Tennessee St. 68, Jacksonville St. 63
Robert Covington had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Tennessee
State rallied from an 18-point deficit to defeat Jacksonville State
68-63 on Thursday night.
Jacksonville State quickly turned a 28-18 halftime lead into an
18-point advantage with 17:58 remaining in the game. But the Tigers
made up the difference by shooting 58.3 percent (14 of 24) in the
second half and outscored the Gamecocks 50-35 in the final 20
The Tigers held only a 27-26 rebounding edge, but turned 10
offensive boards into an 18-8 edge on second-chance points. The
Tigers also outscored the Gamecocks 26-14 in the paint.
Kenny Moore added 15 points and Wil Peters had 11 for the Tigers
(9-9, 6-2 Ohio Valley Conference), who have won three in a row.
Nick Murphy scored 18 points and Jeremy Bynum chipped in with 17
for the Gamecocks (2-16, 0-8), who have lost 13 straight.