MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Bakari Turner led five Morehead State players in double figures with 19 points, as they beat Jacksonville State 85-81 Thursday night in Ohio Valley Conference play.
After Tarvin Gaines made a 3-pointer to give Jacksonville State the lead, 76-74, with 2:10 remaining, Atkinson's 3-pointer with 1:46 left recaptured the lead for Morehead State, 77-76.
Atkinson then made four consecutive free throws to make it 81-76 with 25 seconds left, but Brian Williams' 3-pointer followed by Ronnie Boggs' layup with 16 seconds remaining tied the game for the Gamecocks at 81-all.
Stokes and Atkinson each made a pair of free throws in the final 2 seconds to give the Eagles the edge.
Gaines led the Gamecocks (15-9, 7-6) with 31 points.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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