Radford rallies to beat Winthrop 54-52

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RADFORD, Va. (AP)—Art Parakhouski had his nation-leading 24th double-double and scored the winning basket as Radford rallied from a 14-point deficit to defeat Winthrop 54-52 on Saturday.

The game determined the No. 2 seed in the Big South Conference tournament.

Parakhouski was 8-for-18 from the field to score 24 points with 15 rebounds for the Highlanders (18-11, 13-5), who have won four straight and seven of eight. Radford also swept the series.

Winthrop (16-13, 12-6) had its biggest lead at 32-18 and led 52-40 with 9:25 to go.

The Highlanders used a 12-0 run, capped by a Parakhouski layup to tie the game at 52, but Parakhouski missed the subsequent free throw. Amir Johnson stole the ball from Mantoris Robinson with 22 seconds left, setting up a Parakhouski layup with 1 second to go.

Joey Lynch-Flohr added 12 points for Radford.

Robinson paced Winthrop with 14 points.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Winthrop
Mantoris Robinson Mantoris Robinson
4-8,  14 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Radford
Artsiom Parakhouski Artsiom Parakhouski
8-18,  24 Pts
15 Rebs, 2 Assists

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