Just because basketball players tend to be tall doesn't mean that those who are below average height can't have an impact. Here are the shortest players in the NCAA Tournament to keep an eye on, including Winthrop University's Keon Johnson.
Winthrop held its final practice at the Coliseum this week on Monday before flying to Milwaukee on Tuesday ahead of Thursday's NCAA Tournament first round game against Butler. Eagles coach Pat Kelsey really like the energy and focus his team showed in Monday's workout.
Winthrop handled Campbell in Sunday's Big South Conference tournament final, earning its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010. The Eagles lost in three straight finals prior to Sunday when they got the job done.
The Herald's Bret McCormick points out three keys for Winthrop in Sunday's Big South men's basketball tournament championship game against Campbell. The Eagles are looking for their first NCAA tournament bid in seven years.
Winthrop pep band and director Doug Presley tells The Herald which songs will be most popular during college basketball's 2017 March Madness, starting with this weekend's Big South Conference tournament.