Winthrop (7-5) held a slim 30-29 halftime advantage. Bjorn Broman nailed a 3-pointer to start the second half that saw the Eagles go up 52-38 following an Anders Broman trey at the 9:53 mark. The Panthers failed to close the gap.
The Eagles shot 50 percent (24-48) from the floor while holding High Point to 20-of-63 (32 percent) shooting. Winthrop also won the rebound battle 43-30.
Jim Calhoun, who has a career record of 873-380 and led UConn to three national titles before retiring in 2012, has been hired as coach at Saint Joseph.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes a tentative ruling making show-cause orders illegal in California would threaten NCAA membership for state schools.
Guard James Bouknight, ranked 87th in the ESPN 100, is the first player from the Class of 2019 to commit to UConn and first-year coach Dan Hurley.