Jacksonville, AL (Sports Network) - Brian Williams scored a game-high 18
points to lead the Jacksonville State Gamecocks to an 83-62 victory over the
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Pete Mathews Coliseum, as both teams
opened Ohio Valley Conference play.
For the Gamecocks (9-3, 1-0 OVC), Darion Rackley added 16 points, Tarvin
Gaines finished with 15 points and Ronnie Boggs scored 14 points.
Jud Dillard led the Golden Eagles (6-7, 0-1) with 12 points and Jeremiah
Samarrippas chipped in with 11 points.
Jacksonville State shot well to open the contest, connecting on 54.2 percent
of its shots from the field, including 4-of-9 from beyond the 3-point
arc, as the Gamecocks went into halftime with a 39-28 lead. Tennessee Tech
made just 32.3 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half and
missed all three of its 3-point attempts.
After the break, the Gamecocks pushed their advantage by improving to 55.6
percent shooting from the field. The Golden Eagles also upped their shooting
percentage, making 41.9 percent of their field goal attempts in the second
half, including 3-of-9 from 3-point range. Jacksonville State used a 17-0
run early in the second half to take complete control of the game, as the
Gamecocks coasted to the easy victory.
The Gamecocks took advantage of the Golden Eagles' mistakes, converting 16
turnovers into 24 points. The Golden Eagles did have the edge on the boards,
outrebounding the Gamecocks 40-32.
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