ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Xavier Cooks had 17 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists to lead Winthrop to a 90-67 win over Gardner-Webb on Monday night.
Josh Ferguson and Adam Pickett also scored 17 points each for Winthrop, which shot 53 percent from the field to knock Gardner-Webb out of first place in the Big South Conference. Bjorn Broman added 11 points and Charles Falden 10.
Winthrop (9-8, 3-3) never trailed in the game and pulled away in the second half with a 16-4 run that included 3-pointers from Pickett, Bjorn Broman and Anders Broman to make it 56-40 with 14 1/2 minutes to go. The Eagles led by double figures the rest of the way and held Gardner-Webb (9-10, 4-2) to just one basket over the final four minutes, a 3-pointer from Liam O'Reilly, who finished with 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting.
San Diego State beats Xavier 79-74 in Maui
Jalen McDaniels scored 25 points, Devin Watson added 21 and San Diego State held off Xavier 79-74 on Tuesday to earn a spot in the Maui Invitational fifth-place game.
Colorado State beats FGCU 82-74 in Gulf Coast Showcase
Freshman Kendle Moore and Anthony Masinton-Bonner each scored 17 points, leading Colorado State past Florida Gulf Coast 82-74 on Tuesday in the Gulf Coast Showcase
No. 22 Buffalo looks to protect ranking against Dartmouth
Buffalo gained national notoriety with its decisive victory over Arizona in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, and the Bulls are still handling top-tier opponents.