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JSU men: Late rally falls short as Gamecocks drop second straight

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JSU Head Coach Ray Harper has words with an official during the UT Martin at JSU men's OVC basketball game. Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star

Darian Adams' last-second 3-pointer failed to go down and Jacksonville State fell 56-55 at Morehead State on Saturday.

Jacksonville State (7-4, 3-2 OVC) has dropped two straight. The Gamecocks had trailed 54-44 with fewer than six minutes to play.

Juwan Perdue set up the last-chance shot by rebounding a Morehead State miss on the other end.

"We have to get back to Jacksonville and keep getting better," JSU coach Ray Harper said in a news release. "We have to play hard for 40 minutes every time out, and we have three days to get ready for a talented Tennessee State team."

Four to know

--Brandon Huffman produced 13 points and 10 rebounds. It marked his second straight game with double figures in both scoring and rebounding.

--Point guard Jalen Finch added 13 points and three rebounds.

--Perdue had eight points and eight rebounds, while Adams added seven points, three rebounds and five assists.

--JSU will host Tennessee State on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Belmont on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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