ROCK HILL, S.C. — Winthrop will hunt its 11th successive win of the season when it takes on Gardner-Webb for the second time in 24 hours on Sunday.
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It will be the second meeting this weekend between these teams at Winthrop Coliseum after the Eagles (10-0, 7-0 Big South Conference) secured a 75-65 victory over the Runnin’ Bulldogs, who are off to their best start in program history.
Winthrop will seek to extend that run on Sunday with another, which would also see the home side stretching out its overall winning streak to 16 games, dating back to last February.
In the victory on Saturday, Adonis Arms scored 17 points off the bench and two others scored in double figures to lead the way for the Eagles.
Jordan Sears tallied a career-high 18 points for Gardner-Webb (3-7, 2-3 Big South) in the defeat.
Winthrop comes into the game averaging 86.0 points per game and gives away 73.6. The Eagles are shooting 46.8% from the field, pulling down 41.9 rebounds per game with 16.5 assists, while picking off 8.4 steals per outing in the 2020-21 campaign.
Gardner-Webb, which has lost three of the last five games, is averaging 70.1 points per game, but is allowing its opponents to score 73.1 points at the other end.
The Runnin’ Bulldogs are shooting 41.4% from the floor, grabbing 36.4 rebounds, and averaging 4.8 blocks per contest.