NCAA Men's Basketball

Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (16-16)


Hale scores 28 to lift Winthrop over Gardner-Webb 78-66

RADFORD, Va. (AP) Hunter Hale scored 28 points and second-seeded Winthrop advanced to the championship game of the Big South Conference tournament by defeating third-seeded Gardner-Webb 78-66 in the semifinals on Friday night.

Hale had seven rebounds and hit 12 of 13 from the free throw line, as the Eagles were 16 of 25 in the second half, making 9 of 10 in the last two minutes.

Chandler Vaudrin scored 14 points and dished six assists for Winthrop (23-10) and Josh Ferguson added 13 points and seven rebounds.

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Leaders
Points: E. Jamison Jr.14.5
Rebounds: E. Jamison Jr.6.0
Assists: C. Turner3.7
FG%: E. Jamison Jr.48.5%
FT%: J. Perez74.3%
3P%: J. Cornwall44.4%
Steals: N. Johnson1.7
Blocks: L. Dufeal2.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Big South Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Winthrop 15-3 24-10
Radford 15-3 21-11
Gardner-Webb 11-7 16-16
Longwood 9-9 14-18
UNC Asheville 8-10 15-16
Hampton 8-10 15-19
Charleston Southern 7-11 14-18
USC Upstate 7-11 13-20
Presbyterian 7-11 10-22
Campbell 6-12 15-16
High Point 6-12 9-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 72.4 (130)
Rebounds: 9.6 (211)
Assists: 13.7 (125)
FG%: 44.8% (118)
FT%: 69.4% (227)
3P%: 36.0% (48)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.0 (224)
Rebounds: 25.5 (178)
Assists: 13.9 (277)
FG%: 42.2% (134)
FT%: 71.2% (197)
3P%: 33.3% (193)