Jacksonville State vs Tennessee State

Tennessee St. 66, Jacksonville St. 60


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kellen Thornton and Patrick Miller each scored 17 points to help Tennessee State hold off Jacksonville State 66-60 in an Ohio Valley Conference game Thursday night.

Jordan Cyphers added 10 points for Tennessee State (12-7, 6-0), which has won eight straight at home.

M.J. Rhett finished with nine points and 10 boards for the Tigers, who outrebounded Jacksonville State 30-22.

Trailing at halftime 33-22, Jacksonville State shot 65.2 percent (15 for 23) in the second half and got within one possession in the final minute. Deshawn Dockery's 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and 1 of 2 free throws by Miller, sealed the victory for the Tigers.

Tennessee State shot 50 percent (22 of 44) for the game and 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from downtown.

Ronnie Boggs scored 17 points for the Gamecocks (12-6, 4-3), who have yet to beat Tennessee State since joining the OVC in 2003-2004.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Jacksonville State (12-6)223860
Tennessee State (12-7) «333366

Related Video


CBSSports Shop

Jacksonville State Gamecocks
T. Gaines, F335-103-640214
N. Cook, F262-51-24135
B. Williams, G404-101-514210
R. Boggs, G377-112-353217
M. Leggett, G262-30-03444
R. Mafra222-23-42027
G. Smith101-30-00123
A. Anderson50-10-01000
D. Moore10-00-00000
Totals 23-4510-2022131760
Tennessee State Tigers
K. Thornton, F386-103-560217
M. Rhett, F294-71-110049
J. Cyphers, G312-64-413010
P. Miller, G306-93-343217
T. Fredrick, G100-20-01010
D. Dockery231-40-04233
J. Harris162-32-21127
M. Green120-11-21011
J. Gaither111-20-00122
Totals 22-4414-1730101766
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.11-521-12156
Morehead St.10-617-17201
Jax. State5-1112-19304
Tenn. Tech4-1212-18290
Tenn. St.2-145-26341
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.16-029-663
UT Martin10-621-13177
Eastern Ill.9-718-15173
SE Miss. St.7-913-17289
Austin Peay3-138-22318
Other games
MICH 83 Final
FLA 68 Final
NW 68 Final
ILL 54
GT 57 Final
ORST 64 Final
STJO 86 Final
VCU 92
GONZ 71 Final
ORE 76 Final
USC 74