Jacksonville State vs. Morehead State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Jacksonville State vs. Morehead State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Jacksonville State 81
(15-9, 7-6 away)
Morehead State 85
(12-14, 9-4 home)
Venue: Ellis T. Johnson Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Jacksonville State 26 55 81
Morehead State 27 58 85
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Jacksonville State T Gaines 31 T Gaines 5 B Williams 5
Morehead State B Turner 19 C Posthumus 9 D Atkinson 7

Morehead State squared off with Jacksonville State on Thursday, Feb. 14 and came out on top against the Gamecocks 85-81 in conference action. The season series between the two teams is now tied at 1-1. Devon Atkinson was exceptional for the Eagles and got a career-high 18 points on 62.5 percent shooting. Chad Posthumus had 13 points and added nine rebounds (3 Blk 3 Stl). For the Gamecocks, Tarvin Gaines finished with a career-high 31 points and five rebounds. Morehead State (12-14, 6-6 OVC) welcomes Tennessee Tech (9-15, 3-9 OVC) on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Morehead State Game Notes

  • Morehead State started 12-14 during the 2000 and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Eagles have won three close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Morehead State is 23-24 in close games.
  • The Eagles have won every game this season (5-0) after recording 85 or more total points.
  • This season Morehead State has won 71 percent of the time (5-2) when Devon Atkinson has seven assists or more.
  • Morehead State has been outshot by their opponents in field goal percentage for the past six games.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--MSU has a 6.8 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Bakari Turner and Devon Atkinson) accounted for 43.5 percent of the points.
  • Chad Posthumus accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more points (45) than the starters (40).
  • Bakari Turner has led the team in scoring in four out of 26 games this season.
  • Chad Posthumus has led the team in rebounding in eight out of 26 games this season.

Jacksonville State Game Notes

  • The Gamecocks have lost two times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Jacksonville State is 19-36 in close games.
  • Tarvin Gaines recorded a team season high in points with 31.
  • Tarvin Gaines accounted for 38.2 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Tarvin Gaines and Nick Cook) accounted for 42.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Tarvin Gaines has led the team in scoring nine times and in rebounding eight times in 24 games this season.
  • Brian Williams has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the sixth 20-point game of Tarvin Gaines's career.
  • Tarvin Gaines has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • Tarvin Gaines set career highs with 31 points and three three-pointers.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Rinaldo Mafra.
JSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Tarvin Gaines353151121
B+Brian Williams391525206
BRico Sanders271500101
B-Ronnie Boggs35644305
C+Nick Cook27643103
CRinaldo Mafra13610001
-Alex Anderson7200000
DMason Leggett17002002
MSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Kahlil Owens101150100
ADevon Atkinson301807000
AChad Posthumus301390333
BBruce Reed18342201
BAngelo Warner21523301
B-Jarrett Stokes241211001
C+Bakari Turner231900106
CTaariq Muhammad11012201
CDrew Kelly22232102
C-Milton Chavis9210011

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