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CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Jamall Gregory dunked it for a late three-point lead and Jacksonville State made six straight free throws in the last 36 seconds to edge North Florida 83-78 Wednesday in the title game of the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge.
Maurice Dunlap made two free throws with 1.7 seconds left - one on either side of a North Florida timeout - to ice the game.
The win was the second straight for the Gamecocks, who opened the season 0-3. Jason Burnell led Jacksonville State with a season-high 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and Gregory was named the divisional MVP after scoring 16.
J.T. Escobar led North Florida with 24 points coming via eight 3-pointers, including two in the final 26 seconds to keep the Ospreys close. His shot from behind the arc with 2.6 seconds on the clock cut the gap to 81-78.
Wajid Aminu added 15 points and Noah Horchler 14 with nine boards for the Ospreys.
Updated November 21, 2018