Appalachian St. 76, Winthrop 64

Isaac Butts and Omar Carter scored 15 points each, and Butts

also grabbed 15 rebounds, to lead Appalachian State to a 76-64

victory over Winthrop on Saturday.

After Andre Jones’ layup gave Winthrop its only lead of the

second half, 58-57 with 7:47 remaining, a 3-pointer by Mike Neal

put the Mountaineers (12-15) ahead to stay.

Butts followed with a layup and G.J. Vilarino a 3-pointer to put

Appalachian State ahead by seven, 65-58, with 5:57 left in the

Bracket Busters game.

Appalachian State led by as many as 16 points in the first half,

26-10 with 9:48 left, but the Eagles (11-19) cut their deficit to

41-35 at halftime, as Reggie Middleton scored 13 of his 16


Tab Hamilton and Nathan Healy added 13 points each for

Appalachian State, and Neal finished with 10.

Matt Morgan scored 22 points to lead the Eagles, making 10 of 14