SC State 74, Jacksonville 72

Matthew Hezekiah’s tip-in with one second left Wednesday night

gave South Carolina State a 74-72 victory over Jacksonville in a

nonconference thriller.

The tip-in by the 6-foot-11 Hezekiah, after a missed layup by

Adama Adams, denied a furious last-minute comeback by the Dolphins

(3-5). Jacksonville got three 3-point baskets in the final minute,

the first and third by Dylan Fritsch (14 points) to tie it at

72-all. The Dolphins had fallen behind 45-30 at halftime.

The Bulldogs (4-3) jumped out to a 17-9 lead. They went up 25-12

midway through the half, leading by as many as 17 points.

For South Carolina State, Adams (16 points) led three teammates

in double figures. Patrick Myers scored 15 points, and Hezekiah and

Darryl Palmer finished with 12 each.

Fritsch led Jacksonville with 14 points. Jarvis Haywood and

Kordario Fleming added 13 each while Javon Dawson chipped in

10.