February 24, 2009

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (8-18, 3-12) AT WINTHROP (9-18, 7-9)

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Winthrop Colisem


Radio: WRHI-FM (94.3), airtime 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: Winthrop Coliseum box office

Winthrop probable starters: G Justin Burton 5-10 So. (5.9 ppg, 2.3 apg); G Andre Jones 6-1 Fr. (8.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg); C Chris Malcolm 6-7 Fr. (3.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg); F Mantoris Robinson 6-5 Jr. (6.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg); F George Valentine 6-8 So. (4.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg).

CSU probable starters: F Joel Lamb 6-7 Fr. (5.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg); F Omar Carter 6-5 So. (13.2 ppg, 87.1 rpg); C Giedrius Knysas 6-10 Sr. (7.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg); G Jamarco Warren 5-11 So. (18.1 ppg, 2.7 apg); G Tovi Bailey 6-1 So. (6 ppg, 2.8 apg).

Notes: Eagles held on to win the first meeting 65-63 and have beaten the Bucs 16 in a row ... The Bucs haven't won in the Winthrop Coliseum since the 1996-97 season ... Mantoris Robinson had 16 points, seven rebounds in the first meeting and Raymond Davis had 10 key points off the bench ... Bucs are coming off a 57-52 win over Presbyterian but have lost five of their last six ... Winthrop owns a season-high three-game winning streak ... Chasing 4-12 High Point, the Bucs need a win to stay alive for the final spot in the conference tournament ... Winthrop's George Valentine has 20 points and 19 rebounds the last two games ... Andre Jones has scored in double figures in eight of his last 12 games ... Jamarco Warren (18.1) is fourth in the league in scoring overall, but averages 16.7 in league games ... Bucs shoot 58 percent from the line in league games ... Winthrop reserve guard Byron Faison, who suffered a knee sprain on Saturday, is listed as day to day.

Next up: Winthrop closes out the regular season at home on Saturday, facing Coastal Carolina at 2 p.m.

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