"Georgia shot a very high percentage in the second half," said Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey. "That was the biggest thing. Our guys fought. They battled. I felt like we gave them all they could handle. But they were 15 of 20 in the second half. It's hard to close out a game on the road when you are not getting any stops."
Winthrop announced before the game that leading scorer and rebounder Xavier Cooks was suspended for behavior at Friday's practice that was "unbecoming of a Winthrop basketball player," coach Pat Kelsey said before the game.