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BSC Ranking
 1. Winthrop 15-3(23-6) 
 2. NC-Asheville 15-3(23-8) 
 3. Liberty 14-4(19-12) 
 4. Gardner-Webb 11-7(18-13) 
 5. High Point 9-9(15-15) 
 6. Radford 8-10(13-17) 
 7. Campbell 7-11(14-16) 
 8. Charleston So. 7-11(11-18) 
 9. Longwood 3-15(6-23) 
 10. Presbyterian 1-17(5-24) 

BSC Women 2016-2017
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Keon Johnson - BigSouthConf Player of the Year (Photo: BSC)

Points Per Game
  Avg: 23
 1. Clemons, Campbell23.0 
 2. Johnson, Winthrop21.8 
 3. Thomas, NC-Ashev.18.0 
 4. Lane, Longwood16.8 
 5. Keeling, Charlest.16.7 
 6. Cooks, Winthrop15.9 
 7. Teague, NC-Ashev.15.5 
 8. Allen, Longwood14.5 
 9. Shaw, Co.Carolina13.9 
 10. Rideau, Gardner-.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Polite Jr., Radford9.7 
 2. Cooks, Winthrop8.8 
 3. Beck, Co.Carolina8.2 
 4. Bowman, High Point8.0 
 5. Lane, Longwood7.2 
 6. Nelson, Gardner-.6.9 
 7. Keeling, Charlest.6.8 
 8. Ray-St-Cyr, Co.Carol.6.4 
 9. Thomas, NC-Ashev.6.2 
 10. Howard, Charlest.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Laquincy RIDEAU
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Rideau, Gardner-.5.3 
 2. Shaw, Co.Carolina3.7 
 3. Dillard, Presbyterian3.6 
 4. Wright, High Point3.6 
 5. Vannatta, NC-Ashev.3.5 
 6. Bradford, Radford3.5 
 7. Potter, Charlest.3.4 
 8. Thompson, Longwood3.4 
 9. Bell, Presbyterian3.4 
 10. Walton, Longwood3.1 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Thomas, NC-Ashev.3.0 
 2. Rideau, Gardner-.3.0 
 3. Clemons, Campbell1.9 
 4. Polite Jr., Radford1.8 
 5. Walton, Longwood1.8 
 6. Cabbil, Liberty1.4 
 7. Vannatta, NC-Ashev.1.3 
 8. Wright, High Point1.2 
 9. Robateau, Gardner-.1.2 
 10. Gensler, Campbell1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier COOKS
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Cooks, Winthrop1.7 
 2. Bolstad, Radford1.6 
 3. Okeke, Winthrop1.6 
 4. Eudy, Campbell1.6 
 5. Lane, Longwood1.2 
 6. Smith, Longwood1.1 
 7. Niangane, Gardner-.1.0 
 8. Polite Jr., Radford1.0 
 9. Drew, Presbyterian0.8 
 10. Homesley, Liberty0.8 

Winthrop Wins 2017 Mens Basketball Championship (Photo: BSC)

Winthrop University 2016-17
Pat Kelsey Pat Kelsey Kelsey
Xavier Cooks
Duby Okeke
Keon Johnson
Anders Broman
Bjorn Broman
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
12  Cooks Xavier 203 (6'8'') G/F 95 Australia
0  Okeke Duby 203 (6'8'') C 94 USA
5  Johnson Keon 170 (5'7'') PG 95 USA
10  Broman Anders 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
13  Broman Bjorn 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
31  Prescott Tevin 196 (6'5'') F 94 USA
1  Perkins Roderick 196 (6'5'') F 92 USA
42  Davenport Joshua 196 (6'5'') F 94 USA
33  Sadlon Hunter 183 (6'0'') PG 95 USA
3  Blake Kellen 188 (6'2'') G 95 USA
32  Poole Freddy 201 (6'7'') PF 96 USA
4  Hill Mitch 193 (6'4'') SF 95 USA
14  Pickett Adam 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
 Ferguson Josh 203 (6'8'') F 0 USA
 Fisher Patrick 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Pat Kelsey
Coach Assistant: Brian Kloman
Coach Assistant: Marty McGillan

