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Louisiana-Monroe 57, Jacksonville St. 50

NORMAL, Ill. -- Tommie Sykes had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Louisiana-Monroe to a 57-50 victory against Jacksonville State in a Global Sports Roundball Classic game on Friday night.

Lawrence Gilbert had 13 points and Hugh Mingo 11 for the Warhawks (2-3), who used just seven players.

Nick Murphy scored 13 points and Jeremy Bynum 11 for the Gamecocks (1-4).

Mingo's 3-pointer with 8:38 remaining gave Louisiana-Monroe a 42-40 cushion. The Warhawks never relinquished the lead.