Winthrop Tops PC For 5th Straight Home Win

Posted February 8, 2018 7:56 am | Filed under Sports, Winthrop Athletics, Winthrop Basketball

ROCK HILL, SC— Winthrop pulled away from Presbyterian College midway through the second half for a 63-49 victory, Wednesday evening in Big South men’s basketball action at the Winthrop Coliseum.



  • Reggie Dillard (12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals)
  • J.C. Younger (12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal)
  • Davon Bell (8 points, 3 assists, 2 steals)


  • The two teams traded leads early on and were tied 7-7 with 16:43 left after Bjorn Broman knocked down a three
  • The Blue Hose outscored the Eagles 8-3 over the next four and a half minutes to lead 15-10 with 12:11 to play
  • Romeo Crouch, Ruben Arroyo and Reggie Dillard all scored in the paint during the run
  • Adam Pickett halted the run with a short jumper, which actually was the start of a 16-0 run
  • Josh Ferguson made it a one-point game with a jumper and then Pickett drilled a three for a 17-15 lead
  • Bjorn Broman followed with a three and then Xavier Cooks scored inside for a 22-15 lead at the 7:31 mark
  • Cooks and Pickett scored on back-to-back possessions for a 26-15 lead to end the run
  • Crouch scored off a turnover as he stole the ball from Cooks and went the distance for a layup with 4:41 to play in the half
  • PC was held scoreless for seven and a half minutes
  • Another three by Pickett with 3:55 left gave the Eagles a 12-point lead as PC continued to fight back to keep the game single-digits before the half
  • Cooks hit a jumper with 1:45 left for a 32-21 lead, which ended up being the score at the half
  • The Eagles shot 48 percent in the half while holding PC to 33 percent (1-for-8 from three)


  • Winthrop opened the half 1-for-11 from the floor
  • C.J. Younger scored the first five points of the half and then Davon Bell knocked down a jumper as part of a 7-0 run to start the half
  • Cooks stopped the run with a three-point play to put the Eagles back on top by seven points, but PC responded
  • The Blue Hose went on a 9-0 run to take a 37-35 lead with 11:18 to play
  • Anders Broman gave Winthrop the lead back immediately as he hit a three on the ensuing possession
  • Pickett followed with a floater for a three point lead only to have PC tie the game at 40-40 after Younger drilled another three with 9:59 left
  • Over the next minute and a half the Eagles reeled off seven straight points as two free throws by Cooks got it started and then Pickett scored five straight points for a 47-40 lead, forcing a timeout by PC
  • Dillard stopped the run but the Eagles had another one in them as they scored nine straight for a 56-42 lead with 4:29 to play
  • Cooks again started it with free throws followed by a Charles Falden three and a dunk off a steal by Josh Ferguson
  • The Eagles pushed the lead to as much as 17 points with 2:13 left on an Anders Broman three
  • Despite starting the half 1-for-11 the Eagles shot 44 percent while PC shot 41 percent


  • Winthrop shot 46 percent for the game while PC was held to 37 percent
  • The Eagles finished with 17 turnovers to 15 for the Blue Hose but finished with a 19-18 edge in points off turnovers
  • The Eagles had eight blocks and seven steals while PC had two blocks and 11 steals
  • The battle of the boards was won by the Blue Hose 34-32 as they also had an 11-4 advantage in second-chance points
  • Jermaine Ukaegbu came off the bench for the Eagles to help set the tone defensively as he finished with two rebounds and tying a career-high three blocks
  • Bjorn Broman finished just 2-for-11 from the floor but finished with five assists and three steals
  • Winthrop finished with 10 three-pointers (10-for-28) while PC finished 4-for-19


  • Winthrop tied its season-low of points allowed at 49, which it also held Mars Hill to on Nov. 21, 2017
  • The Eagles hit 10 threes in a game for the 12th time this season
  • The Eagles had eight blocks and now have a total of 19 in the past three games (eight blocks is one shy of the season-high)
  • This was the 10th straight win over the Blue Hose
  • Winthrop has now won five straight home games and is 10-2 on the year
  • It is the sixth straight season with 10 or more victories on Winthrop’s home court, which ties a program record (2002-03 to 2007-08)
  • Eagles have won by double-digits in 12 of the last 13 games
  • Winthrop is now 17-1 at home in the month of February during Pat Kelsey‘s tenure
  • This was the first game the Eagles won this year where it lost the rebounding battle
  • Xavier Cooks is now third all-time in scoring in the history of the program as he passed LaShawn Coulter (1,660) and now has 1,661 points

Winthrop hits the road for two straight beginning with a trip to High Point, NC on Saturday, Feb. 10 as it takes on High Point at 7 p.m.