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Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (19-14)


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W 84-56
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Winthrop tops Gardner-Webb 80-77 in OT in Big South semi

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) Keon Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored 31 points, Xavier Cooks grabbed 15 rebounds and scored 23 points, including a go-ahead free throw in overtime, and top-seeded Winthrop beat No. 4 seed Gardner-Webb 80-77 in a Big South Tournament semifinal Friday night.

Winthrop (25-6) will face seventh-seeded Campbell (17-16) in Sunday's championship game.

Gardner-Webb's Tyrell Nelson tied it with a jumper then Liam O'Reilly made two free throws for a 74-72 Bulldogs lead with 1:05 left in OT. Johnson tied it with a layup and Cooks hit two free throws for a 76-74 Winthrop lead with 25 seconds to go.

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Leaders
Points: L. Rideau14.2
Rebounds: T. Nelson7.0
Assists: L. Rideau5.2
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Efianayi72.1%
3P%: J. Robateau38.5%
Steals: L. Rideau3.0
Blocks: L. Niangane1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Big South Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Winthrop 15-3 26-7
UNC Asheville 15-3 23-10
Liberty 14-4 21-14
Gardner-Webb 11-7 19-14
High Point 9-9 15-16
Radford 8-10 14-18
Campbell 7-11 19-18
Charleston Southern 7-11 12-19
Longwood 3-15 6-24
Presbyterian 1-17 5-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 77.2 (82)
Rebounds: 11.3 (109)
Assists: 14.7 (93)
FG%: 47.9% (29)
FT%: 62.4% (346)
3P%: 37.9% (58)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.3 (121)
Rebounds: 26.9 (50)
Assists: 13.6 (204)
FG%: 41.7% (67)
FT%: 68.9% (88)
3P%: 34.3% (147)
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