The victory was the Eagles’ 300th at Winthrop Coliseum.
Jerome hit just 1 of 5 field goal attempts. But he sank 12 of 17 free throw attempts, two less than the 14 the Lions made. Winthrop (12-15) made 23 of 33 at the line, those 33 attempts a season high. Southeastern Louisiana (10-15) was 14 for 18.
Winthrop led 33-32 at halftime. In the second half, the Eagles went on a 17-5 run to lead 56-42.
Gideon Gamble scored 13 points for Winthrop. Three others—Andre Smith, Steven Johnson and Christian Farmer—finished with 12 points apiece.
Dre Evans was the only Lion in double figures with 11 points. Leading scorer Brandon Fortenberry was held to 4 points. The Lions committed 17 turnovers.