Jacksonville hangs on to beat South Carolina State 71-69

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tyreese Davis scored 14 points and DeAnthony McCallum made two free throws with seven seconds left as Jacksonville held on to beat South Carolina State 71-69 on Saturday night.

The Dolphins (4-5) had a 67-60 lead with 1:27 remaining but Damni Applewhite had a bucket and a free throw and Rayshawn Neal added baskets around two free throws by Jacksonville’s Aamahne Santos to get the Dolphins within 69-67 with eight seconds left before McCallum’s free throws. Applewhite had a final basket at game’s end.

Jacksonville’s Jalyn Hinton grabbed 11 rebounds and had a career-high eight blocks. He has 30 blocks and the team 62 this season. Jace Hogan scored 13 points and McCallum 11.

Davis scored nine points in leading Jacksonville to a 31-23 lead at halftime.

Applewhite scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, Neal added 14 points and Armani Hill and Janai Raynor Powell 10 each for the Bulldogs (1-8), who have lost eight straight.