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Winthrop Men’s Basketball Hosts Mars Hill Tuesday Morning

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ROCK HILL, SC— Winthrop men’s basketball looks for a second straight victory when it hosts Mars Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. as part of “Education Day”.

 

Game 4: Mars Hill (1-3) at Winthrop (1-2)
Date Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 (11 a.m.)
Location Rock Hill, SC (Winthrop Coliseum)
Promotion Education Day
Live Stats Statbroadcast (click here)
Television None
Live Stream Big South Network (click here) / Mike Pacheco (PxP), Bobby Stevens (Color)
Radio 94.3 FM & 104.1 The Bridge (click here) / Dave Friedman (PxP), Ron Mikels (Color) – Pregame 3:30 p.m.
Notes Winthrop | Mars Hill
Social Media @WUGameDay | @Winthrop_MBB | @WUEagles | #ROCKtheHILL
Tickets $8 in advance (click here) | $10 walk-up | Group of 10 or more ($4)

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Winthrop

  • G         13        Bjorn Broman (6-0, Jr., 6.7 ppg, 3.0 apg, 1.7 spg)
  • G         21        Kyle Zunic (6-2, Fr., 11.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.3 apg)
  • G         10        Anders Broman (6-2, Gr., 14.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.3 apg)
  • F          12        Xavier Cooks (6-8, Sr., 13.0 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 3.3 apg)
  • F          15        Jermaine Ukaegbu (6-5, Jr., 3.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 0.7 apg)

 

Mars Hill

  • G         00        Charles Moore (6-1, So., 13.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.8 apg)
  • G         4          Justen Hartfield (6-0, So., 12.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
  • G         2          Matthew Powell (6-1, Jr., 12.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg)
  • F          1          Nassyr Daniel (6-8, Fr., 10.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.0 bpg)
  • F          35        Brandon Watkins (6-6, Jr., 8.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg)

 

THE SERIES

  • Series Record: Winthrop leads 1-0
  • Series Streak: W1
  • Record at Winthrop Coliseum: 1-0
  • Streak at Winthrop Coliseum: W1
  • Kelsey vs. Mars Hill: 1-0

 

PROMOS/INFORMATION

  • The Eagles and the Rock Hill School District have teamed up for “Education Day” at the Winthrop Coliseum as over 4,000 students are expected to attend the game
  • The theme of Education Day is bullying prevention

 

THE GAME

  • Eagles are coming off the first win of the season and looking for it’s a 48th straight win over Non-D1 opponents
  • The Eagles look to improve to 16-0 under Pat Kelsey against Non-D1 opponents
  • Winthrop and Mars Hill meet for just the second time as the Eagles won the only meeting 96-51 on Dec. 9, 2014
  • Xavier Cooks, Kellen Blake, Mitch Hill, and Freddy Poole all played in the first meeting with Mars Hill

 

 

WINTHROP       

  • Eagles knocked down a school record 19 threes in the win over Central Penn, breaking the old mark of 17 that was set three different times
  • Freshman Kyle Zunic led the charge with a career-best 17 points as he hit all four of his threes in the first half
  • Xavier Cooks is coming off his first double-double of the season and is averaging 13.0 ppg, 9.3 rpg
  • Anders Broman leads the team in scoring at 14.0 ppg and Zunic is also averaging double-figures at 11.3
  • Broman is an impressive 9-for-17 behind the arc in the first three games
  • Winthrop is 44-7 in the last 51 home games

 

MARS HILL

  • The Lions have nine different players with at least one start
  • Mars Hill is scoring 82.2 ppg but allowing opponents to score 89.0
  • Off to a 1-3 start and coming off a 78-71 loss at home to North Greenville
  • The lone victory on the year came at home against Southern Wesleyan (83-80)
  • Lions are averaging 7.5 threes per game and 7.3 steals per game

 

WINTHROP SPORTS SHOW AT ROCO

Every Thursday at The Roasting Company throughout the basketball season will be the Winthrop Sports Show at ROCO hosted by the voices of the Winthrop Eagles Dave Friedman and Mike Pacheco. The two will sit down weekly with head coaches Pat Kelsey and Lynette Woodard as well as other selected guests throughout the season. The show is from 6-6:30 p.m. and also airs on 94.3 FM & 104.1 The Bridge.

(FULL SCHEDULE)

 

 

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