ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) Gideon Gamble scored 12 points off the bench and Winthrop never trailed, beating Presbyterian 62-51 Wednesday night in a Big South Conference game.
Gamble helped the Eagles dominate in bench points 21-4.
Andre Smith scored 11 points and Steve Johnson added eight to help Winthrop (7-9, 1-3) snap a four-game losing streak.
Trailing at halftime 34-26, Presbyterian got within four points, 42-38, on a pair of Truss Williams free throws, but the Eagles answered with a 15-5 run to make it 57-43 with 3:10 left to play. Gamble started the run with a jumper, and Larry Brown capped it with a dunk.
Winthrop closed out the game converting 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch.
The Eagles made 17 free throws compared to Presbyterian's eight.
Jordan Downing scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Blue Hose, who have now lost four straight.
The Wizards' 113-108 loss to the Nuggets Thursday marked Troy Brown's first NBA start. And the Wizards' rookie guard impressed, scoring a career-high 13 points and snagging five rebounds.
How did Brown find out he was starting, you may ask? Through Twitter, of course!
Head coach Scott Brooks told reporters Brown was taking the injured Trevor Ariza's place in the starting five before notifying Brown himself, and like every 19-year old kid, Brown gets his news on Twitter.
And Thursday night, Brown's Twitter timeline brought him some of the biggest news of his basketball career.
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NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller spoke with Washington Valor defensive back Marrio Norman Thursday at the Nuggets-Wizards matchup at Capital One Arena.
Norman, the older brother of Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, was assigned to the Valor on March 6.
"I'm just excited to come and to add my talents to the team," Norman said.
Although the two brothers will be suiting up in different venues in the Nation's Capital, the younger Norman briefed the former on handling the press in Washington.
In 2018 with the Albany Empire, Norman racked up 58 total tackles and three interceptions.
The Valor's season kicks off on April 26 against the Baltimore Brigade at Royal Farms Arena.
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