Winthrop accomplished a dominant run via the Huge South on Sunday, when the top-seeded Eagles knocked off No. 3 seed Campbell 80-51 within the Huge South Match title sport to lock up the league’s automated bid to the NCAA Match. The victory makes Winthrop 23-1 getting into the Huge Dance, with its solely loss a 2-point defeat in opposition to UNC Asheville that occurred on Jan. 29.
Even when the Eagles lose within the first spherical of the NCAA Match — they’re a projected No. 13 seed in Jerry Palm’s Bracketology — this may nonetheless go down as maybe the very best group at school historical past. No Winthrop group has ever misplaced fewer than 5 video games in a season, and essentially the most these Eagles can end with is 2.
The historic success is a credit score to ninth-year coach Pat Kelsey, who will likely be making his second NCAA Match look with this system after Winthrop made it as a No. 13 seed in 2017 and misplaced to Butler within the first spherical. This system did win a sport within the NCAA Match again in 2007 beneath Gregg Marshall, although, and whoever attracts the Eagles within the first spherical ought to be on excessive alert.
With three seniors and a junior as its 4 main scorers, Winthrop is a veteran group. It is also a deep group, as proof by the truth that Kelsey deployed 11 gamers within the first half of Sunday’s win over Campbell.
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By week’s finish 15 convention tournaments will likely be underway or full as extra groups begin securing automated bids to the NCAA Match. We’re maintaining with the assorted match schedules and automated qualifiers right here because the insanity of March begins to warmth up.
Sunday’s convention match schedule, scores
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2021 convention match schedules
|Convention||Match web site||Dates||Championship Recreation, Time, TV|
|AAC||Fort Price, Texas||March 11-14||March 14, 3:15 p.m., ESPN|
|ACC||Greensboro, N.C.||March 9-13||March 13, 8:30 p.m., ESPN|
|America East||Campus websites||Feb. 27-28, March 6,13||March 13, 11 a.m., ESPN2|
|Atlantic 10||Richmond,/Dayton||March 3-6, 14||March 14, 1 p.m., CBS|
|ASUN||Jacksonville, Fla.||March 3-7||March 7, 2 p.m., ESPN|
|Huge East||New York||March 10-13||March 13, TBA, FOX/FS1|
|Huge Sky||Boise, Idaho||March 10-13||March 13, 8 p.m., ESPNU|
|Huge South||Campus websites||Feb. 27, March 1,4,7||Winthrop (23-1)|
|Huge Ten||Indianapolis||March 10-14||March 14, 3:30 p.m., CBS|
|Huge 12||Kansas Metropolis||March 10-13||March 13, 6 p.m., ESPN|
|Huge West||Anaheim||March 9, 11-13||March 13, 11:30 p.m., ESPN2|
|Colonial||Washington D.C.||March 6-9||March 9, 7 p.m., CBS Sports activities Community|
|Convention USA||Frisco, Texas||March 9-13||March 13, TBA, CBS Sports activities Community|
|Horizon League||Indianapolis||Feb. 25, March 2, 8-9||March 9, 7 p.m., ESPN|
|Ivy League||No Match in 2021|
|MAAC||Atlantic Metropolis, N.J.||March 9-13||March 13, 4 p.m., ESPNU|
|MAC||Cleveland, Ohio||March 11-13||March 13, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2|
|MEAC||Norfolk, Va.||March 7, 11-13||March 13, 1 p.m., ESPN2|
|Missouri Valley||St. Louis||March 4-7||March 7, 2 p.m., CBS Sports activities Community|
|Mountain West||Las Vegas||March 10-13||March 13, 6 p.m., CBS|
|Northeast||Campus websites||March 6 & 9||March 9, 7 p.m., ESPN2|
|Ohio Valley||Evansville, Ind.||March 3-6||Morehead State (23-7)|
|Pac-12||Las Vegas||March 10-13||March 13, 10:30 p.m., ESPN|
|Patriot||Campus websites||March 3, 6, 10 & 14||March 14, Midday, CBS Sports activities Community|
|SEC||Nashville, Tenn.||March 10-14||March 14, 1 p.m., ESPN|
|Southern||Asheville, N.C||March 5-8||March 8, 7 p.m., ESPN2|
|Southland||Katy, Texas||March 9-13||March 13, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2|
|Summit||Sioux Falls, S.D.||March 6-9||March 9, 9 p.m., ESPN2|
|Solar Belt||Pensacola, Fla.||March 5-8||March 8, 7 p.m., ESPN2|
|SWAC||Birmingham, Ala.||March 10-13||March 13, 6 p.m., ESPNU|
|WAC||Las Vegas||March 10-13||March 13, 10 p.m., ESPNU|
|West Coast||Las Vegas||March 4-6 & 8-9||March 9, 9 p.m., ESPN|