Jacksnvlst 30 35 65
Tennst 31 39 70
Date of game: 1/4/2014

Recap: Tennessee St vs. Jacksonville St

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Miller scored 19 points, helping the Tennessee State Tigers defeat the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 70-65, in Ohio Valley Conference play at the Gentry Center.

Jacquan Nobles recorded 11 points for the Tigers (2-14, 1-2 OVC), who snapped a four-game losing streak. M.J. Rhett secured 13 rebounds and tallied eight points.

Brian Williams logged 19 points for the Gamecocks (7-11, 1-2), who have lost three out of their last five games. D.J. Felder and Avery Moore added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

The Gamecocks shot 45.8 percent from the field in the opening half, including 4-of-11 from the perimeter. The Tigers, shooting just 37 percent from the floor, made up for it at the free-throw line with 9-of-10 accuracy and led 31-30 at halftime.

The Tigers improved to shoot 50 percent from the field in the second half, including 6-of-11 from beyond the arc. On the other end, the Gamecocks shot 44.4 percent, with only 1-of-6 falling from the outside.

TSU out-rebounded its opponent 35-28 and pulled out a tough-fought win.

Game Notes

Marshall - The class of Conference USA

Conference USA has added two new teams this season (Old Dominion and Western Ky) and lost three (Tulsa, East Carolina and Tulane) but it is really a one team league. And that team is Marshall.

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