Jacksonville beats top-seeded Eastern Kentucky 67-65 in Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament

Wed, Mar 6, 2024
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Jacksonville beats top-seeded Eastern Kentucky 67-65 in Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Bryce Workman had 25 points, Robert McCray added 24 and No. 10 seed Jacksonville upset top-seeded Eastern Kentucky 67-65 on Tuesday night in an Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament quarterfinal.

Jacksonville (16-16) moves on to face No. 4 seed Austin Peay in a Thursday semifinal.

Gyasi Powell split a pair of free throws to give Jacksonville a 67-64 lead with eight seconds remaining. Tayshawn Comer added a free throw with three seconds left and Michael Moreno missed a jumper for Eastern Kentucky to end it.

Workman also contributed 12 rebounds for the Dolphins. McCray shot 7 of 18 from the floor, including 3 for 7 from 3-point range, and 7 for 8 from the line.

The Colonels (17-14) were led by Isaiah Cozart, who recorded 18 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Devontae Blanton added 15 points for Eastern Kentucky. Leland Walker also had 10 points.

McCray scored 14 points in the first half and Jacksonville went into the break trailing 34-33. The second half featured nine lead changes and was tied 11 times. Workman put up 13 second-half points.

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