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Former Winthrop Basketball Player and Hall of Famer Bennie Bennett Dies in Automobile Accident

ROCK HILL, SC—Bennie Bennett, a member of Winthrop’s first men’s basketball team, a Winthrop Athletics and York County Sports Hall of Famer, and the superintendent of schools for Newberry County School District, died in an automobile accident early Saturday evening in Newberry, SC. “We are saddened by the tragic loss of Bennie,” said Winthrop athletic […]

Winthrop Women’s Basketball Season Comes To End With 73-55 Loss To High Point

ASHEVILLE, NC.—The Winthrop women’s basketball season came to a close Thursday night with a 73-55 loss to No. 6 Seed High Point in the first round of the 2016 Big South Conference Championship Tournament in UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena. Winthrop, which has been decimated by injuries this season, played its five starters the entire 40 […]

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Winthrop’s Kilpatrick, Whitaker and Naima Jackson Earn Big South Honors

ROCK HILL, SC–A trio of Winthrop women’s basketball players, including Aliyah Kilpatrick,Arianne Whitaker and Naima Jackson, have been selected for Big South Conference post-season honors, it was announced today by the league office. Kilpatrick, a 5-8 junior guard, was voted to the All-Big South Second Team and the Big South’s Defensive Player of the Year, […]

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Eagles Can’t Get Shots To Fall In 2nd Half And Lose To Asheville In Big South Title Game

BUIES CREEK, NC— Winthrop fell 77-68 to UNC Asheville in the Big South Conference Championship game, Sunday afternoon at Gore Arena on the campus of Campbell University. The Eagles couldn’t overcome cold shooting as it falls to 23-9 on the year while UNC Asheville improves to 22-11. Winthrop led by nine at the break, but […]

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Winthrop Women Fall To Big South Co-Leader Liberty 59-42

ROCK HILL SC—Big South Conference co-leader Liberty used its superior size advantage and depth to wear down the injury-riddled Winthrop women’s team to claim a 59-42 victory Tuesday night in the Eagles final home game. The loss was the fifth straight for Winthrop and dropped its record to 4-24 overall and 3-16 in the league […]

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Winthrop’s Gavin & Johnson Selected All Big South First Team And Cooks Named To Second Team

ROCK HILL, SC—The Big South Conference men’s basketball awards were announced Tuesday afternoon as Winthrop placed three players on the all-conference teams. Junior Keon Johnson and graduate senior Jimmy Gavin were named to the All-Big South First Team while sophomore Xavier Cooks was named to the All-Big South Second Team. Johnson leads the Eagles in […]

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Winthrop Men’s Basketball Falls At High Point For 8th Straight Time

HIGH POINT, NC— Winthrop men’s basketball suffered an 87-85 road loss at High Point, Thursday evening at the Millis Center. The Eagles winning streak ends at four games as they are now 20-8 on the year and 12-5 in the league. High Point improves to 19-9 overall and 12-5 in Big South as both teams […]

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