Halftime Report

Winthrop fell flat on their face against the Blue Hose last Wednesday, but memory of that harsh loss doesn't seem to have tripped them up today. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but Winthrop is up 40-37 over the Spartans. The finale is shaping up to be a lot like these teams' last head-to-head, which was decided by just two points.

If Winthrop keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 17-12 in no time. On the other hand, SC Upstate will have to make due with a 9-19 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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SC Upstate Spartans @ Winthrop Eagles

Current Records: SC Upstate 9-18, Winthrop 16-12

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SC Upstate has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the Winthrop Eagles will face off in a Big South battle at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Winthrop Coliseum. Both of these teams will be coming in off a loss in a game they were expected to win.

SC Upstate suffered their closest loss since January 6th on Wednesday. They fell just short of the Buccaneers by a score of 63-60. SC Upstate found out winning isn't easy when you're outrebounded 14 to 3 on offense.

SC Upstate struggled to get the ball back on offense and finished the game with only three offensive rebounds. That's the fewest offensive rebounds they've managed all season.

Meanwhile, after soaring to 85 points the game before, Winthrop faltered in their match on Wednesday. They ended up on the wrong side of a painful 78-55 walloping at the hands of the Blue Hose. The result shouldn't come as a shock considering that's the fewest points Winthrop has scored all season.

The Spartans dropped their record down to 9-18 with that loss, which was their third straight at home. That rough patch could be blamed on the team's lackluster offensive performance across that stretch, as they only averaged 63.0 points per game. As for the Eagles, their loss dropped their record down to 16-12.

SC Upstate is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last three times they've played Winthrop.

SC Upstate couldn't quite finish off the Eagles in their previous matchup back in January and fell 82-80. Can SC Upstate avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.


Winthrop is a big 8.5-point favorite against SC Upstate, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Eagles as a 9-point favorite.

The over/under is 144 points.

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Series History

Winthrop has won 8 out of their last 10 games against SC Upstate.

  • Jan 06, 2024 - Winthrop 82 vs. SC Upstate 80
  • Feb 11, 2023 - SC Upstate 79 vs. Winthrop 70
  • Dec 29, 2022 - SC Upstate 70 vs. Winthrop 62
  • Feb 24, 2022 - Winthrop 89 vs. SC Upstate 59
  • Jan 26, 2022 - Winthrop 95 vs. SC Upstate 91
  • Dec 13, 2020 - Winthrop 107 vs. SC Upstate 77
  • Dec 12, 2020 - Winthrop 95 vs. SC Upstate 77
  • Mar 05, 2020 - Winthrop 106 vs. SC Upstate 70
  • Feb 27, 2020 - Winthrop 90 vs. SC Upstate 82
  • Jan 23, 2020 - Winthrop 79 vs. SC Upstate 53