JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Jomaru Brown had 24 points as Eastern Kentucky narrowly beat Jacksonville State 81-77 on Thursday night.
JSU trailed by 11 with eight minutes to play but scored 17 of the next 25 points to trim its deficit to 75-73 when Jacara Cross made a layup with 1:31 remaining but Brown made 6-of-6 free throws from there and the Colonels held on.
The Colonels leveled the season series against the Gamecocks, who defeated EKU 80-71 on Jan. 4. Eastern Kentucky plays Tennessee Tech on the road on Saturday. Jacksonville State plays Morehead State at home on Saturday.
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