ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Andre Smith scored 14 points to lead Winthrop to a 61-55 victory over Gardner-Webb in a Big South Conference game on Wednesday night.
The Eagles outscored the Runnin' Bulldogs 18-6 on points in the paint, and Winthrop made 15 of 20 at the foul line to Gardner Webb's 5 of 9.
Winthrop led 18-12 on Gideon's free-throws at 6:55 on the way to a 30-24 advantage at the break.
Gardner-Webb took its first lead in the second half at 39-37 at 15:21 on Max Landis' 3-pointer, but Farmer's 3-pointer at the 12:55 mark gave the Eagles a 44-41 advantage they never relinquished.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.
Two late June events provided a great start on the 2020 class and a look at some new 2019 talent.