Jacksonville State beats Massachusetts, 75-74
AMHERST, Mass. (AP)—Jonathan Toles scored 18 points, including a runner from the key with eight seconds to play, as Jacksonville State beat Massachusetts, 75-74, on Monday.
The Gamecocks (3-1) fell behind 74-69 after Massachusetts mounted a dramatic 15-3 run in the final minutes. A four-point play by Brandon Crawford, however, set up the winning shot for Toles.
Crawford ended with 17 points and Geddes Robinson added 10 rebounds for Jacksonville State.
It was the home debut for Massachusetts and new coach Derek Kellogg.
Massachusetts (1-3) led 34-31 at halftime, but trailed by seven points several times in the second half before making its determined comeback.
Tony Gaffney had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Massachusetts. Chris Lowe added 20 points.
Massachusetts trailed most of the first half, holding an early margin at 13-9 before Jacksonville went on an 11-4 run.