Sold out! Winthrop/Coastal game marks first for Eagles

Winthrop's ticket office sold their last tickets for Saturday's Winthrop-Coastal basketball game around 8 a.m. today, marking the first sell-out in the history of the Winthrop Coliseum.

Saturday's showdown will pit the Winthrop men's basketball team against its Big South Conference rival, Coastal Carolina University, the team that beat the Eagles twice last season and came a basket short of knocking off Winthrop in last year’s Big South Conference championship game.

There are 6,100 seats in the Winthrop Coliseum.

This week, Winthrop passed out stickers and signs and sold T-shirts that say “Beat Coastal.” This is the first time Winthrop has distributed promotional items bearing the name of an opposing team.