JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tevin Galvin tied his career high with 15 points to lead Jacksonville to a 70-61 victory over Stetson in the Atlantic Sun Conference opener for both teams.
The Dolphins (5-1), who won their fifth straight for their best start since the 2000-01 season, forced 17 turnovers and outrebounded Stetson (1-4) 38-30. Their 16 offensive rebounds led to 20 second-chance points.Ayron Hardy's tip-in gave Jacksonville a 37-22 lead with 17:30 left, but Stetson cut the advantage to 59-52 on Tyshawn Patterson's jumper with 3:54 to play.Keith McDougald countered by converting a three-point play for a 10-point lead, ending the rally.McDougald added 13 points and Hardy and Glenn Powell had 11 points each for Jacksonville. Hardy also had eight rebounds.Ridge Graham had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead the Hatters. Jermol Paul had 11 points and Patterson scored 10.