Winthrop 88, VMI 82

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Robbie Dreher scored 28 points and Andre Jones added 21 to lead Winthrop to an 88-82 overtime victory over Virginia Military Institute on Thursday night.

Winthrop (4-3) scored the first six points of overtime with Matt Morgan's jumper giving them an 80-74 lead with 2:48 remaining in the Big South Conference opener for both teams.

VMI (6-2) twice cut the advantage to two points, including 84-82 with 45 seconds left, but the Eagles scored the final four points on two free throws each from Morgan and Dreher.

Dreher was 8 for 8 from the free throw line and Winthrop finished 26 of 32 from the line (81.3 percent).

Morgan scored 13 points, George Valentine had 11 points and 16 rebounds and Reggie Middleton added 11 points.

Austin Kenon scored 29 points, going 10 for 11 from the free throw line. Rodney Glasgow had 17 points and Stan Okoye finished with 13 points for VMI.