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Keon Moore scores 19, Andre Smith adds 18; Winthrop cruises past Charleston Southern, 77-55


ROCK HILL, South Carolina — Keon Moore scored 19 and Andre Smith added 18 to help Winthrop cruise to a 77-55 win over Charleston Southern on Monday night.

Moore and Smith combined to make 14 of 24 (58.3 percent) field goals, and hit four 3-pointers apiece, for Winthrop (12-10, 7-4 Big South). Derrick Henry added 13 points and Tevin Prescott 11.

Charleston Southern (13-9, 7-4), which came into the game averaging 10 made 3-pointers per game, hit just 4 of 28 (14.3 percent), including 1 of 15 in the first half.

Winthrop shot 53 percent in the opening period, took a 42-26 lead into halftime and led by as many as 27 in the second half.

Saah Nimley led Charleston Southern with 15 points, but made just 4 of 13 field goals, including 1 of 8 from 3-point range. Will Saunders and Aaron Wheeler scored 12 apiece.

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