Jacksonville State routs Tennessee-Martin 77-46
The Gamecocks (14-17, 8-8 Ohio Valley Conference) will play Wednesday night in the conference tournament's opening round. The Skyhawks (4-27, 0-16) failed to qualify.
Unlike the teams' first meeting this season, when Tennessee-Martin shot 61.9 percent in an 85-74 loss, the Skyhawks managed just 30 percent (15 of 50) this time, including 26.1 percent (6 of 23) in the second half.
Jacksonville State shot 59.3 percent (16 of 27) in the first half to lead 40-27 at the break. Nick Cook scored six points and Brian Williams five during a 17-3 run that made it 22-11. The Gamecocks never led by fewer than 11 points in the second half.
Tarvin Gaines added 13 points and Williams 12 for Jacksonville State.
Mike Liabo had 20 points for the Skyhawks.
Updated February 25, 2012