Winthrop advances to Big South semis with 76-45 win over Radford

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP)—Antwon Harris scored 14 points to lead Winthrop to a 76-45 victory over Radford on Tuesday night in the Big South Conference tournament quarterfinals.

The second-seeded Eagles (20-11) advance to Thursday’s semifinals against No. 3 seed High Point, while the Highlanders end their season at 10-20.

Winthrop scored the first nine points of the game and never trailed as it tries to win the tournament for the eighth time in the past 10 years.

The Eagles dominated the boards, outrebounding Radford 50-33.

The Highlanders shot just 24.6 percent (14-of-57) from the field and 18.8 percent (3-of-16) on 3-pointers, while Winthrop shot 49.2 percent (30-of-61) from the field and 50 percent (7-of-14) from behind the arc.

Winthrop has won 12 straight over Radford, which hasn’t won a Big South tournament game since 2003.

Jamar Jenkins led the Highlanders with 12 points, while Joey Lynch-Flohr added seven points and 12 rebounds.

Byron Faison and Michael Jenkins each added 12 points for the Eagles.

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2-6,  7 Pts
12 Rebs, 2 Assists
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