JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kori Babineaux finished with a career-high 26 points, Andris Misters added 18 and Jacksonville defeated Jacksonville State 75-61 on Saturday.
The Dolphins (5-10) shot an efficient 58.5 percent from the field as Babineaux was 9 of 13 overall and 8 of 13 from the free-throw line. Antwon Clayton had 13 points with seven rebounds, J.R. Holder added 10 points and Omar El Manasterly pulled down 12 boards.
Misters hit a 3-pointer and Holder had two layups to spark an 11-2 run that gave Jacksonville a 40-27 lead with 14:50 remaining. D.J. Felder hit a jumper to pull Jacksonville State (7-7) within six with 7:38 remaining, but they couldn’t get any closer.
Felder paced the Gamecocks with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Darion Rackley added 10 points with seven boards and five assists. Jacksonville State was 22 of 63 overall and got outscored 34-12 in the paint.