Winthrop soared in two big conference wins this week, defeating UNC Asheville 76-73 and going to Liberty and knocking off the Flames 61-48 to take over the top spot in the Big South. Those two victories earned the Eagles ASN's Team of the Week.
Against UNCA, Xavier Cooks posted a double- double (19 points, 13 rebounds) Roderick Perkins added 17 points and Anders Broman chipped in with 12 points off the bench.
In a battle of the preseason top two Big South teams Broman once again came off the bench and led the way with 19 points, 5-7 Keon Johnson added 16 points and Cooks grabbed 11 rebounds. For the week Winthrop held the two teams to 60.5 points per game, 37.5% field-goal shooting and 21.4% on 3-pointers.
Mark Adams is ASN's lead basketball analyst. Follow him on Twitter at @EnthusiAdams.