BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Trey Freeman scored 24 points, grabbed five points and dished out five assists to lift Campbell over Winthrop 63-59 Saturday in Big South Conference play.
Joab Jerome led Winthrop (7-10, 1-4) with 16 points, but the Eagles shot just 34.6 percent (9 of 26) in the first half as Campbell (9-10, 4-1) took a 34-24 lead into intermission.
Winthrop cut the deficit to two points three times before taking its first lead of the second half, 53-52, with 5:25 remaining behind a Derrick Henry 3-pointer. Henry made a jumper to put the Eagles up 55-52, but Campbell scored six straight to retake the lead, 58-55.
Jerome sandwiched two baskets around a Freeman jumper make the score 60-59, but Winthrop missed its final two shot attempts.
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