Photo: Hampton Athletics

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Homestanding Winthrop hit 63.6% in the second half to defeat Hampton 76-68 to win the 2020 Hercules Tires Big South Conference Men’s Championship Sunday.

Hampton (15-19) opened the game with a run to take a 22-7 lead on a Jermaine Marrow 3-pointer with 12:26 left in the half. Winthrop made a run to trim it to 30-28 on a Chandler Vaudrin jumper with 1:24 left. Greg Heckstall hit a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to give Hampton a 33-28 halftime lead.

In the second half, Winthrop took the lead for good on a DJ Burns tip-in with 10:21 left to lead 46-44.

Marrow was the leading scorer with 18 points and finished his career with 2,680 points to rank 27th in NCAA Division I history. Ben Stanley had 15 points and Davion Warren added 11 and seven boards. Heckstall ended his career with a career-high 16 rebounds.

Courtesy: Hampton Athletics


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