ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP)Kelton Talford scored 23 points as Winthrop beat Piedmont 78-56 on Wednesday night.

Talford added 11 rebounds for the Eagles (1-1). Cory Hightower scored 15 points and added nine rebounds and five assists.

Orry Clements-Owens led the Lions (0-1) in scoring, finishing with 12 points and two steals. Ryan Jolly added 10 points.

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Winthrop plays Saturday against Middle Tennessee at home. Piedmont visits Georgia Southern on Wednesday.

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