Winthrop rolls past Upstate 106-70 in Big South

Winthrop rolls past Upstate 106-70 in Big South

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Hunter Hale scored 21 points, Josh Ferguson added 17, both knocking down five 3-pointers and second-seeded Winthrop used a school tournament record 16 triples to cruise past seventh-seeded South Carolina Upstate 106-70 in the Big South Conference tourney quarterfinals.

The Eagles (22-10), who faced the UNC-Ashville-Gardner-Webb winner in the semifinals, were 16 of 30 behind the arc and shot 60% overall.

Winthrop was 6 of 9 on 3-pointers and shot 73% in the second half, including a stretch when the Eagles went 14 of 15.

Tommy Bruner scored 19 points for the Spartans.

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