Old Dominion defeats Winthrop 66-54

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP)—Gerald Lee scored 20 points and Keyon Carter hit two 3-pointers in the final five minutes as Old Dominion held off Winthrop 66-54 on Saturday night.

The Monarchs (6-3) won their fifth straight game and first against Winthrop (1-8). The Eagles, who haven’t won since their Nov. 14 season opener against North Greenville, won the previous two games in the series, 71-65 in 2006-07 and 62-59 last year.

In the first half, both teams combined for 19 turnovers and shot 13-for-50 from the floor. Winthrop was 8-for-29, while ODU didn’t shot any better at 5-for-21.

With the Monarchs up by two points late in the second half, Jonathan Adams blocked Reggie Middleton’s transition layup attempt. On ODU’s next possession, Carter hit a 3-pointer to push ODU’s lead to five, then hit another 3 with 2:31 left for 57-52.

Andre Jones led Winthrop with 13 points.

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