Jacksonville State holds off Belmont 64-60
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malcolm Drumwright scored 11, Jason Burnell added nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Jacksonville State beat Belmont 64-60 on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks (12-5, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) outscored the Bruins 24-3 over an 8 ½-minute stretch that ended at 52-35 on Cam Martin's 3-point play with 8:52 left.
Jacksonville State cruises past Richmond 94-61
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Norbertas Giga scored 18 points, Christian Cunningham had his eighth career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Jacksonville State cruised by Richmond 94-61 on Monday.
It was JSU's largest margin of victory in a road non-conference game since 2008. The Gamecocks took their biggest lead of the game, 35, on a Tyrik Edwards basket midway through the second half.
Charles blocks shot late, helps EKU beat Jacksonville State
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Nick Mayo scored 22 points and Zach Charles blocked a key shot late to help Eastern Kentucky beat Jacksonville State 68-65 on Thursday night.
Mayo's jumper with 1:20 to play gave Eastern Kentucky a 63-61 lead, and the Colonels shot 4 of 4 from the line to stretch it to 67-64 with 26 seconds left. Greg Tucker missed a 3-pointer for Jacksonville State, but the Gamecocks forced a turnover on the Colonels' next possession.
Jacksonville State downs Tennessee State 63-57
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Greg Tucker scored 24 points and Jacksonville State downed Tennessee State 63-57 on Saturday.
Tucker was 5 of 9 from the floor including four from distance for the Gamecocks (16-12, 8-5 OVC). Malcolm Drumwright added 14 points, Tyrik Edwards had 10 points and Erik Durham had nine points and eight boards.
Tucker sank two 3-pointers, a jumper and three free throws as part of a 22-10 start for the Gamecocks and they led 26-18 at the break.
Jacksonville State handles SIU-Edwardsville 72-61
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Tyrik Edwards scored 16 of his career-high 19 points in the second half and Jacksonville State pulled away for a 72-61 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday.
Christian Cunningham added 12 points and 17 rebounds for Jacksonville State (15-11, 7-4 Ohio Valley Conference), which controlled the boards 44-36. Norbertas Giga got his sixth double-double of the season for the Gamecocks with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Louisiana Monroe beats Jacksonville St. 88-83 in OT
MONROE, La. (AP) — Nick Coppola scored 23 points as Louisiana Monroe beat Jacksonville St. 88-83 in overtime on Saturday night.
The Warhawks (3-5) led throughout the overtime period and Coppola took it to 84-78 on a pair of free throws with 49 seconds to play. Jacksonville State cut the lead to three, 84-81, with 39 seconds remaining but Sam McDaniel and Marcus Washington combined for four at the line in the final seconds keep the Warhawks on top.