The Winthrop Eagles men's basketball team represents Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States and competes in the Big South Conference. The Eagles hired former Xavier assistant coach Pat Kelsey in 2012 as men's basketball head coach to replace Randy Peele. Winthrop plays their home games in the 6,100 seat Winthrop Coliseum. Winthrop has appeared in ten NCAA Tournaments and has won 22 conference championships (season and tournament). The Eagles have played 42 seasons of basketball since their inaugural 1978–79 campaign.