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Jacksonville State defeats Norfolk State 95-78

Dec 16, 2009 - 3:52 AM JACKSONVILLE, Ala.(AP) -- Jeremy Bynum scored a season-high 27 points by hitting nine 3-pointers as Jacksonville State cruised to a 95-78 win over Norfolk State on Tuesday night.

Bynum was 9-for-14 from beyond the arc, and attempted only one other shot. In his previous eight games, he was 12-for-27 from long range.

The Gamecocks (5-4), who have won three straight games, led by as many as 23 points in the first half and took a 49-28 lead into halftime.

The Spartans (1-8) got no closer than 16 the rest of the way in losing their seventh straight.

Jacksonville State shot 51.7 percent (15-for-29) from 3-point range and 48.4 percent (31-for-64) from the field.

Nick Murphy and Trenton Marshall added 16 points each for the Gamecocks, who had 27 assists. Amadou Mbodji had 12 rebounds.

Michael Deloach scored 33 points on 13-for-22 shooting for the Spartans. Christian Morris added 18 points.