ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) Nick Johnson scored nine of his 15 points in overtime as Winthrop beat Longwood 68-60 on Wednesday night in a Big South Conference opener.

Johnson made a layup, a 3-pointer and four free throws in the extra period. He finished with seven rebounds and three steals. Kelton Talford and Kasen Harrison also scored 15 points apiece for Winthrop (10-6, 1-0). K.J. Doucet, who made a pair of free throws that tied it 55-all with 34 seconds to play to force overtime, chipped in 10 points for the Eagles.

Michael Christmas finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Lancers (12-4, 0-1). Szymon Zapala and Walyn Napper added 10 points apiece.


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