JACKSONVILLE – Brittany Wiley and Danielle Vaughn each recorded double doubles to lead Jacksonville State to an 82-75 win over Tennessee State (6-11, 3-5 OVC) on Tuesday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Wiley led JSU with 22 points and tied a career-high with 11 rebounds while set early this season against South Carolina State. The double-double was Wiley's second of the season and her career.
Vaughn scored 16 points and collected 13 rebounds, both career highs, recording her first career double double. Vaughn old career high was 14 points against Morehead State and eight rebounds against Texas San Antonio.
Destiny Lane followed Vaughn and Wiley with 12 points and seven rebounds while Zenobia Pitts tossed in 10 points.
Karisma Boykin had a career-high nine assists to go along with nine points. Boykin surpassed her old career high of seven assists set against Talladega College earlier this season.
The Gamecocks captured their second straight win and have won three of the last four games to improve to 6-12 overall and 3-5 in the Ohio Valley Conference. JSU also ended a three-game losing streak, improving to 9-7 all-time against the Tigers.
Jacksonville State scored the first six points of overtime and then outscored the Tigers 17-10 to hold on for the win. JSU went 12-of-17 from the free throw line in the extra period to score a season-high 82 points.
The Gamecocks made a season-high 22-of-35 free throws and pulled down a season-best 53 boards while outrebounding TSU by three boards.
JSU jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first half on baskets by Vaughn and Lane and later grew the lead to 21-6 on a Lane 3-pointer with 9:32 left in the first half.
Tennessee State closed the gap to 23-19 on an Ashley Tate jumper with 5:15 left in the half only to see JSU push the lead to 30-22 on a Zenobia Pitts three with 1:32 remaining in the first half.
The Gamecocks shot 40 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc in the half to take a 32-25 lead at halftime.
Tennessee State used a 10-0 run to take its first lead of the night on a Simone Hopes jumper with 6:44 left in the contest and a Meredith Stafford basket later pushed the TSU lead 61-57 with 5:20 to play.
A Vaughn layup tied the game, 65-65 with 1:08 left. JSU would have one last chance to end the game in regulation after the Tigers missed a 3-point attempt with 44 seconds left, Wiley missed a jumper at the buzzer on a set inbounds play to send the game to overtime.
Jacksonville State returns to the hardwood on Saturday, hosting defending OVC Tournament champion Austin Peay at 2 p.m.