Bynum paces Jacksonville St. over SE Missouri
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)—Jeremy Bynum scored 26 points and Jacksonville State snapped a six-game losing streak with a 78-68 win over Southeast Missouri on Thursday.
Nick Murphy added 17 points and Geddes Robinson had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Gamecocks (9-10, 3-7 Ohio Valley). Stephen Hall also scored 10.
Southeast Missouri (3-19, 0-11) remained winless in conference play and ran its losing streak to 11 despite 23 points from Calvin Williams and 19 from Kenard Moore.
The Redhawks never led by more than two points in the game, and Jacksonville State scored the first seven points of the second half to open up a 39-28 lead.
Southeast Missouri got within 3 points with about 13 minutes remaining, but Jacksonville State pulled away down the stretch.
The Gamecocks entered the game hitting a conference-low 64 percent from the free-throw line but made 27-of-34, including their first 14, against Southeast Missouri.