The Herald's Bret McCormick looks at some of the questions facing Winthrop AD Ken Halpin as he begins the search for the school's next men's basketball coach after Pat Kelsey was hired by UMass on Tuesday.
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 will face Butler in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 16 in Milwaukee. Players Bjorn Broman and Joshua Davenport and coach Pat Kelsey talked about the matchup and the experience of the tournament selection show.
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.