Pickett puts Winthrop over Charleston Southern 80-78 in 2OT
Winthrop led 78-75 with 15 seconds left when Charleston Southern's Christian Keeling drained a 3-pointer. Following a Winthrop timeout, Pickett drew a foul with four seconds remaining and hit both of his free throws. A Bjorn Broman steal sealed the win.
Pickett finished with 20 points for the Eagles (18-10, 10-5 Big South Conference). Broman added 15 points on four 3-pointers, Josh Ferguson had 14 points and Jermaine Ukaegbu had 10 rebounds.
Winthrop led by three at the break and was up 68-66 with 19 seconds to play in regulation when Charleston Southern's Dontrell Shuler sank a jumper to tie it up and force the first extra period. In the low-scoring first overtime, a Pickett jumper with five seconds to go evened the score 71-all to send the game into the second overtime.
Keeling had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Buccaneers (13-14, 7-7). Phlandrous Fleming Jr. added 15 points and 10 rebounds.