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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 29: Pat Kelsey head coach of the Winthrop Eagles yells direction to his players against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

“Rock the Hill!!” That was the sound ringing from 6.100 seat Winthrop Coliseum. Congrats to the Eagles with a big win on ESPN broadcast around the country Sunday.

DJ Burns scored 16 points, 12 of them in the second half, to lead the second-seeded Eagles to a 76-68 win over fifth-seeded Hampton on Sunday in the Big South Conference championship game.

It is Winthrop’s 11th tournament appearance — all since 1999 — but only the Eagles second in the past 10 seasons. They are now in the big tournament! Winthrop students where let in for free after the school President took to Twitter to announce the good news!

I love this time of year! ROCK THE HILL!!!