NCAA Basketball

Jacksonville State Gamecocks (18-9)


Sat. 2/20 Thu. 2/25 Sat. 2/27 Thu. 3/4 Fri. 3/5
@ TennSt 
W 77-76
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vs. Murray 
W 87-74
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vs. APSU 
W 75-67
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vs. Murray 
W 68-65
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@ Belmnt 
L 69-72
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Belmont edges Jacksonville St. 72-69 in OVC tourney

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Luke Smith matched his career high with 24 points as top-seeded Belmont narrowly defeated No. 4 seed Jacksonville State 72-69 in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament on Friday night.

Smith made 6 of 9 3-pointers. Grayson Murphy added 14 points, 12 assists and six rebounds for Belmont (26-3). Nick Muszynski had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Tate Pierson had 10 points.

Amanze Ngumezi tied a career high with 20 points for the Gamecocks (18-9). Darian Adams added 13 points. Jalen Finch had 11 points and six rebounds. Kayne Henry had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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Leaders
Points: D. Adams15.7
Rebounds: B. Huffman6.5
Assists: J. Finch4.8
FG%: D. Adams42.8%
FT%: J. Finch77.3%
3P%: D. King41.5%
Steals: J. Finch1.3
Blocks: B. Huffman1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-3
3 Baylor21-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Iowa20-7
6 West Virginia18-8
7 Ohio State18-8
8 Alabama21-6
9 Houston21-3
10 Villanova16-5
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-3
3 Baylor21-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Alabama21-6
5 West Virginia18-8
7 Houston21-3
8 Iowa20-7
9 Villanova16-5
10 Ohio State18-8
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Belmont 18-2 26-4
Morehead State 17-3 23-7
Eastern Kentucky 15-5 22-7
Jacksonville State 13-6 18-9
Austin Peay 10-10 14-13
Murray State 10-10 13-13
Southeast Missouri State 9-11 11-16
SIUE 7-12 9-17
Eastern Illinois 6-14 9-18
UT Martin 6-14 8-16
Tennessee Tech 5-15 5-22
Tennessee State 3-17 4-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.3 (104)
Rebounds: 11.1 (84)
Assists: 14.2 (106)
FG%: 46.1% (71)
FT%: 68.5% (248)
3P%: 35.6% (86)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.6 (132)
Rebounds: 27.7 (41)
Assists: 13.0 (186)
FG%: 41.0% (52)
FT%: 67.5% (44)
3P%: 32.8% (127)
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