Leslie Nkereuwem made a pair of free throws with 1:21 to play to put Longwood on top 66-64 but couldn't capitalize when the Highlanders had a turnover on the ensuing possession. Fah'Mir Ali made 1 of 2 free throws to make it a one-point game with 27 seconds left but Jeffers quickly stole the ball.
Ali missed a layup but Lewis Djonkam grabbed the offensive rebound and made two free throws.
Going for the typing 3-pointer, Bennett Mohn put up a shot from the left corner but Jeffers knocked it down. The Lancers came up with the loose ball but couldn't get up a shot.
It was the first Big South Conference matchup of the season for both teams, who will play again Tuesday night.
Dravon Mangum had 14 points for Radford (2-4) and Ali added 12.
Juan Munoz scored a career-high 29 points for the Lancers (1-4).
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