Winthrop beats Presbyterian 54-53 in OT

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CLINTON, S.C. (AP)—Andre Jones hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in overtime to lead Winthrop to a 54-53 win over Presbyterian on Saturday night.

Jones led the Eagles (3-11, 2-3 Big South Conference) with 13 points. Reggie Middleton chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds.

Al’Lonzo Coleman finished with 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Blue Hose (6-10, 3-2). Chase Holmes added 14 points and six rebounds.

With nine seconds left in regulation, Coleman made 1 of 2 free throws to tie the score at 47-47. Middleton missed a jumper with one second left to force overtime.

In overtime, Presbyterian only made one field goal, but took a 53-51 lead after Coleman made two free throws with 1:20 remaining. Neither team scored again until Jones’ 3-pointer. The Blue Hose failed to attempt another shot, as they turned the ball over twice in the final seconds.

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