Jacksonville St. knocks off Tennessee Tech 74-59 behind Giga (Jan 14, 2017)

BY AP • January 14, 2017

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Norbertas Giga scored 20 points and gathered 12 rebounds, and Malcolm Drumwright had 15 points to lead Jacksonville State past Tennessee Tech 74-59 on Saturday night.

Hakeem Rogers tied the game at 52 for the Golden Eagles with 7:57 left to play. That's when Jacksonville State (12-8, 4-1 Ohio Valley) went on a 22-7 run to put the game out of reach, including an 8-0 finish.

Jacksonville State had a 48-28 edge in rebounding - 18 on the offensive end leading to 18 second-chance points. The Gamecocks have won three straight and are 7-2 in their last nine games.

The Golden Eagles shot just 18 for 51 (35 percent) from the floor.

Rogers led Tennessee Tech (7-13, 3-2) with 15 points, Kajon Mack scored 13 and Curtis Phillips added 10 points. The Golden Eagles have dropped back-to-back conference games after opening league play with three-straight wins.