Stetson holds off Kennesaw St. for 68-65 win

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) Willie Green scored 24 points and Raymone Andrews hit 4 of 4 free throws in the final 29 seconds as Stetson held off a Kennesaw State rally for a 68-65 win Thursday night.

Stetson (6-14, 4-4 Atlantic Sun) jumped out to a 7-1 lead, used a 9-0 run to push its lead to double-digits with 12:26 left in the first half, took a 36-26 advantage into the break and never trailed.

Kennesaw State, however, scored the first eight points of the second half and Orlando Coleman’s dunk with 1:06 to play pulled the Owls (4-17, 1-5) within one, 64-63.

Andrews was perfect from the stripe down the stretch and Myles Hamilton missed a potentially game-tying 3-pointer with 4 seconds left for Kennesaw State.

Brian Pegg and Kentwan Smith scored 13 apiece for the Hatters. Andrews added 10.

Delbert Love and Orlando Coleman led KSU with 13 points each.