Scores

Final

Winthrop 59

(2-5, 1-0 Big South)

Presbyterian 56

(3-4, 0-1 Big South)

    7:00 PM ET, December 1, 2011

    Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center, Clinton, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    WIN 27 3259
    PRE 27 2956

    Top Performers

    Winthrop: A. Jones 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Presbyterian: K. Mutakabbir 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Stl

    Winthrop 59, Presbyterian 56

    Associated Press

    CLINTON, S.C. -- Andre Jones had 24 points, including knocking down a big 3-pointer with 51 seconds left in the game to lead Winthrop past Presbyterian 59-56 on Thursday night in the Big South Conference opener for both teams.

    The Eagles (2-5) had their largest lead of the game at 49-42, but the Blue Hose (3-4) didn't fold.

    After missing all of its first 18 3-point attempts, Khalid Mutakabbir finally connected for Presbyterian with 2:04 left to play to cut Winthrop's lead to 52-51.

    Pierre Miller tied the game with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1:31 remaining. That set up the eventual game-winning shot by Jones.

    Winthrop held Presbyterian to 36.7 percent from the floor (18 of 49) and 2 of 21 from long range (9.5 percent). Winthrop also limited the Blue Hose's preseason All-Conference pick A'Lonzo Coleman to eight points. He came in averaging 15.5 per game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIN
    PRE
    Points 59 56
    FG Made-Attempted 23-55 (.418) 18-49 (.367)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 2-21 (.095)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 18-25 (.720)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 5

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Dec 1, 2011 WIN 59, @PRE 56Recap
    Feb 14, 2012 PRE 48, @WIN 45Recap