Ervin scores 19 in Tenn. State’s 88-77 win over Jacksonville State

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Reiley Ervin had 19 points, Gerald Robinson scored 18 and Tennessee State beat Jacksonville State 88-77 on Tuesday night.

The Tigers (10-11, 7-5 Ohio Valley Conference) shot 50 percent for the game, building a 46-22 halftime lead they never gave up.

Nick Murphy led the Gamecocks (4-17, 2-11) with 20 points and six rebounds. DeAndre Bray had 14 points, and Will Ginn added 12 points for Jacksonville State.

The Gamecocks cut Tennessee State’s lead to 79-70 with 1:47 to play, but it was too late. The Tigers clinched the game with free throws, shooting 81.8 percent for the game from the stripe.

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 Top Performers
 Jacksonville St.
DeAndre Bray DeAndre Bray
6-10,  14 Pts
1 Rebs, 7 Assists
 Tennessee St.
Reiley Ervin Reiley Ervin
7-10,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 7 Assists

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