Pregame Glance – Winthrop

Written December 17th, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

The Buckeyes take on 4-4 Winthrop University from the Big South conference in their next match-up and are on a roll since losing to Duke. The Eagles are on a little roll themselves having dispatched the other “Ohio” team as our least favorite buffoon from up north likes to say. The Eagles beat the Bobcats 50-49 with a late push and two final second free throws from their star player. Let’s take a look at the school from Rock Hill, SC.

4-4 overall and defeated the Ohio Bobcats this past Saturday

School: Winthrop University
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Founded: 1886 – Veritas cum liberate “Truth with Liberty”
Student Population: 6,170
School Type: Public
Division: NCAA
Conference: Big South
Stadium: Winthrop Coliseum
Seating: 6,100
Built: October 1982
Head Coach: Pat Kelsey(Xavier 98) First Season as a head coach
Experience & Accomplishments  Before stepping away from basketball following the    2010-11 season, Kelsey was the associate head coach at his alma mater Xavier U. where he spent two seasons. Prior to that he cut his teeth coaching under the late and great Skip Prosser at Wake Forrest and then Dino Gaudio.
Program History The University’s most well-known athletic team is the Men’s basketball team which has earned a berth in nine NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournaments since 1999. Additionally, they have won the Big South Conference Championship in 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. 6 of the 8 Men’s Basketball team’s championships and national rankings came during Gregg Marshall’s tenure as head coach. Marshall left Winthrop to become the head coach at Wichita State University.

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