SAN FRANCISCO -- Mark Tollefsen scored 22 points, Cole Dickerson added 18 and San Francisco held off Northern Kentucky 73-68 on Thursday night in the final Division I game of the 2012-13 regular season.
Dickerson added 14 rebounds for the Dons (15-16), and Tollefsen was 4 of 4 from 3-point range. Tim Derksen chipped in 16 points, including three 3-pointers.
Chad Jackson had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Norse (11-16), who pulled within three points in the final minute of play but couldn't get any closer. Tollefsen made two free throws with 36 seconds left to help secure the victory.
The game was an oddity, since the rest of the country is involved in conference tournaments this week. San Francisco was eliminated from the West Coast Conference tournament by Loyola Marymount last week, while Northern Kentucky, of the Atlantic Sun Conference, is transitioning into Division I and ineligible for postseason play.
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Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.