San Francisco pulled within eight points, 48-40 with 11:02 to play. The Mustangs answered with a 17-3 run to stretch their lead to 65-43 with 4:46 left. Chiefy Ugbaja made one of two free throws for San Francisco at the 4:10 mark. The Gators then missed their last three field goal attempts, and the Mustangs their last four shots to end it.
Derrick Brown scored 15 points and Malik Edwards added 10 points to lead San Francisco State. Sebastian Flores had five assists for the Gators.