Scores

Final

South Alabama 77

(7-6, 4-1 Sun Belt)

UL Monroe 72

(2-8, 1-3 Sun Belt)

    8:30 PM ET, January 3, 2013

    Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    USA 36 4177
    ULM 28 4472

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: A. Rubit 32 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast

    UL Monroe: A. Olatayo 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk

    South Alabama 77, Louisiana-Monroe 72

    Associated Press

    MONROE, La. -- Augustine Rubit scored a career-high 32 points with 13 rebounds and South Alabama led wire-to-wire in a 77-72 Sun Belt Conference win over Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday night.

    The Jaguars (7-6, 4-1) shot 59.1 percent (26 of 44), including 61.1 percent in the second half (11 of 18), one game after their worst shooting night of the season. In a 63-54 loss to Arkansas State on Dec. 29, South Alabama shot 27.4 percent (17 of 62), including 4 of 27 from long range.

    Rubit was 11 of 12 from the field and 10 of 12 from the free-throw line.

    The Jaguars outrebounded the Warhawks 39-15.

    South Alabama built a 23-6 lead before allowing Louisiana-Monroe (2-8, 1-3) to close the gap to 31-28.

    After the Jaguars built a 16-point, second-half lead, the Warhawks, led by Amos Olatayo with 18 points, closed to 73-69 with 1:12 to go, but could get no closer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USA
    ULM
    Points 77 72
    FG Made-Attempted 26-44 (.591) 28-60 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-28 (.714) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 0

    2012-13 Season

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