Winthrop 62, S.C.-Upstate 53

Reggie Middleton scored 14 points and Winthrop won its third

straight game, 62-53 over South Carolina-Upstate on Wednesday

night.

Mantoris Robinson added 13 points, and Andy Buechert had 10

points and eight rebounds for the Eagles (5-4), who beat

S.C.-Upstate for the second time this season. It was the first road

win of the season for the Eagles in four tries.

Winthrop led 25-20 at halftime but the Spartans (1-8) rallied

for a 45-40 lead with 5:48 to play. Winthrop bounced back and

closed the game on a 23-8 run, fueled by making 12 of 15 free throw

attempts. Robinson made 10 of 12 from the foul line in the

game.

Nick Schneiders led the Spartans with 16 points, eight rebounds

and six blocks. Josh Chavis, who had a career-high 34 points and 10

3-pointers in the Spartans’ last game against Florida Gulf Coast,

was held to 11 points. He made only 1 of 6 attempts from 3-point

range.