College Basketball: Regional Roundup: Former West star Williams helps Winthrop win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Va. — Michael Jenkins scored 28, and Craig Bradshaw had 27 and 15 rebounds to help Winthrop pull away in the second half and defeat VMI 109-96 on Wednesday night.

Former West Rowan star Phillip Williams scored 16 points for Winthrop and Taj McCullough added 14.

Williams was

7-for-10 from the field, grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists.

The Keydets (10-14, 3-5 Big South) led 57-56 with 15:17 left, but several minutes later Winthrop (18-4, 8-0) used a 15-2 run to take a

12-point lead. The Eagles used free throw shooting and strong rebounding to expand their lead from there.

Winthrop shot 58.1 percent and enjoyed a 38-15 second half rebounding advantage. VMI shot just 36.6 percent in the second.

Charlotte 87, La Salle 80

CHARLOTTE — Leemire Goldwire scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half as Charlotte overcame a

14-point deficit for an 87-80 win.

E.J. Drayton had a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds, De’Angelo Alexander added 17 points and Carlos Williams 11 for the 49ers (9-11, 3-5 Atlantic 10).

High Point 75, Radford 65

RADFORD, Va. — Arizona Reid scored 29 points to lead High Point to a 75-65 win over Radford on Wednesday night, giving the Panthers (16-6,

7-1) their fourth-straight Big South Conference road win.

Marshall 56, East Carolina 52

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall shot just 40 percent from the field, gave up 23 offensive rebounds and committed 15 turnovers, but still came away with a 56-52 victory over East Carolina (5-15, 0-7).

Auburn 80, South Carolina 75

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Korvotney Barber scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Auburn to a 80-75 win over South Carolina.

The Tigers (14-9, 4-4 SEC) matched their league win total from a year ago.

South Carolina (12-8, 2-5) made the game interesting at the end, making three straight 3-pointers to cut its deficit to 75-73 with 37.4 seconds to go.

Tennessee 82, Georgia 71

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — JaJuan Smith scored 22 points and Ramar Smith added a career-high 21 points to help pull Tennessee (15-7, 3-4 SEC) out of a slump with an 82-71 victory.

Ga. State 72, UNC Wilmington 60

ATLANTA — Lance Perique scored 19 points, and Leonard Mendez and Trae Goldston each scored 15, as Georgia State defeated Colonial Athletic Association rival UNC Wilmington

(5-16, 2-10).