Scores

Final

South Alabama 79

(4-3, 2-0 Sun Belt)

FIU 68

(2-3, 1-1 Sun Belt)

    7:30 PM ET, December 1, 2012

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    USA 41 3879
    FIU 33 3568

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: M. Ammons 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

    Florida International: T. Murphy 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    South Alabama 79, FIU 68

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Mychal Ammons scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures as South Alabama beat Florida International University 79-68 Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference showdown.

    Augustine Rubit finished with 19 points and nine boards, and Freddie Goldstein scored 11 for South Alabama (4-3, 2-0).

    Antoine Allen came off the bench for the Jaguars to connect on all three 3s, finishing with 13 points.

    Tied at 16, South Alabama went on a 14-4 run spurred by back-to-back 3s by Ammons.

    Ammons finished the first half with 12 points, going 4 for 6 from the 3-point line as South Alabama led at halftime 41-33.

    South Alabama shot 57.9 percent (11 for 19) in the second half to pull away from FIU (2-3, 1-1), which shot just 30.8 percent (12 for 39) in the second half.

    Tymell Murphy finished with a double-double, 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead FIU.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USA
    FIU
    Points 79 68
    FG Made-Attempted 24-45 (.533) 24-65 (.369)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-24 (.542) 6-24 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 14-18 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 0

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    DATEGAMELINKS
    South Alabama leads 1-0
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