Winthrop holds off Longwood 70-68

Winthrop holds off Longwood 70-68

LONGWOOD, V.A. (AP) - D.J. Burns and Charles Falden each scored 17 points to keep Winthrop undefeated in Big South Conference play with a 70-68 win over Longwood.

Jamal King’s 3-pointer with 7:44 left gave Winthrop (18-7, 12-0) a 60-50 lead before the Lancers went on an 18-6 run and led 68-66 on Heru Bligen’s layup with 2:02 left.

Falden followed with a pair of free throws to tie it and Burns and Hunter each made 1 of 2 from the foul line to secure the win.

Juan Munoz scored 24 points and Smith 15 for the Lancers.

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