Jordan Cyphers added 10 points for Tennessee State (12-7, 6-0), which has won eight straight at home.
M.J. Rhett finished with nine points and 10 boards for the Tigers, who outrebounded Jacksonville State 30-22.
Trailing at halftime 33-22, Jacksonville State shot 65.2 percent (15 for 23) in the second half and got within one possession in the final minute. Deshawn Dockery's 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and 1 of 2 free throws by Miller, sealed the victory for the Tigers.
Tennessee State shot 50 percent (22 of 44) for the game and 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from downtown.
Ronnie Boggs scored 17 points for the Gamecocks (12-6, 4-3), who have yet to beat Tennessee State since joining the OVC in 2003-2004.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
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