Rivera's free throws help Stetson over Jacksonville 70-67
Brian Pegg scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Kentwan Smith and Divine Myles added 12 points each and Grant Lozoya pitched in 10 for the Hatters (9-20, 3-10 Atlantic Sun), who assisted on 16 of their 23 made baskets.
J.R. Holder had a career-high 25 points, Marcel White had 14 and Kori Babineaux 10 for the Dolphins (9-21, 3-10). Jacksonville grabbed 17 offensive rebounds opposite Stetson's five and shot 18 more times, but only shot 38.3 percent.
Holder made back-to-back layups with under three minutes to go to cut Stetson's lead to four, the smallest deficit since the first half, but Rivera made 4-of-6 free throws in the last minute to hold on.