MOBILE, Ala. -- Augustine Rubit posted his fifth double-double of the season and South Alabama snapped a two-game losing streak, beating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 74-69 Sunday in a nonconference matchup.
Rubit finished with 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, Xavier Roberson had 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, and Viktor Juricek came off the bench to score 10 for the Jaguars (5-5), who shot 40 percent (6 of 15) from 3-point range.
South Alabama outrebounded the Islanders 45-29 on the strength of 17 offensive rebounds.
Texas A&M-CC (1-6) scored the first basket of the game but did not score again until Brandon Pye's 3-pointer at the 12:42 mark. Rubit converted a three-point play on South Alabama's next possession to put the Jaguars up 17-5.
South Alabama took a 37-26 lead into halftime and led by at least five throughout the second half.
Pye's 17 points led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
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