Presbyterian (10-12, 4-6 Big South) made eight free throws in overtime to beat Winthrop, 76-74, for the first time in the last eight tries.
Khalid Mutakabbir's runner in the lane with 4 seconds on the clock sent the game into overtime. Mutakabbir, who finished the game with a career-high 25 points, drove into the lane with Winthrop freshman Joab Jerome draped over him like a wet blanket.
In OT, Mutakabbir canned the final two free throws to seal a big win for the Blue Hose.
PC struck first in the extra period turning a Reggie Middleton turnover into a fastbreak layup. Middleton countered with a 3-pointer from the corner and Charles Corbin dropped in a one-hander to give the Eagles a 69-66 advantage.
Pierre Miller scored on a left-handed layup for PC and Winthrop's Robbie Dreher was whistled for a charge.
Middleton then fouled out of the contest going for a loose ball with 1:31 left to send Reynolds to the line.
Reynolds had been to the line just five times all season coming into the game. He made 4-of-6 against Winthrop, all four of the makes came in the extra period. His two freebies with 64 seconds to go gave PC the lead for good at 72-70.
PC finished 26-for-34 from the line. Jake Troyli was 13-of-14 and finished with a season-best 22 points.
Winthrop fell to 9-11 overall and 5-5 in the conference. They made 10-of-19 from the free throw line and missed three foul shots in the final 65 seconds. The loss snapped the team's modest-game winning streak.
The Eagles were led by Corbin's 15 points and 11 rebounds. He led four players in double figures. Dreher had 14, Jones 13 and Middleton 11. Winthrop plays at Radford on Tuesday night.
Troyli hit the first shot of the game, a straight-away 3. The lanky 6-foot-9 redshirt sophomore, was coming off a season-high 21 vs. Radford on Jan. 22.
PC played without 6-foot-7 center Al'Lonzo Coleman who is lost for the year with after surgery on his left ankle two weeks ago. Coleman was leading the team in scoring the (14.1) and rebounding (8.1). He had 11 points and 16 rebounds on Dec. 31 at Winthrop.
Coleman suffered a broken tibia eight days after the Winthrop game, at UNC Asheville. He is t the taking the injury in stride. He watched Saturday's game from the end of the PC bench wearing a blue golf shirt.
"I've been blessed not to have any major injury until now," Coleman said. "God has his plan for me. I've got five more weeks in this cast. I should be able to run a month after that."
Winthrop trailed by as many as nine points, 18-9, in the first half after Miller's 3-pointer from the wing. After the teams traded baskets, Winthrop mounted an 11-3 run by hitting the offensive glass.
The Eagles got a pair of offensive rebounds and finally a tip in from George Valentine to make it 20-15. A Jones baseline drive, a fast break layup by Dreher and a traditional 3-point play from Corbin cut the PC lead to a single point, 23-22, with 5:40 left in the half.
Winthrop took its first lead of the game less than a minute into the second half. Corbin scored on a drive and Valentine turned a post feed into a sweet right-handed hook shot for a 34-32 Eagles' edge.
The lead changed hands six times over the next seven minutes with Winthrop scoring on a mix of drives, short jumpers and free throws. PC did their damage from outside the 3-point arc.
Tyler Deihl, Mutakabbir and Walt Allen all hit treys in a four-minute span.
Late in regulation Winthrop dodged a bullet when Middleton lobbed a pass over the top of PC's zone that was easily picked off by Miller who drove the length of the floor and drew a foul on Middleton. Miller missed both free throws.
Winthrop had just 11 turnovers in the game but they all seemed to come a critical times
Winthrop has lost seven consecutive road games and hasn't won away from home since Dec. 2 at VMI.