January 08, 2016

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Chris Horton had 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks on Thursday night, and Austin Peay led the entire game to beat Jacksonville State 73-54.

Horton made all eight of his first-half, field-goal attempts, and had 19 points and nine rebounds while the Governors (8-9, 1-1 Ohio Valley) built a 40-26 halftime lead. Horton finished 9 of 12 from the field and Josh Robinson added 13 points with 3-of-6 3-point shooting.

Austin Peay had a 12-2 run to lead 56-34 midway through the second half and a 9-0 run to lead 72-49 with 1:36 to go.

JaQuail Townser had 10 points and Christian Cunningham had 10 rebounds to lead Jacksonville State (5-13, 1-2). The Gamecocks struggled with overall shooting at 29.9 percent and fared only slightly better from 3-point range at 9 of 29 (31.0 percent).

Greg Tucker's 3-pointer with 4:55 left pulled Jacksonville State within 63-49.

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