Rackley, Jacksonville St beat Austin Peay 71-59

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) Darion Rackley scored 26, D.J. Felder added a career-high 18 points and Jacksonville State beat Austin Peay 71-59 on Thursday night.

Rackley made 11 of 11 free throws and grabbed eight rebounds, while Felder pulled down nine boards. Dontay Jackson had a career-high seven assists for Jacksonville State (8-9, 1-2 Ohio Valley).

The Gamecocks made 16 of 29 field goals in the first half and took a 41-28 lead into halftime before pushing its lead to 20 with 13:56 to go.

A 3-pointer by Josh Robinson capped a 17-2 Austin Peay (5-9, 0-1) run which made it 54-49 with 6:15 left, but Rackley scored 13 from there - going 8 of 8 from the free throw line in the final 3:33 - to hold off the Governors.

Chris Horton led Austin Peay with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Jacksonville State, which never trailed, made 19 of 21 free throws.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.