Gamecock season ends in heartbreak

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor EVANSVILLE, Ind. —What a game. What a comeback. For Jacksonville State, what a heartbreak. Even after a furious 20-point second half comeback for the Gamecocks, JSU fell to Murray State 70-63 in the Ohio Valley Tournament semifinals to end their season. “These kids fought and battled right to the bitter end,” said Coach Harper. Early on, everything went Murray’s way. The … Continue reading Gamecock season ends in heartbreak

JSU hangs on to move past Tech

Jamall Gregory throws down a dunk over a Tennessee Tech defender (JSU Athletics) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor EVANSVILLE, Ind.­—The journey in the tourney for the Jacksonville State men’s basketball team is officially underway. The Gamecocks took down Tennessee Tech 73-70 in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, setting up a semifinal date with top seed Murray State. “I knew it was going to … Continue reading JSU hangs on to move past Tech

Finding the Wright fit: Malcolm Drumwright creates legacy at JSU

Malcolm Drumwright warms up before Jacksonville State’s NCAA Tournament game against Louisville last March. (Matt Reynolds/JSU) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor Forty-nine seconds left. Gamecocks clinging to a five-point lead over OVC juggernaut Belmont. Malcolm Drumwright, as he has so many times in a Gamecock uniform, rose up and released a huge shot. As has happened so many times in Drumwright’s career, swish. JSU 75, Belmont … Continue reading Finding the Wright fit: Malcolm Drumwright creates legacy at JSU

Gamecocks take down Golden Eagles to clinch four-seed

Hollie Ivey, Staff Sports Reporter The Jacksonville State men’s basketball team (20-11, 11-7 OVC) took home a 66-57 win over Tennessee Tech in their final regular season game on Saturday, clinching the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference Championship and earning its second consecutive 20-win season. Former Head Coach Bill Jones was the last coach to lead the Gamecocks to back-to-back 20-win … Continue reading Gamecocks take down Golden Eagles to clinch four-seed

JSU falls to Peay for third straight loss

Logan Arnwine, Staff Sports Reporter Jacksonville State fell once again to Austin Peay Feb. 17, 57-60 in Clarksville, Tennessee, marking their third straight loss. Before these three defeats, Jacksonville State (18-11, 9-7 OVC) had not lost back to back games yet this season. In each loss, the Gamecocks lost both the turnover and three-point shooting battles with their opponents, most notably with 19 turnovers against … Continue reading JSU falls to Peay for third straight loss

Jax State cruises past Redhawks

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The Jacksonville State Gamecocks returned to their winning ways Saturday night with a 78-60 takedown of Southeast Missouri State at Pete Mathews Coliseum. The bounce-back win came after a disappointing loss Thursday night in which the Gamecocks (16-7, 7-3 OVC) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit only to fall late against UT Martin. In Saturday’s affair, the Gamecocks played like a team … Continue reading Jax State cruises past Redhawks