MOBILE, Ala. -- Augustine Rubit scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures as South Alabama beat Arkansas-Little Rock 77-62 in a Sun Belt conference showdown.
South Alabama led 56-52 with 8:11 remaining before using a 10-4 run to jump ahead 66-56 at the 5 minute mark. Barrington capped the run with a trey.
The Trojans (8-6, 2-1) got as close as eight points late in the second half, but Appalachian State made 14 free throws in the period to run away with the victory.
Rubit scored his 1000th career point and recorded his sixth double-double of the season.
John Gillon was the only player in double figures for Arkansas-Little Rock with 10 points.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.