Tandy's 35 lead Jacksonville State over Florida International 70-63

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- — KyKy Tandy put up 35 points as Jacksonville State beat Florida International 70-63 on Saturday night in a Conference USA opener.

Tandy was 12-of-18 shooting, including 7 for 12 from 3-point range, and went 4 for 4 from the line for the Gamecocks (9-7, 1-0 Conference USA). Mason Nicholson scored 13 points while shooting 4 of 4 from the field and 5 for 6 from the line, and added five rebounds and three blocks. Quincy Clark shot 1 of 4 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line to finish with six points.

Javaunte Hawkins led the way for the Panthers (5-11, 0-1) with 15 points and two steals. Jayden Brewer added 13 points for Florida International. Okechukwu Okeke also had 12 points.


Up next for Jacksonville State is a matchup Wednesday with Liberty on the road. Florida International hosts New Mexico State on Thursday.


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