Winthrop beats Appalachian State 65-63

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP)—Andre Jones scored 15 points and Winthrop defeated Appalachian State 65-63 on Saturday.

Donald Sims gave Appalachian State a 62-60 lead on two free throws with 56 seconds left in the game. Jones then hit a go ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left for the Eagles (9-18).

Mantoris Robinson hit two free throws with 5 seconds remaining to put Winthrop ahead by three points.

The Mountaineers (11-16) had a chance to send the game into overtime when Marcus Wright was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 1 second to play. But Wright made one of his three foul-line attempts.

Appalachian State finished the game shooting 58.8 percent from the free-throw line (20 of 34).

Charles Corbin scored 11 points and Justin Burton added 10 for the Eagles.

Sims led the Mountaineers with 18 points and Josh Hunter added 11.

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 Top Performers
 Appalachian St.
Donald Sims Donald Sims
6-13,  18 Pts
2 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Winthrop
George Valentine George Valentine
3-4,  9 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists

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