SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Nick Johnson hit three of four from the free throw line in the final 84 seconds of overtime to allow Winthrop to hold off South Carolina Upstate, 82-80 on Saturday night.

Kelton Talford scored 18 points and contributed nine rebounds for the Eagles (11-6, 2-0 Big South Conference). KJ Doucet shot 4 for 9 (3 for 6 from 3-point range) and 4 of 6 from the free throw line to add 15 points. Michael Anumba had 14 points and was 4 of 6 shooting, including 1 for 3 from 3-point range, and went 5 for 6 from the line.

Nick Alves led the Spartans (5-10, 0-2) in scoring, finishing with 16 points. South Carolina Upstate also got 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks from Ahmir Langlais. Miguel Ayesa also had 14 points.

Up next for Winthrop is a matchup Wednesday with Presbyterian on the road. South Carolina Upstate visits Charleston Southern on Saturday.


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