Romeo Crouch scored 12 points with nine rebounds and Davon Bell added 11 points with nine assists for the Blue Hose (11-17, 4-11 Big South Conference), who outscored the Panthers 28-20 in the paint and shot 11 of 21 from 3-point range (52.4 percent).
Crouch's tip-in put the Blue Hose up 44-43 and they led by 14 on Dillard's free throws with 4:41 left. The Panthers closed to 67-62 on Jahaad Proctor's 3 with 48 seconds left, but got no closer.
High Point took control early and led by as many as 11 in the first half before Dillard's 3-point play sparked a 13-2 run capped by Bell's layup to tie it at 29 at halftime.
Proctor scored 20 points for the Panthers (12-14, 7-8).
San Diego State beats Xavier 79-74 in Maui
Jalen McDaniels scored 25 points, Devin Watson added 21 and San Diego State held off Xavier 79-74 on Tuesday to earn a spot in the Maui Invitational fifth-place game.
Colorado State beats FGCU 82-74 in Gulf Coast Showcase
Freshman Kendle Moore and Anthony Masinton-Bonner each scored 17 points, leading Colorado State past Florida Gulf Coast 82-74 on Tuesday in the Gulf Coast Showcase
No. 22 Buffalo looks to protect ranking against Dartmouth
Buffalo gained national notoriety with its decisive victory over Arizona in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, and the Bulls are still handling top-tier opponents.