Sophomore Kate Jasinski had a game-high 22 points for the Chanticleers, while classmate Sydnei Moss tallied 10 points and nine rebounds. Winthrop had four players in double figures, paced by Ashley Fann's 15 points.
After the game started in a defensive struggle through the first six minutes (12 points combined), the teams traded baskets until Coastal Carolina went ahead 14-13 on Jasinski's three-pointer at . Winthrop went on an 8-0 run over the next 2:45 to give the Eagles a 21-14 lead at 8:04.
In the second half, Coastal Carolina cut the deficit to 16 points with a triple by Jasinski to put the score at 46-30 with 13:31 left to play.
Winthrop Head Coach Bud Childers
"We did a good job of executing today. We have a good group of seniors and they led us to a win today. I think they were really focused at what we wanted to do. We're excited about moving on to the semifinals and playing against
Coastal Carolina Head Coach Alan LeForce
"It's a 40-minute game and we played five. They beat us on the boards, and we just didn't play. If you don't play in a tournament, you are going to get beat and go home."