On Thursday, Jacksonville State heads to Gentry Complex to take on Tennessee State. Tip-off occurs at 8:00 EST. The Gamecocks lost to the Tigers 66-57 on January 5th and are 3-6 against them over the last four years.
Jacksonville State is in 5th place in the Ohio Valley, Tennessee State is in 1st place.
In their last game, Tarvin Gaines put up 22 points and 5 rebounds in the Gamecocks 61-55 win over Eastern Illinois on January 12th. He is putting up 13.8 points per game while also averaging 4.8 rebounds per game. For the Tigers, Kellen Thornton finished with 28 points and 16 rebounds in the 81-69 win over Southeast Missouri State on January 12th. He is averaging 14.6 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 7.9 per game. A key area of strength for Tennessee State is free throw rate at 41.6, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 47th nationally).
StatSmack! Jacksonville State is better than Tennessee State