BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Chris Clemons scored 33 points and Campbell beat Winthrop 88-77 on Saturday in the teams' first meeting since last season's Big South title game.
The Eagles (7-7, 1-2) won the 2017 league championship game 76-59 but Saturday the Camels (7-8, 1-2) shot 58 percent and made 31 of 37 at the line to snap a four-game losing streak to Winthrop.
Clemons, the Big South scoring leader, made 9 of 12 shots and 13 of 15 free throws in extending his nation-leading double-figure scoring streak to 63 games and rising to third on Campbell's all-time scoring list with 1,745 points, passing Johnny Marshbanks (1,723 points from 1965-69).
Winthrop came in averaging a league-leading 10.3 3-pointers per game but was just 7 of 28 Saturday. The Eagles did make 20 of 26 free throws in a game with 49 fouls and 63 free throws.
Campbell led by 12 at halftime. Winthrop cut the lead to four a couple times in the second half, but Campbell rebuilt a 14-point advantage with five minutes left and the Eagles got only as close as nine after that.
Xavier Cooks scored 24 points with 12 rebounds to lead Winthrop with his 25th career double-double.
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