Polk State improved to 2-0 in the Suncoast Conference, beating Hillsborough Community College 71-66 tonight in Tampa.
At halftime the Eagles and Hawks were tied 25-25.
Polk State built a 14-point lead with nine minutes to play, only to see Hillsborough fight back and trail by two, 62-60.
The Hawks could get no closer, however, as the Eagles led 69-64 with a minute left.
Bernard Samuel led the Eagles with 20 points.
Tohi Smith-Milner added 17 points and 9 rebounds.