January 24, 2016

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) Xavier Cooks scored 19 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and made five assists and Winthrop ran away from Longwood in the first half to win 82-68 on Sunday.

Jimmy Gavin scored 16 points with five assists and Keon Johnson scored 13. Zach Price added 10 points and the Eagles (14-6, 6-3 Big South) shot 53 percent, including 10 of 25 from long distance, in winning their fifth straight.

Longwood led 19-9 on Kanayo Obi-Rapu's 3-pointer, but Winthrop launched a 24-2 run - in which Gavin hit two 3-pointers - and the Eagles led 48-32 at halftime on 57 percent shooting.

Longwood gained on an 11-2 run to pull within 67-57 with 4:51 left in the second half, but Winthrop blunted the charge and led by 25 with 1:05 to go after Gavin's dunk.

Obi-Rapu scored 20 points and Khris Lane added 15 with 10 rebounds for Longwood (6-15, 2-6), which shot 33 percent.

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