ROCK HILL, S.C: Josh Corbin scored a career-high 20 points, dropping in six of eight 3-pointers, as Winthrop stretched its season-opening winning streak to 16 games, narrowly defeating UNC Asheville 84-80 on Thursday night.
Charles Falden added 12 points and seven rebounds for Winthrop (16-0, 13-0 Big South Conference). Chandler Vaudrin added 12 points. Adonis Arms and Micheal Anumba each had 10 points.
Tajion Jones had 20 points for the Bulldogs (9-9, 8-5). DeVon Baker added 15 points. Coty Jude had 12 points.
UNC Asheville cut an 17-point second-half Eagles lead down to 82-80 in four minutes when Jude hit a 3-pointer with 6.5 seconds left.
But Winthrop’s Russell Jones made two free throws and Jude missed a 3-pointer on UNCA’s final possession.
The Bulldogs shot a season-best 58% against Winthrop, but turned the ball over 19 times, leading to 31 Winthrop points.
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