Phillips leads balanced Lancers past USC Upstate 68-58
Phillips’ double-double was his second this season and fifth career. Jashaun Smith and Juan Munoz also scored 13 points each for Longwood (12-17, 7-9 Big South Conference) as the Lancers won a second straight. Leslie Nkereuwem added 10 points and eight rebounds.
The surging Lancers are 6-3 in their last nine games and never trailed Thursday as they seek a top eight Big South finish with a home game in the conference tournament’s first round.
Longwood was 23-for-54 shooting (43%) and outrebounded the Spartans 45-32
Longwood plays High Point at home on Saturday. South Carolina Upstate faces Radford on the road on Saturday.