RADFORD, Va. -- Hunter Hale scored 28 points and second-seeded Winthrop advanced to the championship game of the Big South Conference tournament by defeating third-seeded Gardner-Webb 78-66 in the semifinals on Friday night.
Hale had seven rebounds and hit 12 of 13 from the free throw line, as the Eagles were 16 of 25 in the second half, making 9 of 10 in the last two minutes.
Winthrop faces fifth-seeded Hampton on Sunday.
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