JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Tarvin Gaines had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Brian Williams hit the final basket with 9 seconds left to lead Jacksonville State to a 67-65 victory over Southeast Missouri State in an Ohio Valley Conference game Wednesday.
Jacksonville State led points off turnovers 14-3 and 22-12 in second-chance points.
Marland Smith scored 16 points, Corey Wilford had 15, Tyler Stone 11 and Nino Johnson scored 11 points with 12 rebounds for the Redhawks (14-14, 6-8), whose season-best three-game winning streak ended.
The Gamecocks trailed 36-28 at halftime and finally led 55-53 with 6:22 left.
The Redhawks scored eight straight points to tie at 65-65 with 41 seconds remaining before Williams' basket at 0:09.
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.
Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats' upward trajectory suggests 2016-17 could finally be the season it happens.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
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