Jaida Roper scored 15 of her career-high 30 points in the first quarter and No. 14 Kentucky beat Winthrop 91-36 on Wednesday night.
Basketball Hall of Famer Lynette Woodard has been named Winthrop's women's basketball coach.
Winthrop athletic director Ken Halpin said Friday that the university and coach Kevin Cook have 'agreed mutually and amicably to part ways.'
Winthrop women's basketball coach Kevin Cook has been suspended for a "personnel matter," according to the school.
Winthrop forward Erica Williams, the Big South Conference's leading scorer, will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot.
Coates gets triple-double, team swarms
South Carolina's Alaina Coates had 29 points, 16 rebounds, 10 blocks against Winthrop, making her the first Gamecocks player to record a triple-double since 2006-07. Her team was psyched.
Alaina Coates' triple-double leads the No. 2 Gamecocks to an 86-37 win over the Eagles.