Scores

Final

High Point 78

(14-12, 7-8 Big South)

Winthrop 94

(19-7, 12-3 Big South)

    7:00 PM ET, February 23, 2006

    Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    HP 43 3578
    WIN 59 3594

    Top Performers

    High Point: A. Scott 31 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Stl

    Winthrop: J. Shuler 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 11 Ast, 1 Stl

    Winthrop 94, High Point 78

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- James Shuler scored 26 points and added 11 assists as Winthrop beat High Point 94-78 Thursday, to earn a shot at the Big South title.

    The win also placed Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall atop the schools' all-time win list with 161.

    "The record means that I have been very fortunate to have some excellent players and coaches during my eight seasons here at Winthrop," said Marshall, 42.

    Marshall needs 33 more victories to become the winningest coach in Big South history.

    Shuler was a perfect 18-of-18 from the free-throw line for the Eagles (19-7, 12-3), and Torrell Martin scored 17 for Winthrop.

    Akeem Scott scored a career-high 31, including six 3-pointers in the losing effort for High Point (14-12, 7-8).

    Winthrop's win ties the team with Birmingham-Southern atop the Big South standings. The Eagles and Panthers will play the regular season finale Saturday to see who wins the regular season title.

    That's important because the quarterfinals and finals in the conference tournament are hosted by the higher finisher in the regular season, and the semifinals will be held at the site of the regular-season champion.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HP
    WIN
    Points 78 94
    FG Made-Attempted 29-60 (.483) 32-66 (.485)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 7-24 (.292)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 23-25 (.920)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

    2005-06 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 21, 2006 WIN 70, @HP 67Recap
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    Mar 2, 2006 @WIN 77, HP 65Recap