MOBILE, Ala. -- Bandja Sy had 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and New Mexico State hit enough free throws down the stretch to hold off South Alabama 58-52 Tuesday night.
The Aggies (5-4), who led by 17 early and by six at the half, held a 42-33 advantage with 11:10 left. However, the Jaguars closed the gap to 54-52 with 2 minutes left.
Tyrone Watson then hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1:28 remaining and Sy got a key steal.
New Mexico State added two free throws by K.C. Ross-Miller, then Sy was 1 of 2 from the line.
Xavier Roberson missed two 3-pointers in the last 9 seconds for the Jaguars (4-4), who saw their two-game winning streak end.
Mychal Ammons led South Alabama with 16 points.