Falcons' Rally Falls Short to Jackson State, 84-82
Nov. 14, 2013
Javeres Brent scored 17 points and Julysses Nobles added 16 and hit five of six free throws in the final two minutes to lead Jackson State to an 84-82 win over Air Force Thursday night in a non-conference game at Clune Arena.
Jackson State closed the first half on a 10-3 run and opened the second half with a 6-0 spurt to take its biggest lead of the game, 47-32 with 18:04 remaining. The Tigers led by 15 on two other occasions and never lost the lead throughout the second half. Air Force, trailing 64-51 with 7:38 left, went on an 18-9 run to cut the lead to four points, 73-69, with 1:48 remaining. Tre’ Coggins scored seven points to key the run.
The teams exchanged baskets until Max Yon sandwiched a pair of three-points around two Coggins layups, the last coming with 15 seconds left to tie the score at 82. Nobles added two free throws with 13 seconds left to seal the win for the Tigers. Air Force’s Callum Long missed a driving six-footer with six seconds left and Jackson State got the rebound to end the game. The Tigers hit 11 of 14 free throws in the final 1:36 to keep the Falcons from completing the comeback.
Jackson State hit 51.1 percent from the field, including seven of 11 from three-point range (63.6%) and had five players in double figures. Treshawn Bolden added 14 points, while Brandon West added 13 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots. Derell Taylor chipped in with 10 points.
The Falcons were led by Coggins, who scored a career-high 35 points on 12-of-15 shooting, including five of six from three-point range. Yon added a career-high 22 points and hit six of 10 three-pointers. The Falcons finished the game hitting 47.4 percent from the field, including a 12-of-26 clip from three-point distance. Air Force was just 16 of 26 from the line and were out-rebounded 35-29.
Air Force continues its eight-game homestand on Sunday, Nov. 17 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff beginning at 2 p.m.