JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Keith McDougald scored 21 points and converted a go-ahead layup with 12 seconds left to lift Jacksonville over South Carolina-Upstate 68-64 Thursday night in Atlantic Sun Conference play.
Jacksonville shot 50 percent (12 of 24) in the opening frame, compared to 23 percent (7 of 30) for South Carolina-Upstate (14-15, 8-8), but fell to 37 percent (14 of 37) in the second half as the Spartans rallied to tie it 54-54 with 44 seconds left.
But McDougald converted his layup after a Jacksonville timeout and Haywood stole the ball from Adrian Rodgers on the Spartans' ensuing possession to seal it.
Ty Greene paced South Carolina-Upstate with 14 points but the Spartans went just 4-of-17 shooting from deep.
DeAndre Ayton, No. 1 in the Class of 2017, and a few other top names took center stage at Nike EYBL Session 4.
Freshman Malik Newman will transfer from Mississippi State after averaging 11.3 points per game last season.
Illinois, led by Malcolm Hill, Leron Black and Mike Thorne, looks to return to the NCAA tourney after missing it for three consecutive seasons.