Jacksonville State beats Tennessee Tech 51-44
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Christian Cunningham scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Jacksonville State beat Tennessee Tech 51-44 on Saturday night in a regular season finale with postseason implications.
The Gamecocks (20-11, 11-7 Ohio Valley Conference) came into the game tied with Tennessee Tech for fourth place in the OVC standings after upsetting Belmont 78-67 on Thursday. The win gives them the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament.
JSU took an early lead in the first half and held it, building to a 26-19 advantage at the break.
Malcolm Drumwright sank a 3-pointer early in the second and Burnell and Jamall Gregory had back-to-back dunks midway to help push the lead to 45-35 with 9:23 to play. Tennessee Tech cut it to 51-48 with 4:34 to go but could not get closer.