Both teams had poor shooting games, neither reached 40 percent from the field and combined to go just 9 of 36 from 3-point range. However Bethune-Cookman hit 10 more free throws than Jacksonville, and got to the line 12 more times overall.
Bethune-Cookman held a 35-21 lead at the break, on the strength of a 14-5 stretch to open the game. Jacksonville would storm back in the second half however, cutting the lead to three with 1:03 left. Four Johnson free throws would put the game away for the Wildcats.