SOUTH)
SCORING LEADERS

  • MaCio Teague (23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists)
  • Ahmad Thomas (21 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists, 1 steal)
  • Jonathan Baehre (16 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 blocks, 1 steal)

FIRST HALF

  • Eagles led 6-2 early as Josh Ferguson opened the scoring with a three-point play followed and after an Asheville bucket Anders Broman swished a corner three
  • The Bulldogs scored six straight points to take an 8-6 lead as Anders Broman ended the spurt with another three
  • Asheville went on a 9-2 run before a Kyle Zunic three put an end to the run, pulling the Eagles within 20-14
  • The Bulldogs made 8-of-10 shots over the first six and a half minutes
  • Following the Bulldogs taking a 20-14 lead, both teams went nearly three minutes without a point as Anders Broman ended the scoreless streak with two free throws
  • Xavier Cooks scored his first bucket of the game at the 10:32 mark of the half, pulling the Eagles within four points at 24-20
  • Cooks then scored off a drive followed by Anders Broman scoring off a drive to tie the game at 24-24 with 7:57 left
  • The tie didn’t last long as Jonathan Baehre drilled a three from the wing, his second of the half
  • Winthrop chipped away at the Bulldog lead and a deep three from Anders Bromanfrom the wing tied the game at 33-33
  • Ahmad Thomas broke the tie with a short turn-around jumper over Cooks in the paint to regain the lead for Asheville with 4:35 left
  • Asheville took an eight-point lead with 11 seconds thanks to a corner three from MaCio Teague out of a timeout
  • Josh Ferguson scored with one second remaining and was fouled but his free throw bounced on the rim a couple of times before falling out as the Eagles trailed 43-37 at the break
  • Winthrop shot 52 percent from the floor while Asheville shot 57 percent
  • Eagles were 4-for-9 behind the arc while Asheville was 8-for-14
  • Anders Broman had 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting and three steals in the first half
  • Teague had 18 points at the half for the Bulldogs as he was 6-of-10 (5-of-7 behind the arc)

SECOND HALF

  • Raekwon Miller scored the first six points of the second half to give Asheville a double-figure lead, 49-37
  • That 6-0 spurt turned into a 10-2 run, which led to Winthrop calling a timeout
  • Asheville made six of its first eight shots to start the second half
  • Miller gave the Bulldogs a 21-point lead at 69-48 with another triple with 10 and a half minutes to play
  • Adam Pickett hit two free throws with 9:09 remaining, then Ferguson had a block on the defensive end
  • On the ensuing offensive possession Ferguson got the ball in the low post and spun baseline and dunked to make it a 72-56 game with 7:56 left
  • Winthrop then forced a turnover and out of the media timeout Anders Broman buried a triple to pull the Eagles within 13 at 72-59
  • Winthrop went on an 11-4 run to pull within 11 points at 74-63 behind tough defense that led to points on the offensive end
  • Cooks made 1-of-2 free throws with 3:31 left to make it a 10-point game and then made a runner in the lane to cut it to eight points with 2:48 to play
  • The Bulldogs pushed the lead back to double-digits with two free throws from Miller as the Bulldogs held off the Eagles

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Both teams shot over 50 percent from the floor in the first half, but in the second half Asheville stayed hot (53%) while the Eagles cooled off a little to shoot 45 percent
  • Winthrop shot 48 percent in the game while the Bulldogs shot 55 percent
  • Eagles scored 48 points in the paint as they finished just 5-for-18 behind the arc
  • Winthrop had a 15-6 advantage in points off turnovers
  • There were four Eagles in double-figures led by Anders Broman (22) followed by Adam Pickett (16), Xavier Cooks (15) and Josh Ferguson (13)
  • Winthrop was just 12-for-21 at the free throw line
  • Asheville won the battle of the boards 42-25 and had a 12-6 edge in second chance points
  • Winthrop had nine steals in the game as Anders Broman and Josh Ferguson each had three to lead the Eagles
  • Asheville was led MaCio Teague’s 23 points and Ahmad Thomas had 21 as they combined to go 16-for-31 from the floor (7-for-12 behind the arc)

NOTABLES

  • Winthrop ends its winning streak at five games and falls to 1-6 all-time at Kimmel Arena against the Bulldogs
  • Eagles are now 11-2 in the last 13 games
  • Winthrop finishes 5-4 on the road in conference play
  • The five triples by the Eagles were the fewest in a game since Dec. 19, 2017 when they were 3-for-25 at VCU

ON TAP FOR WINTHROP
Winthrop will wrap-up the end of the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. as it hosts Charleston Southern. The Eagles will have a senior recognition prior to tip-off to honor six seniors and three managers.

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