Winthrop 65, Coastal Carolina 63
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP)—Michael Jenkins scored 19 points and had four rebounds as Winthrop defeated Coastal Carolina 65-63 in Big South Conference action Saturday.
Craig Bradshaw added 18 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in his first double-double of the season for the Eagles (17-4, 7-0 Big South), which had 20 points off turnovers and averaged 43.4 percent from the field.
The Eagles led 38-28 at halftime. The game was tied five times and there were five lead changes.
Coastal Carolina (11-9, 4-3) scored with 2:51 left in the game, but was unable to gain the lead.
Jack Leasure had 17 points for the Chanticleers, which averaged 47.3 percent from the field and 35.3 from behind the three-point mark.
Leasure had a chance to put Coastal ahead but missed a jumper with 38 seconds to go.
Everage Richardson added 15 points and four rebounds for Coastal Carolina, while Joshua Mack scored 14 points and had four rebounds.