Jacksonville State vs Austin Peay

Jacksonville St. 75, Austin Peay 70


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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Jacksonville State (15-17) «314475
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
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
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
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