ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- James Shuler scored 14 points to lead
Winthrop to a 70-48 victory over East Carolina Sunday.
Shuler was 4-of-8 from the field and 6-of-8 on free throws as
the Eagles (5-2) won their 19th straight home game.The Pirates (3-5) hit three 3-pointers in the first four minutes
of the game, then didn't make another field goal until Sam
Hinnant's 3-pointer with 2:13 remaining in the first half. Winthrop
led 34-18 at the break.Corey Rouse was the only East Carolina player to get in double
figures, scoring 12 points. He also led the team with 10 rebounds.Otis Daniels, Michael Jenkins, and Craig Bradshaw each had nine
points as 10 Eagles scored.Winthrop had its second best shooting day of the season, making
23-of-43 field goals (53.5 percent).East Carolina shot 13-of-42 (31 percent).