Keon Johnson pumped in 10 3-pointers and posted a season-high 36 points to help power hot-shooting Winthrop to a 97-72 romp past Charleston Southern in a Big South battle Wednesday night



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ROCK HILL, South Carolina — Keon Johnson pumped in 10 3-pointers and posted a season-high 36 points to help power hot-shooting Winthrop to a 97-72 romp past Charleston Southern in a Big South battle Wednesday night.

The junior was 11-of-16 shooting from the field, hitting 10 of 13 from beyond the arc. Charleston Southern took 10 more long-range shots than Johnson and drained just six.

The Eagles built a 40-31 lead by halftime and pulled away in the second half.

Winthrop was 30 of 60 from the field (50 percent) as a team knocked down 17 of 28 from beyond the arc and 20 of 25 from the free-throw line.

Xavier Cooks and Jimmy Gavin each added 13 points for Winthrop (15-6, 7-3 Big South).

Aaron Wheeler scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Buccaneers (8-13, 4-6). Demetrius Pollard and Patrick Wallace each added 11 points.

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