JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Darion Rackley scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half as Jacksonville State rallied to win an Ohio Valley Conference opener against UT-Martin 70-65 Monday night.
The Gamecocks (7-9) hit all 10 of their free throws in the second half in a game that had three technical fouls in the closing minutes. The last one, at the 3:48 mark, allowed Avery Moore and Rackley to make two free throws apiece to put Jacksonville State up 61-58.
After the Skyhawks (5-11) pulled within one as Marshun Newell made two of four free throws, Brian Williams hit a clutch 3-pointer at 1:03. A Terence Smith 3 with nine seconds left again made it a one-point game but Undra Mitchem made two foul shots and Brian Williams had a steal and a dunk at the buzzer.
The Gamecocks were 21-29 from the line.
Newell had 21 off the bench for UT-Martin.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
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