Winthrop Downs Pfeiffer Men's Basketball 134-99
Rock Hill, S.C. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Winthrop University jumped out to an early 18 -2 lead in the first half and cruised the rest of the way in a 134-99 exhibition win over the Pfeiffer University Falcons at the Winthrop Coliseum on Tuesday night.
The Eagles started the game hot, bolting to the 18-2 lead at the 15:26 mark following a tip-in from Austin Awad. Pfeiffer did trim the Winthrop lead to 20-11 after a Blake Smith (Wilmington, N.C.) three-pointer with 13:48 remaining in the half.
Winthrop steadily built their lead to 31 points (73-42) to end the half.
The Eagles, picked to finish second in the Division I Big South behind Radford, poured it on in the second half, boosting their lead to as many as 42 points while keeping the Falcons under the 100-point mark for the first time since February 4 of 2017, when the Falcons fell to Piedmont 99-81.
As a team, the Falcons shot just 34% from the field on a 30-of-89 effort, including a 20-of-60 clip from three-point range. Winthrop finished 46-of-77 (60%) and 15-of-34 (44%) from beyond the arc. Winthrop was also deadly from the line, going 27-of-30 (90%) while Pfeiffer managed 79% on a 19-of-24 performance at the line.
Individually, Kyle Riddley (Charlotte, N.C.) finished with a game-high 18 points and seven rebounds while Smith finished with 17. Craig Sabb (Goose Creek, S.C.) also had a double-figure outing, finishing with 15 points.
Winthrop had seven players in double-figures with Michael Anumba leading the way with 19 points while teammate Kyle Zunic had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
December 15, 2018 Men's Basketball Takes Win Over Birmingham Southern
December 14, 2018 Men's Basketball Drops 117-105 Game to Wesley at the Black Tie Classic
December 11, 2018 Pfeiffer Men's Basketball Drops Road Game at Averett
December 1, 2018 Piedmont International Downs Pfeiffer Men's Basketball, 115-102
November 30, 2018 Pfeiffer Takes 134-127 Overtime Win Over Johnson University
November 28, 2018 Pfeiffer Drops USA South Opener to Methodist, 85-77
November 19, 2018 USA South Names Craig Sabb Men's Basketball Player of the Week
November 17, 2018 Men's Basketball Runs Past Carolina Christian, 141-110
November 16, 2018 Men's Basketball Takes Down Warren Wilson, 135-127
November 13, 2018 Men's Basketball Drops 134-99 Exhibition at Division I Winthrop
November 9, 2018 Pfeiffer Men's Basketball Opens 2018-19 Season at Home on Saturday