2020 Tournament PreviewWinthrop went 15-3 in the Big South, splitting games with regular-season champion Radford, and then took down the conference tournament by beating No. 5 Hampton for the automatic bid. The Eagles have haven't been dancing since 2017, and have just one tournament win in program history (2007 over Notre Dame). Coach Pat Kelsey will look to push the pace as a first-round underdog, as Winthrop ranks 36th in the country in KenPom's tempo metric. Its other outlying statistics are in the post, particularly with forward Josh Ferguson (11.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg). The 6-8 senior leads a unit that ranks 25th in two-point field-goal percentage and 19th in offensive rebounding rate, as seven players average at least 3.0 rebounds per game. Free-throw shooting has been a major struggle, however. No tournament team shoots lower than Winthrop's 63.4 percent from the charity stripe, ranking 341st of 353 Division I teams. And despite having one of the nation's top-20 easiest schedules (per KenPom), the Eagles took their lumps in non-conference play, going 6-7. The odds appear even more stacked than usual against this 16 seed.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency 0.00 (0) 0.00 (0)
Pace 71.7 (55)
Effective FG% 53.00 (35) 50.65 (235)
Turnover % 16.25 (143) 18.10 (75)
Off Reb % 34.83 (18) 24.06 (32)
FTA/FGA 36.28 (79) 41.94 (327)
3P% 34.42 (109) 32.28 (123)
2P% 54.06 (25) 51.99 (274)
FT% 63.39 (342) 66.98 (27)
3PA/FGA 43.61 (43) 37.48 (176)
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Winthrop
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Rankings
NET: #148 RPI: #137
Record
Overall: (24-10) Conference: (15-3) Quad 1: (1-3) Quad 2: (0-1) Quad 3: (1-2) Quad 4: (20-4)
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