Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2007-08 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
VMI coach Duggar Baucom likes to mix things up. And that unconventional basketball has led to some confused Big South opponents and some VMI wins, writes Kyle Whelliston.
Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall could be courted by a number of teams in the coming days.
Aaron Brooks scored 22 points and third-seeded Oregon smothered the frazzled Winthrop Eagles 75-61 Sunday to eliminate the last remaining double-digit seed from the NCAA Tournament.
Craig Bradshaw, a random import from New Zealand, scored 24 points and Torrell Martin added 20 and a career-high 11 rebounds as previously hollow Winthrop beat the hallowed Irish 74-64 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Going up against Notre Dame the day before St. Patrick's Day seemed ominous for a team that had never won an NCAA Tournament game. But Winthrop had a bit o' luck up its sleeve, writes Mark Schlabach.
Torrell Martin had 17 points to lead Winthrop to an 84-81 victory over VMI on Saturday in the Big South Conference championship, clinching an NCAA tournament spot for the Eagles.
Winthrop 79, N.C.-Asheville 60
Winthrop 72, Charleston Southern 42
Winthrop 83, Coastal Carolina 69
Winthrop 72, High Point 60
Michael Jenkins scored 25 points, including 16 in the second half, to lead Winthrop to a 77-66 win over Missouri State University Friday in a late-season, non-conference matchup.
Winthrop 78, Charleston Southern 54
Winthrop 77, Radford 58
Winthrop 80, Liberty 76
Winthrop 109, VMI 96