Winthrop downs Campbell 76-62 on Johnson’s career night
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) Keon Johnson scored a career-high 39 points shooting 5 of 9 on 3-pointers – and set a school record with 256 career 3s – and Winthrop beat Campbell 76-62 on Saturday.
Johnson eclipsed the record of 254 career 3s set by LaShawn Coulter (1990-95). Johnson also became the 16th Big South Conference player to score more than 1,800 career points.
Xavier Cooks scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Winthrop (18-5, 9-2), which has won two straight. His free throw put the Eagles up for good 23-22 in the first half and Winthrop led 32-24 at halftime after a 10-2 run in which Johnson scored six.
Johnson hit his fifth 3 and the Eagles extended their lead to 16 with 2:55 left to play after Campbell went scoreless for 4:28.
Chris Clemons scored 24 points and Mogga Lado added 10 for Campbell (11-13, 4-8), which finished shooting 38.9 percent from the floor to Winthrop’s and 52 percent.
Campbell has lost three straight.