HIGH POINT, N.C. -- John Brown scored 24 points and pulled down seven rebounds Wednesday night to lead High Point past Longwood 83-75.
After Tristan Carey's layup with 16:14 remaining gave Longwood a 38-37 lead, High Point (5-11, 1-2 Big South) scored 13 of the next 16 points to pull ahead by nine. The Lancers never got closer than six again.
Longwood (5-13, 0-3) made 27 of 47 (57.4 percent) from the field and 9 of 19 (47.4 percent) from 3-point range, but committed 19 turnovers which the Panthers turned into 20 points.
High Point lead by as many as 12 points in the second half, when it got to the free throw line 24 times -- converting 21.
Carey finished with 15 points and seven boards.
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi.
Top-50 prospect Jaylen Nowell committed to Washington on Wednesday. Nowell, a shooting guard, is No. 45 on the ESPN 100.