Winthrop men's basketball coach Pat Kelsey reflects on season, ahead of Big South tournament
(Rock Hill, S.C.) -- The Winthrop University men’s basketball team has experienced great success this season, but not without adversity. The Eagles, who earned a share of the Big South regular season title after beating High Point Feb. 29, experienced several ups and downs on their way to earning the two-seed in the conference tournament. Winthrop began its season on a four-game road trip, returning to Rock Hill with a 2-2 record. However, the stretch was highlighted by a victory over the No. 18 ranked Saint Mary’s Gaels, which drew national attention. “It was a signature win for our program and for our athletic department,” said head coach Pat Kelsey. “Obviously, when you beat a ranked team on their home floor, it’s sort of national news in terms of college basketball.” Kelsey appeared on the Palmetto Report podcast to discuss the season and upcoming conference tournament.