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JSU men: Gamecocks now 2-4 headed into game at George Mason

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Jacksonville State head coach Ray Harper has 500 wins. Photo by Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star

Jacksonville State's men's basketball team fell 63-60 to Chattanooga on Saturday in the Emerald Coast Classic title game in Niceville, Fla.

JSU senior forward Jacara Cross poured in a career-high 19 points to pace the Gamecocks, who are now 2-4.

"I thought we played well today," head coach Ray Harper was quoted as saying in a JSU news release. "I saw some things today that we've been looking for. We executed pretty much the entire game, but we had some breakdowns late and gave up some 3-pointers. Other than that, I thought we were really good."

JSU will play at George Mason on Tuesday.

Four to know

--Cross played a team-high 35 minutes and made 9 of 13 shots. He grabbed five rebounds and worked through having four personal fouls.

--De'torrion Ware came off the bench to grab a team-high 10 rebounds in 19 minutes of play. He scored seven points. JSU outrebounded Chattanooga 34-27.

--Ty Hudson scored 12 points, grabbed three rebounds and made two steals.

--Derek St. Hilaire, who had 22 points in the previous game against Chicago State, finished with four points as he struggled with fouls. He had five rebounds and two assists.

Sports Editor Mark Edwards: 256-235-3570. On Twitter: @MarkSportsStar.

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