Winthrop wins 9th straight, beats SC Upstate 79-53

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Hale had 17 points as Winthrop won its ninth straight game, rolling past South Carolina Upstate 79-53 on Thursday night.

D.J. Burns had 14 points for Winthrop (13-7, 7-0 Big South Conference). Micheal Anumba added eight rebounds.

South Carolina Upstate scored 19 second-half points, a season low for the team.

Bryson Mozone had 14 points for the Spartans (7-13, 2-5), who have now lost four games in a row. Everette Hammond added six rebounds.

Winthrop faces Presbyterian at home on Saturday. South Carolina Upstate faces UNC-Asheville at home on Saturday.