Winthrop beats Charleston Southern 57-52

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP)—Andre Jones scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 left, to help Winthrop rally from a 27-point first-half deficit and beat Charleston Southern 57-52 on Tuesday night.

The Eagles (10-18, 8-9 Big South Conference) trailed 42-19 at the break, then dominated the second half 38-10 to win their fourth straight game.

The 10 points is the fewest allowed by Winthrop in a half this season.

The Buccaneers (8-19, 3-13) shot a sizzling 70.8 percent in the first half (17 of 24), but hit only 14.8 percent in the second (4 of 27).

Winthrop shot 28 percent in the first half (7 of 25) and 51.9 percent in the second (14 of 27) for its 17th straight win over Charleston Southern, including 65-63 on Jan. 20.

Omar Carter scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half for the Buccaneers. Jamarco Warren had 16 of his 19 before halftime.

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 Top Performers
 Charleston S.
Omar Carter Omar Carter
9-18,  22 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Winthrop
George Valentine George Valentine
6-6,  13 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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