Recap: SIU Edwardsville vs. Jacksonville St
Edwardsville, IL (Sports Network) - Brian Williams scored 19 points and dished out eight assists to lead the Jacksonville State Gamecocks to a 75-62 road win over the SIU Edwardsville Cougars in Ohio Valley Conference play at the Vadalabene Center.
The bench came up huge for JSU (11-5, 3-2 OVC) as Ronnie Boggs and Tarvin Gaines combined for 30 points with 16 and 14, respectively, while hitting 10- of-11 at the foul line. Nick Cook added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting and Darion Rackley scored 11 points.
Jerome Jones led the Cougars (4-9, 0-3) with 15 points while Michael Messer scored 14 points to go along with nine boards. Kris Davis filled the stat sheet with eight points, six assists and five boards as SIUE suffered its fourth consecutive loss.
A back and forth first half resulted in a 32-29 lead for the Cougars at halftime. The Gamecocks hit 5-of-8 shots from behind the arc but got outrebounded, 16-10.
JSU trailed 40-31 after a Davis 3-pointer before putting together a 21-2 run midway through the second period. Gaines scored all 14 of his points in the final 16:53 of the contest.
Both teams scored 34 points in the paint while JSU outscored the Cougars in transition, 10-0. The Gamecocks improved to 2-1 all-time against SIUE.Game Notes