JSU, Murray State meet in OVC semis
Jacksonville State (24-8, 16-3) vs. No. 2 seed Murray State (25-4, 16-2)
Ohio Valley Conference Tourney Semifinals, Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
UTM meets JSU in OVC quarters
UT Martin (12-18, 7-12) vs. No. 3 seed Jacksonville State (23-8, 15-3)
Ohio Valley Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana; Thursday, 9:30 p.m. EST
JSU looks to extend streak vs SIUE
Jacksonville State (22-8, 14-3) vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (10-19, 6-11)
Sam M. Vadalabene Center, Edwardsville, Illinois; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
JSU looks to extend streak vs E. Illinois
Jacksonville State (21-8, 13-3) vs. Eastern Illinois (14-15, 7-9)
Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jacksonville State looks for its sixth straight...
Gregory leads Jacksonville St past E Kentucky 104-101 in 2OT
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jamall Gregory scored 21 points, Jason Burnell scored 20 and Jacksonville State's 5-0 run in the closing seconds of the second overtime gave the Gamecocks a 104-101 win...
JSU looks to extend streak vs EKU
Eastern Kentucky (12-16, 5-10) vs. Jacksonville State (20-8, 12-3)
Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, Alabama; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
Burnell carries Jacksonville St. over Morehead St. 65-64
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell tallied 19 points and 12 rebounds as Jacksonville State narrowly defeated Morehead State 65-64 on Thursday night. Christian Cunningham added 13 points and...
Jacksonville St tops Tennessee Tech 67-57, shares 2nd in OVC
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Burnell and Marlon Hunter combined for 41 points and Jacksonville State defeated Tennessee Tech 67-57 Thursday night.
With the win, Jacksonville State finds itself in a second-place tie with Austin Peay in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Gamecocks and the Governors are 10-3 after Austin Peay was tipped 73-71 by Murray State Thursday. Murray State and Belmont share first place at 11-2.
Hunter lifts Jacksonville St past SE Missouri St 81-64
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Marlon Hunter had a career-high 27 points plus 12 rebounds as Jacksonville State defeated Southeast Missouri 81-64 on Saturday.
Hunter made 5 of 6 3-pointers.
Detrick Mostella had 15 points for Jacksonville State (17-8, 9-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Christian Cunningham added 14 rebounds.
Parks’ late 3 lets UT Martin upset Jacksonville State, 66-64
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Preston Parks hit the game-winning 3-pointer with more than a minute left to lift UT Martin to a 66-64 win over Jacksonville State in an Ohio Valley Conference battle on Thursday night.
The loss knocks Jacksonville State two games back of the three-team logjam atop the conference standings.
Burnell, Hunter lead Jacksonville St to win in OVC showdown
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell had 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, Marlon Hunter scored 24 points, and Jacksonville State defeated Murray State 88-68 on Thursday night in a showdown for first-place in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Jacksonville State holds SIU-Edwardsville to 54 points
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jacara Cross added 15 points, and Jacksonville State routed SIU-Edwardsville 90-54 on Saturday for its largest margin of victory over an Ohio Valley Conference opponent in school history.
Marlon Hunter scored 14 points for the Gamecocks (12-5, 4-0), who never trailed and shot 60 percent in winning their fifth straight.
Burnell scores 18, Jacksonville State rallies to 69-62 win
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell scored 18 points and Marlon Hunter added 15 as Jacksonville State rallied in the second half to defeat Eastern Illinois 69-62 in an early meeting of Ohio Valley Conference unbeaten teams on Thursday.
Jacksonville State (11-5, 3-0) led by a point at halftime but surged ahead 39-29 when Burnell buried back-to-back 3-pointers to open the second half.
Mostella, Hudson lead Jacksonville St past Tennessee St
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Detrick Mostella scored 15 points, Ty Hudson added 12 and Jacksonville State held off cold-shooting Tennessee State 69-62 on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks were down 51-47 when the Tigers scored with 9:54 remaining. Then the Tigers had six turnovers and five misses before their next bucket with 1:09 to play to trail 63-58.
Burnell leads Jacksonville State past North Alabama, 64-50
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell had 19 points and nine rebounds and Marlon Hunter scored 15 to help Jacksonville State beat North Alabama 64-50 on Tuesday night.
Burnell made 9 of 11 free throws and had two blocks and two steals. Ty Hudson added 11 points for the Gamecocks (7-4), who won 76-65 at North Alabama on Dec. 1.
Wichita State holds Jacksonville St. at bay with 69-65 win
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Samajae Haynes-Jones scored 17 points and Markis McDuffie made the go-ahead jumper with 4:31 left and Wichita State beat Jacksonville State 69-65 on Wednesday night.
Hunter scores season-high 23, Jacksonville State wins 76-65
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Marlon Hunter scored a career-high 23 points, leading four into double-figure scoring as Jacksonville State led all the way to defeat North Alabama 76-65 Saturday, pushing its win streak to four.
Bar scores 20, Childs 15 for unbeaten Bradley in 73-65 win
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Koch Bar scored 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting and grabbed six rebounds as Bradley led all the way and defeated Jacksonville State 73-65 Wednesday night, getting off to a 3-0 start for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
Sharkey’s big night leads Samford in 92-72 victory
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josh Sharkey scored 22 points, had 10 assists and made eight steals and Samford defeated Jacksonville State 92-72 on Friday night.
Sharkey was 5 of 8 from the field and hit 10 of 11 free throws in leading five Bulldogs (2-0) in double-figure scoring. Ruben Guerrero had 14 points, Brandon Austin and Myron Gordon 13 each and Robert Allen 11. Samford shot 55 percent and made 10 of 18 from the arc, led by three from Austin, who had a team-leading seven rebounds.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Terrell Miller Jr. had 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and No. 1 seed Murray State advanced to the Ohio Valley Conference championship with a 70-63 win over No. 4 seed Jacksonville State on Friday night.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Marlon Hunter and Jamall Gregory scored 18 points apiece and Malcolm Drumwright sank 1 of 2 free throws with 2 seconds left to help No. 4 seed Jacksonville State hold off fifth-seeded Tennessee Tech 73-70 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
The win sends the Gamecocks (21-11) to a semifinal game against No. 1 seed Murray State (24-5) on Friday.
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.
Jacksonville St. upsets Belmont, 78-67; tied for 4th in OVC
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Marlon Hunter turned a 3-point play and Malcolm Drumwright drilled a trey and Jacksonville State posted a 78-67 upset of Belmont in an Ohio Valley Conference thriller Thursday night.
With the loss the Bruins trail conference leader Murray State by two games and have a one-game lead over third-place Austin Peay. Jacksonville State is now tied with Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech for fourth place.
Austin Peay beats Jacksonville State 60-57
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Averyl Ugba scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Austin Peay beat Jacksonville State 60-57 on Saturday night.
Zach Glotta and Steve Harris added 11 points apiece for the Governors (16-12, 11-5 Ohio Valley Conference) who are third in the conference standings behind Murray State and Belmont.
Austin Peay scored first and led all the way taking a 31-21 advantage into the break.
Murray State tops Jacksonville State for eighth straight win
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Jonathan Stark played all 40 minutes and scored 32 points with five assists and four rebounds to propel Murray State past Jacksonville State 68-60 on Thursday night for its eighth straight victory.
Burnell’s career night leads Gamecocks to big win
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell had career-highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Marlon Hunter added 17 points as Jacksonville State beat Tennessee Tech 82-65 on Thursday night.
The win broke a tie in the Ohio Valley Conference standings between the two teams and sent the Gamecocks (18-8, 9-4) into a tie for third with Austin Peay, which lost to Murray State.