Jacksonville State vs Austin Peay

Jacksonville St. 75, Austin Peay 70

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Brian Williams sank a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left and then tacked on a fast-break basket to help Jacksonville State beat Austin Peay 75-70 Wednesday night in the Ohio Valley Conference first round.

Williams scored all 18 of his points in the second half, including the trey that gave the seventh-seeded Gamecocks (15-17) a 72-70 lead over the sixth-seeded Governors (12-20).

Darion Rackley added 16 points and Tarvin Gaines 12 for Jacksonville State, which plays No. 4 seed Morehead State in Thursday's quarterfinals.

Senior TyShwan Edmondson scored 19 of his 22 points, including three 3s, in the first half for Austin Peay, the preseason favorite. Melvin Baker added a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

The Gamecocks, who have won nine of their last 12, have won only one other OVC tournament game (2006).

The Gamecocks came into the game 1-17 against Austin Peay, which beat Tennessee this season.

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Austin Peay (12-20)393170

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Jacksonville State Gamecocks
N. Cook, F323-60-07346
T. Gaines, F275-102-241412
R. Boggs, G394-103-486311
B. Williams, G378-170-021118
G. White, G232-42-42007
D. Rackley314-95-523316
R. Mafra101-23-43045
M. Leggett10-00-01010
Totals 27-5815-1932142075
 46.6%78.9% 
Austin Peay Governors
M. Baker, F348-134-7130320
J. Fraley, C375-70-461310
T. Edmondson, G408-162-232222
J. Terry, G353-92-43528
H. Lawrence, G201-21-12223
J. Blake241-20-04103
W. Triggs91-12-20024
J. Clyburn10-10-00000
Totals 27-5111-2032111470
 52.9%55% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont12-420-1295
Tenn. St.11-520-11148
Tenn. Tech11-519-11134
Morehead St.11-523-14127
Eastern Ky.6-1015-16210
Jax. State4-128-23309
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UT Martin10-620-15212
Murray St.10-617-14169
Eastern Ill.9-713-17271
Austin Peay7-918-18189
SIUE3-136-22305
SE Miss. St.2-145-24342
 
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