Winthrop Capsule

Nickname: Eagles                         Coach: Randy Peele
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Conference: Big South
Overall Record: 22-11
Conference Record and Finish: 10-4, won conference tournament

Seed, Region and Bid: 13, East, Automatic
Total NCAA Tournament Bids: 8
NCAA Tournament Record: 1-7 (.125)
Final Four Appearances: 0
NCAA Tournament Championships: 0


Starters:
F -- Taj McCullough (6-7, 227, Sr. -- 11.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg)
F -- Charles Corbin (6-7, 228, Fr. -- 6.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg)
G -- Chris Gaynor (5-10, 161, Sr. -- 9.7 ppg, 4.2 apg)
G -- Antwon Harris (6-3, 206, Sr. -- 6.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg)
G -- Michael Jenkins (6-3, 195, Sr. -- 14.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg)

Key Reserves:
F -- Mantoris Robinson (6-5, 202, So. -- 6.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg)

(statistics before NCAA Tournament)

OUTLOOK: The Eagles have a new coach in Peele but made
it back to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in 10
years.  Last year, former coach Gregg Marshall parleyed a
first-round upset of Notre Dame into a job at Wichita State.
Winthrop returns to the tournament for the fourth straight
year after encountering tragedy in May, when backup point
guard DeAndre Adams was killed in a car accident. Jenkins,
who can be streaky, scored 33 points in the Big South
championship game. Foul shooting could be the Eagles'
undoing as they shoot just 59.5 percent from the line -
327th in Division I. Still, they have allowed only two
opponents to surpass 70 points since the beginning of
February and hold teams to 39.1 percent shooting.

NEXT GAME: vs. No. 4 Washington State, Friday