Tennessee State turns back Jacksonville State 65-47
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) Ken’Darrius Hamilton and Delano Spencer scored 15 apiece and Hamilton added seven rebounds to lead Tennessee State to a 65-47 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday night.
Kamar McKnight came off the bench to score 11 with five boards for the Tigers (14-11, 9-5 Ohio Valley Conference), who won for the sixth straight time and pulled into a fourth-place tie in conference play with Jacksonville State. Tennessee State made half of its 44 shots from the floor and held an opponent below 50 points for the fourth time this season.
Malcolm Drumwright had 19 points to pace the Gamecocks (18-9, 9-5), while Norbertas Giga grabbed 12 rebounds. Jacksonville State made just 34 percent from the floor (16 of 47). The Gamecocks shot 29 percent from distance and 56 percent at the free-throw line.
Tennessee State led 33-25 at halftime. Jacksonville State trailed by 13 with 4:40 left to play, but the Gamecocks didn’t score again until Cam Martin’s jumper at the buzzer.