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E. Kentucky rallies past Jacksonville State 57-51

Spencer Perrin scored 19 points and Eastern Kentucky rallied in the second half to beat Jacksonville State 57-51 on Saturday to sweep the season series.

It was the 100th win at Eastern Kentucky for coach Jeff Neubauer.

The Colonels (12-11, 6-6 Ohio Valley Conference) trailed 29-18 at halftime after posting their lowest first-half point total of the season. Eastern Kentucky took the lead at 45-44 with 2:58 to play but there were two more ties before the Colonels pulled away.

A basket by Jeff Johnson, who had 12 points, gave Eastern Kentucky a 49-47 lead with 1:17 remaining. Johnson hit a layup after a Gamecocks turnover for a 51-47 lead, then the Colonels made six free throws to seal the win.

The Colonels made 17 of 20 free throw attempts while the Gamecocks shot only 11 but made nine.

Nick Murphy scored 19 points for Jacksonville State (2-19, 2-10).