ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Andre Smith scored 14 points to lead Winthrop to a 61-55 victory over Gardner-Webb in a Big South Conference game on Wednesday night.
The Eagles outscored the Runnin' Bulldogs 18-6 on points in the paint, and Winthrop made 15 of 20 at the foul line to Gardner Webb's 5 of 9.
Winthrop led 18-12 on Gideon's free-throws at 6:55 on the way to a 30-24 advantage at the break.
Gardner-Webb took its first lead in the second half at 39-37 at 15:21 on Max Landis' 3-pointer, but Farmer's 3-pointer at the 12:55 mark gave the Eagles a 44-41 advantage they never relinquished.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.