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.