The Panthers (6-7, 1-0) got double-figure scoring from Devante Williams (11 points) and Dejuan McGaughy and John Brown (10 each). But it was Derrell Edwards who helped High Point make its decisive second-half run.
With Winthrop (6-7, 0-1) leading 44-42, Edwards hit three consecutive 3-pointers -- his only points of the game -- in a 13-0 run. After scoring just 26 points in the first half, the Panthers outscored Winthrop 48-32 after the break.
High Point made 8 of 19 3-point attempts. Winthrop was just 3 of 14 beyond the arc.
The Panthers also had a 46-31 rebounding advantage, and their bench outscored Winthrop's 32-14.
Nebraska guard Andrew White, who averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season, will transfer from the program and is eligible immediately. What else is on Dickie V's mind this week?
The Cavaliers bring in a top-10 class of four incoming freshmen, so the Class of 2017 will be a small one. Coach Tony Bennett is aiming high.
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