UNC-Greensboro 71, N.C.-Pembroke 58

Trevis Simpson scored 22 points to lead UNC Greensboro to a

71-58 win over Division II UNC Pembroke on Thursday night.

Simpson scored 17 points in the second half as the Spartans

(1-2) pulled away from the Braves after a close first half. He tied

a career-high with four 3-pointers and was perfect on all six of

his free throws.

Leading 31-27 at the start of the second half, the Spartans

extended their lead to 36-30 before the Braves (2-2) pulled to

within 36-33 on a free throw by Mike Robinson with 15:55 left.

That was as close as the D-II school would get.

Simpson started a 10-0 run with a shot from long range and

Alyosius Henry followed with a big dunk to give the Spartans a

41-33 lead.

Shahmel Brackett led the Braves with 17 points.