NCAA Game Summary - Tennessee State at Jacksonville State

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Jacksonville, AL (Sports Network) - Patrick Miller scored 19 points and Kellen Thornton and M.J. Rhett each recorded double-doubles as the Tennessee State Tigers bested the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 66-57, in an Ohio Valley Conference battle at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Miller nailed 12-of-16 shots from the free throw line, Thornton had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Rhett had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Tennessee State (9-7, 3-0 OVC) which had won three straight.

Jacksonville State (10-5, 2-2) was paced by Darion Rackley who scored 22 points while Tarvin Gaines added 17.

The Gamecocks led 26-24 at the end of the first half despite shooting just 28.0 percent from the field by outscoring Tennessee State 9-0 from beyond the arc. The Tigers shot just 37.5 percent in the first 20 minutes.

In the second half the Tigers improved to 47.8 percent shooting and used an 18-10 edge from the free throw line to pull away for the win.

The Tigers had a 34-24 edge on points in the paint and a 47-28 advantage on the boards.

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