Adams leads Jacksonville St. on 65-64 Tennessee St.

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Darian Adams finished his career with 21 points and Brandon Huffman scored the game winner five seconds from time when Jacksonville State beat Tennessee State 65-64 on Thursday night.

Named Ohio Valley Conference newcomer of the week on Monday, Huffman added 17 points with five rebounds for the state of Jacksonville, perhaps his biggest hit in the final 21 seconds. Huffman grabbed the rebound of a missed free throw from Tennessee State after 21 seconds and put the ball down for Jacksonville State’s first lead in the second half with five ticks remaining.

The Gamecocks (8-4, 4-2 OVC) have won their fourth home win in a row. Jay Pal added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Ravel Moody reached a career height of 24 points and had six rebounds for the Tigers (2-7, 1-5). Mark Freeman added 15 points and eight rebounds. Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. had 11 points.

Tennessee State led from the time Fitzgerald hit a 3-pointer on his first shot about two minutes into the game until the last five seconds.


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