January 28, 2015

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Keon Moore scored 22 points and Andre Smith scored all of his eight points in the final six minutes as Winthrop battled past Coastal Carolina 75-68 on Wednesday night.

Smith sank a pair of 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions, each on an assist from Moore, as Winthrop fought into the lead for good. Smith's first 3 put the Eagles up 59-57. His next, coming after a Warren Gillis jumper put Coastal Carolina up a point, made the score 62-59 Winthrop and the Eagles didn't trail again.

The Eagles (11-9, 6-3 Big South) made 9 of 12 free throws to put it away in the final 1:01.

Coastal Carolina (15-6, 6-3) was led by 18 points from Shivaughn Wiggins. Gillis and Badou Diagne added 13 each.

Moore and Derrick Henry hit back-to-back 3-pointers just before halftime, lifting Winthrop to a 35-34 lead. The Eagles made 8 of 18 3-point attempts.

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