Winthrop Wins 2017 Men's Basketball Championship - Mar 6, 2017

Winthrop punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament Sunday, ending three years of heartbreak in the Big South Conference Tournament Championship game. Keon Johnson (5'7''-PG-95) scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half to lead the top-seeded Eagles to a 76-59 win over No. 7 Campbell before a crowd of 5,109 at Winthrop Coliseum.
Winthrop, which last appeared in the NCAAs in 2010, had lost in the title game three straight years before ending that streak against the Camels, who were trying to become the first seventh seed to win the Big South championship. Winthrop shared the regular-season title with UNC Asheville and with three tournament wins improved to 26-6. The Eagles will find out next Sunday who and where they'll play in the NCAA Tournament.
This will be Pat Kelsey 's first trip to the Big Dance as Winthrop's head coach and his 12th overall as either an assistant or player.
'It's the biggest of the big time,' Kelsey said of being able to participate in the tournament. 'I'm so excited these kids will get to experience that.'
Kelsey said it didn't take long for him to realize his players were ready to hang another championship banner in their arena.
'I knew when I walked into the locker room today this was a determined bunch that wasn't going to be denied,' he said.
He also was surprised when the soft-spoken Johnson asked to address the team.
'Keon is a man of very few words,' Kelsey said. 'When he talks, everybody listens and when he talks as passionately as he did today I didn't have to say another word.'
Johnson's message was short and to the point.
"Protect your brothers at all costs," said Johnson. "I just wanted to pour that into them."
Keon Johnson, the Big South's Player of the Year, was named Tournament MVP, finishing with 88 points in three games. Joining him on the All-Tournament team was teammate Xavier Cooks, who scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds against the Camels.
Campbell sophomore guard Chris Clemons (5'9''-PG-97), who set a Big South record with 51 points in a quarterfinal win over Asheville, led all scorers Sunday with 29 points. He finished with a Big South Tournament-record 140 points in four games, a 35-point average, and also made the All-Tournament squad. Gardner-Webb's Laquincy Rideau (6'1''-PG-96) and Charleston Southern's Christian Keeling (6'3''-G) rounded out the five-player postseason team.
Johnson and Clemons both struggled in the first half. Johnson made just 1 of 8 field-goal attempts but sank all four of his free throws for six points. Clemons missed his first three shots then made back-to-back threes early in the half. But he went cold and missed his last seven field-goal attempts and finished with 10 first-half points.
Winthrop jumped out to a 12-2 lead behind a couple of three-pointers from Roderick Perkins (6'5''-F-92), who scored all 15 of his points in the first half. Campbell battled back to tie the game at 21-21, but was outscored 20-13 in the final 10 minutes and trailed 41-34 at intermission.
Johnson opened the second half with back-to-back three pointers to help the Eagles take a 47-34 lead. Campbell, playing in the Championship game for the fifth time, didn't get closer than 11 points after that.
'I'm disappointed I didn't play as well as I hoped to. I didn't shoot very well,' said Clemons, who made 9 of 27 shots including 6 of 18 from behind the three-point line. 'Our guys play hard and fight for one another. I'm happy to be a part of that.'
Campbell coach Kevin McGeehan said he was proud of his team's late season surge.
'This type of run is a program-changing type of thing,' he said.

Courtesy of BigSouthSports

Big South Conf. Tournament Final: Winthrop - Campbell 76-59
Big South Conf. Tournament Semifinals:
Winthrop - Gardner-Webb 80-77
Campbell - Radford 66-50

All-Big South Conf. Awards 2017 - Mar 6, 2017

All-Big South Conf. 1st Team 2017
Keon Johnson
Xavier Cooks
Ahmad Thomas
Chris Clemons
Macio Teague

All-Tournament MVP: Keon Johnson (5'7''-PG-95) of Winthrop
Player of the Year: Keon Johnson (5'7''-PG-95) of Winthrop
Defensive Player of the Year: Ahmad Thomas (6'3''-G) of NC-Asheville
Freshman of the Year: Macio Teague (6'3''-G) of NC-Asheville
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Giacomo Zilli (6'9''-F-95) of NC-Asheville
Coach of the Year: Nicholas McDevitt of NC-Asheville

1st Team
PG: Keon Johnson (5'7''-PG-95) of Winthrop
G/F: Xavier Cooks (6'8''-G/F-95) of Winthrop
G: Ahmad Thomas (6'3''-G) of NC-Asheville
PG: Chris Clemons (5'9''-PG-97) of Campbell
G: Macio Teague (6'3''-G) of NC-Asheville

2nd Team
PG: Laquincy Rideau (6'1''-PG-96) of Gardner-Webb
F: Miles Bowman (6'6''-F-93) of High Point
F: Tyrell Nelson (6'7''-F) of Gardner-Webb
G/F: Ryan Kemrite (6'4''-G/F) of Liberty
F: Khris Lane (6'6''-F) of Longwood

Honorable Mention
Christian Keeling (6'3''-G) of Charleston So.
Ed Polite Jr. (6'5''-F) of Radford
Darrion Allen (6'2''-G) of Longwood
David Efianayi (6'2''-G-95) of Gardner-Webb
John Dawson (6'2''-G-95) of Liberty

All-Tournament Team
PG: Keon Johnson (5'7''-PG-95) of Winthrop
G/F: Xavier Cooks (6'8''-G/F-95) of Winthrop
PG: Chris Clemons (5'9''-PG-97) of Campbell
PG: Laquincy Rideau (6'1''-PG-96) of Gardner-Webb
G: Christian Keeling (6'3''-G) of Charleston So.

All-Freshman Team
G: Macio Teague (6'3''-G) of NC-Asheville
G: Christian Keeling (6'3''-G) of Charleston So.
G: Jorge Pacheco (6'1''-G-98) of Liberty
F: Myo Baxter-Bell (6'5''-F) of Liberty
G: Jo'Vontae Millner (6'6''-G-97) of Presbyterian

All-Academic Team
PG: Chris Clemons (5'9''-PG-97) of Campbell
G: Patrick Wallace (6'1''-G-94) of Charleston So.
F: Tyrell Nelson (6'7''-F) of Gardner-Webb
PG: Austin White (6'0''-PG-96) of High Point
G/F: Ryan Kemrite (6'4''-G/F) of Liberty
F: Christian Lutete (6'4''-F) of Radford
F: Giacomo Zilli (6'9''-F-95) of NC-Asheville
G: Anders Broman (6'2''-G) of Winthrop


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