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Date of game: 1/17/2013

Recap: Tennessee St vs. Jacksonville St

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Kellen Thornton and Patrick Miller each scored 17 points to lead the Tennessee State Tigers over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 66-60, in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup at Gentry Complex.

Jordan Cyphers added 10 points and M.J. Rhett pulled down 10 rebounds for the Tigers (12-7 6-0 OVC), who have won seven straight games.

Ronnie Boggs led the Gamecocks (12-6, 4-3) with 17 points, while Tarvin Gaines finished with 14 points and Brian Williams chipped in with 10 points.

TSU shot 55 percent from the field in the first half, while holding the Gamecocks to just 36.4 percent. The Tigers ended the half on a 22-9 run and took a 33-22 lead into halftime.

The Gamecocks started the second half off strong and took a 43-42 lead following a 21-9 run. TSU responded with a surge of its own, pushing the score to 53-45 in its favor. JSU again fought back and was able to cut its deficit to just one with three minutes to play, but it was not able to take the lead, as the Tigers held on for the victory and remained perfect in conference play.

TSU held the rebounding advantage over JSU, 30-22.

Game Notes

Mountain West teams have edge in early bowl matchups

The Mountain West Conference has struggled in bowl games the last two years with a 6-7 record both straight up and against the spread. However, five of those 13 games were against Pac-12 teams.

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