RICHMOND, K.Y. | Jacksonville University rallied late in regulation, but couldn’t do it again in overtime.
Eastern Kentucky led for most of the game and finally came away with a 70-65 overtime victory on Saturday night.
Jace Hogan had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Dolphins, who trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half. The Dolphins mounted a furious comeback with a 16-2 run and Hogan tied the game at 59 on a tip-in with 19 seconds remaining, which led to overtime.
But JU (3-6) never led in overtime. The Dolphins cut a five-point deficit to 64-63 on a Jalyn Hinton dunk with 2:08 left, but Eastern Kentucky scored the next five points to put the game away.
Cody Helgeland added 15 points for the Dolphins and guard Devin Harris had seven points and 12 rebounds.
Nick Mayo (22 points, 12 rebounds) and DeAndre Dishman (11 points, 12 rebounds) had double-doubles for the Colonels (4-4).