ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Winthrop got 20 points from Tyrone Walker and
18 from James Shuler Tuesday night in an 80-60 victory over
Georgia, the South Carolina school's first win against a
Southeastern Conference team.
The Eagles (5-2), perennial powers in the Big South Conference
who have lost 10 times against SEC opponents, hit 10 of 20
three-pointers, out-rebounded Georgia 29-25 and had just seven
turnovers to 12 for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs trailed by 12 at halftime, and the game quickly got
away as Walker made two baskets and Marcus Cooke hit a three to go
up by 18, 52-34 with 15:35 to play.
Georgia got as close as 31-29 with 2:55 to play when Chris
Daniels drove across the lane for a lefty finger-roll. But the
Eagles scored the last 10 points of the half to lead 41-29 at
intermission. Shuler finished the first half with 16 points.
The Eagles opened the season at Kentucky, losing to that SEC foe
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