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Longwood wins Big South for first NCAA Tournament bid

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Isaiah Wilkins scored 19 points and Longwood advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time with a 79-58 victory over Winthrop on Sunday in the Big South tournament championship game.

Top-seeded Longwood (26-6) never trailed, led by as many as 21 in the first half, 28 in the second half and cruised against the second-seeded Eagles (23-9), a perennial Big South power who had won the last two conference tournament titles and hoped to win its 19th overall.

The two division champions came in on a roll. Winthrop had won its last 10 games, its previous loss coming to the Lancers 92-88 in the regular season. Longwood had won seven straight and was making its first conference tournament championship appearance. Winthrop beat the Lancers in the semifinals last year.

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Leaders
Points: D. Burns Jr.15.0
Rebounds: K. Talford4.9
Assists: D. Buggs4.3
FG%: D. Burns Jr.62.6%
FT%: M. Anumba76.1%
3P%: P. Good42.5%
Steals: P. Good1.3
Blocks: C. Claxton0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga28-4
2 Arizona33-4
3 Kansas34-6
4 Baylor27-7
5 Tennessee27-8
6 Villanova30-8
7 Kentucky26-8
8 Auburn28-6
9 Duke32-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas34-6
2 North Carolina29-10
3 Duke32-7
4 Villanova30-8
5 Gonzaga28-4
6 Arizona33-4
7 Houston32-6
8 Arkansas28-9
9 Baylor27-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Big South Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Longwood 15-1 26-7
Winthrop 14-2 23-9
Gardner-Webb 11-5 18-13
USC Upstate 10-6 15-17
Campbell 8-8 16-13
UNC Asheville 8-8 17-15
High Point 7-9 14-18
Radford 7-9 11-18
North Carolina A&T 6-10 12-20
Hampton 5-11 9-19
Presbyterian 4-12 12-20
Charleston Southern 1-15 6-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 75.2 (66)
Rebounds: 8.4 (295)
Assists: 13.4 (153)
FG%: 48.6% (10)
FT%: 70.0% (238)
3P%: 37.1% (30)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.2 (209)
Rebounds: 25.9 (125)
Assists: 11.0 (54)
FG%: 43.1% (179)
FT%: 70.5% (123)
3P%: 35.0% (273)
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