Jacksonville State Gamecocks

General Information

Conference: ASUN Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Jacksonville, Alabama

Stadium: Pete Mathews Coliseum



  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 7  (1975, 1980, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournaments: 2 (2017, 2022)

Past Conferences:

  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Gulf South Conference
  • Trans America Athletic Conference

Jacksonville State Standings & Analysis

Check out all the updated Jacksonville State standings, recent college football news, and NCAAB betting tips, here at Point Spreads.

All-Time Jacksonville State Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Robert Lee Sanders, 1,983
  • Ron Money, 1,569
  • Robert Guyton, 1,521


  • Buddy Cornelius, 1,274
  • Keith McKeller, 1,209
  • Robert Clements, 1,179


  • Pat Madden, 699
  • Melvin Allen, 645
  • Todd Smyly, 610

Overview of the Jacksonville State Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Jacksonville State men’s basketball team, also known as the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, had a decent season in terms of their standings. They finished the regular season with a conference record of 9-7 and an overall record of 17-9, which placed them in fifth position in the Ohio Valley Conference standings.

Despite not securing a top seed in the conference tournament, the Gamecocks managed to win their first two games and advanced to the semifinals. However, they fell short in the semifinals to the eventual champions, the Morehead State Eagles.

All in all, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks standings were respectable for the season, and the team showed promise in competing against other teams in the conference. With some key players returning for the upcoming season, there is potential for the Gamecocks to improve upon their previous results and climb up the conference standings.

Before Betting on Jacksonville State Gamecocks, Check Out These Tips:

Monitor the NCAAB Team’s Injury Report

Injuries can greatly affect a team’s performance, so it’s important to keep track of who is and isn’t available to play. This information can often be found on the team’s official website or through sports news outlets.

Monitor Latest Basketball Trends and Statistics

Keep track of the team’s recent performance and pay attention to any trends or patterns in their statistics, such as their scoring average, defensive efficiency, or their success rate on the road versus at home.

Look at College Basketball Betting Trends and Odds

Pay attention to the odds being offered by different sportsbooks, as well as any betting trends. This can give you a sense of how the public is viewing the team and help you make informed betting decisions. However, it’s important to remember that odds and trends are just one factor to consider and should not be the sole basis for your betting decisions.

Consider the NCAA Team’s Overall Talent Level

Look at the team’s roster to see if they have any star players, as well as their depth at each position. This can give you a sense of the team’s overall talent level and help you predict how they may perform in future games.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Basketball History

Jacksonville State’s basketball program began in 1925-26 under coach C.C. Bush, who was there just two years, and his predecessor, Al Clemson, stayed just a season before J.W. Stephenson took over the program and created a powerhouse.

Under Stephenson, who coached between 1928-29 and 1950-51, Jacksonville State posted a 225-47 record. He was replaced by Ray Wedgeworth, who stayed two years and went 32-14. Tom Roberson was the next long-time coach for the Gamecocks. While the team still enjoyed success, Jacksonville State didn’t win at the same rate as it under Stephenson and Wedgeworth, with the Gamecocks going 247-160 between 1953-54 and 1970-71 with Roberson on the sidelines.

Bill Jones became coach in 1974-75 and the Gamecocks returned to prominence in a big way, qualifying for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in 1980 and making return trips in 1981, 1983, and 1984, reaching the Elite Eight in 1983.

Back to Winning

In 1985, the Gamecocks won it all, defeating South Dakota State 74-73 to claim the championship. Jacksonville State qualified for the Division II Tournament in 1989 and 1990 but could do no better than fourth place. Jacksonville State made the move to Division I for the 1995-96 season, joining the Trans America Athletic Conference, which later morphed into the Atlantic Sun.

The Gamecocks jumped ship and moved to the Ohio Valley Conference for the 2003-04 NCAA season and posted just two winning seasons in their first 13 years in the OVC. In the 2016-17 conference tournament, the Gamecocks upset Belmont and Tennessee-Martin to earn their first NCAA Tournament appearance.

Jacksonville State received an invite to the CBI in 2018, where it won its first two games to reach the semifinals before losing to North Texas. The Gamecocks moved back to the ASUN in 2021-22, winning the regular season conference title and the conference tournament to earn the team’s second bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks NCAAB FAQs

How long have Jacksonville State players been called the Gamecocks?

The original nickname for the school teams was the Eagle Owls, which according to the university was “a rare predatory bird found near the Arctic circle.” The name change was finalized in 1946. In 1947, the Fighting Gamecocks were born and the school dumped the blue and gold color scheme it had used in favor of the red and white still used today.

How many Jacksonville State players have been drafted by NBA teams?

Despite a history that reaches nearly 100 years, Jacksonville State has had just one player drafted. Buddy Cornelius, the school’s all-time, all-division rebounding leader, was selected in the 16th round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He never played in a regular season game.

What is Jacksonville State’s longest winning streak?

The 1984-85 Gamecocks, dropped their opening game of the season to Belmont Abbey, 61-60. It was the team’s only regular season loss of the season, which proceeded to close out the regular season on a 26-0 run. Jacksonville State won all five games in the NCAA Division II Tournament to finish 31-1 on the season.
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