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Final

W Kentucky 57

(11-10, 5-5 Sun Belt)

South Alabama 65

(10-8, 7-3 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:05 PM ET, January 24, 2013

    Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

    1 2 T
    WKU 23 3457
    USA 28 3765

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: B. Harris 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

    South Alabama: A. Rubit 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

    South Alabama 65, W. Kentucky 57

    Associated Press

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Augustine Rubit recorded his 10th double-double of the season, 19 points and 11 rebounds to lift South Alabama over Western Kentucky 65-57 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference play.

    Antoine Allen scored 19 points and Mychal Ammons added 10, and both finished with seven boards to help South Alabama (10-8, 7-3) outrebound Western Kentucky 40-32.

    After George Fant's layup gave Western Kentucky a 35-33 lead with 14:48 left to play, South Alabama answered with an 18-4 run to take its biggest lead of the game, 51-39 with 8:36 remaining.

    Rubit and Allen scored 11 points each in the second half, and the Jaguars converted 14 free throws in the period.

    Western Kentucky (11-10, 5-5) made it 60-54 behind Brandon Harris' 3-pointer with 55 seconds left, but the Hilltoppers failed to make another field goal the rest of the way.

    Harris led the Hilltoppers with 14 points and seven rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    USA
    Points 57 65
    FG Made-Attempted 21-57 (.368) 19-47 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 22-32 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 8

    2012-13 Season

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