Winthrop men's basketball fell short in a late rally, losing 84-74 to Longwood despite pulling within five points in the final minutes. Longwood's Jonathan Massie and Michael Christmas led the scoring with 31 and 25 points, respectively. Winthrop's Kasen Harrison contributed 20 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Kelton Talford added 18 points to the efforts.

By the Numbers
  • Longwood shooting: 51% from the floor, 10-of-21 from three
  • Free throws: Winthrop 27-for-42, Longwood 20-of-28
  • Turnovers: Winthrop finished with 15, forced 15 miscues by Longwood
State of Play
  • Winthrop shot 35% from the floor in the first half and improved to 58% in the second half
  • Longwood won the rebound battle 33-27 and had 12 offensive boards
  • Next game: Winthrop visits Radford on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Big South Conference ESPNU Wild Card Matchup
Bottom Line

Despite Winthrop's late rally, Longwood secured an 84-74 victory, propelled by Jonathan Massie and Michael Christmas's dominant performances. The upcoming game against Radford will be crucial for Winthrop's standing in the Big South Conference.