Scores

Final

Tenn St 65

(8-9, 1-3 OVC)

Jacksonville St 72

(6-12, 1-4 OVC)

    5:30 PM ET, January 7, 2012

    Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, Alabama

    1 2 T
    TNST 22 4365
    JVST 39 3372

    Top Performers

    Tennessee State: R. Covington 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Jacksonville State: B. Williams 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    Jacksonville St. 72, Tennessee St. 65

    Associated Press

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Brian Williams scored 17 points as Jacksonville State held off Tennessee State 72-65 Saturday to snap a four-game skid and post the Gamecocks' first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season.

    Jacksonville State (6-12, 1-4) never trailed and led 39-22 at halftime.

    With the Gamecocks ahead 51-38, Robert Covington scored eight points in a 10- 2 run to get the Tigers (8-9, 1-3) within five, at 53-48 with 5:16 left.

    Jacksonville State pulled away with an 8-2 spurt and hit 13 of 16 free throws in the final 1:46.

    Ronnie Boggs added 12 points and Dion Waiters 10 for the Gamecocks, who outshot Tennessee State 50 percent (24 of 48) to 29.8 percent (17 of 57). The teams attempted a combined 62 free throws, with Jacksonville State 20 of 29 and Tennessee State 27 of 33.

    Covington scored 15 to lead the Tigers, who have lost three in a row.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TNST
    JVST
    Points 65 72
    FG Made-Attempted 17-57 (.298) 24-48 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-20 (.200) 4-11 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-33 (.818) 20-29 (.690)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

    2011-12 Season

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