Free throws lift Winthrop to dou­ble-OT win

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Basketball - As­so­ci­ated Press Observer staff and news ser­vices con­tributed

Adam Pick­ett sank two free throws with 4 sec­onds left in the sec­ond over­time to give Winthrop an 80-78 Big South win over Charles­ton South­ern.

Winthrop led 78-75 with 15 sec­onds left when Charles­ton South­ern’s Chris­tian Keel­ing sank a 3-pointer. After a Winthrop time­out, Pick­ett drew a foul and hit both free throws.

Pick­ett had 20 points for Winthrop (18-10, 10-5). Bjorn Bro­man added 15 points on four 3-point­ers. Keel­ing had 22 points and 12 re­bounds for the Bucs (13-14, 7-7).


Ap­palachian State 92, Ge­or­gia South­ern 69: In Boone, Tookie Brown had 28 points as the vis­it­ing Ea­gles (18-10, 10-5 Sun Belt) routed the Moun­taineers (9-18, 4-10).

Simeon Carter had 18 points for Ge­or­gia South­ern, which won its fourth straight game. Justin For­rest had 15 points for App State. Ron­shad Shabazz added 12 points and Isaac John­son had 12 re­bounds. Camp­bell 74, Long­wood 72: Chris Cle­mons scored 41 points and blocked the po­ten­tial game-win­ning shot at­tempt to help the vis­it­ing Camels (17-11, 10-4 Big South) beat the Lancers (15-15, 5-10).

Cle­mons moved past Harry Kelly of Texas South­ern into sixth on the NCAA Divi­sion I ca­reer scor­ing list. Cle­mons has scored 3,074 points in 125 games (24.6 points per game) and reached dou­ble-fig­ure scor­ing in 110 straight games for third all-time in that cat­e­gory. Wof­ford 72, Fur­man 64: In Greenville, S.C., Fletcher Magee had 23 points as the Ter­ri­ers (24-4, 16-0 South­ern) won their 15th con­sec­u­tive game, de­feat­ing the Pal­adins (22-6, 11-5).

Cameron Jack­son had 18 points and nine re­bounds for Wof­ford. Magee has 477 3-point­ers in his ca­reer, 27 be­hind the NCAA record set by Oak­land’s Travis Bader.


Queens 102, Car­son­New­man 88: In Jef­fer­son City, Tenn., Blake Mor­row made four 3-point­ers and scored 21 points in 18 min­utes as the vis­it­ing Roy­als (25-3, 17-1) beat the Ea­gles (13-13, 6-12) to clinch their first out­right South At­lantic Con­fer­ence reg­u­lar-sea­son ti­tle.

Shaun Wil­lett added 19 points and eight re­bounds, Lewis Diankulu had 16 points and eight re­bounds, and Kenny Dye chipped in with 13 points and seven as­sists for Queens.

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