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).
Iowa State beats Texas Southern 85-73
Marial Shayok scored a career-high 26 points, freshman Talen Horton-Tucker had 26 as well and Iowa State held off Texas Southern 85-73 on Monday night for its third straight win.
Niagara wins season-opener, beats St. Bonaventure 80-72
Marvin Prochet had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Niagara win its season opener with an 80-72 victory over St. Bonaventure on Monday night.
Youngstown State beats D-III Heidelberg 106-83
Garrett Covington scored 21 points, Olamide Pedersen had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Youngstown State beat Division III-member Heidelberg 106-83 on Monday night.