Savannah State trailed 6-0 early before a 15-3 run had them up 15-9 with 11:51 left in the first period. Winthrop came back to lead 28-26 at the break. In the second, the lead changed hands eight times before a Hall layup tied it at 58-58 with a second to play. He was fouled by Winthrop's Tevin Prescott and went to the line to sink the free throw for the Savannah State win.
Keon Moore had 20 points and four rebounds for the Eagles (2-1).