- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

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.

Two more Tucker 3s stretched it to 32-21 early in the second half. Tennessee State fought back and an Armani Chaney 3-pointer gave the Tigers (15-11, 6-7) a brief 40-39 edge with 6:12 remaining. Drumwright answered with a 3 of his own to put the Gamecocks back up and they led the rest of the way.

Wayne Martin scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds for the Tigers.



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