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.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.