Morgan helps Winthrop fend off Barton 64-51

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP)—Matt Morgan scored 14 points and Andy Buechert had 10 points and 18 rebounds as Winthrop pulled away late to defeat Barton College 64-51 on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (5-2), NCAA Division II champions in 2007, trailed Winthrop 41-39 with 10:23 remaining but scored just one point over the next 6:51 to fall behind 52-40 against the Eagles (4-4) with 3:53 to play.

Barton missed eight shots from the field and turned the ball over four times during its run of futility before Klevin Pollard hit a jumper at the 3:32 mark.

Winthrop also had an 11-1 run in the first half, after Barton had taken an 11-6 lead in the game’s first 3:07. The Bulldogs missed 11 shots during that stretch and finished the game shooting 25.4 percent (16-for-63).

Gerald Boston, the only Barton player to make at least half his shots (5-for-9), led the Bulldogs with 14 points.

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