Scores

Final

Arkansas State 63

(8-5, 2-2 Sun Belt)

South Alabama 54

(6-6, 3-1 Sun Belt)

8:20 PM ET, December 29, 2012

Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

1 2 T
ARST 28 3563
USA 23 3154

Top Performers

Arkansas State: R. Dickerson 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Stl

South Alabama: A. Rubit 20 Pts, 17 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Arkansas St. 63, South Alabama 54

Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. -- Brandon Peterson and Rakeem Dickerson scored 15 points apiece and Arkansas State never trailed in a 63-54 victory over South Alabama Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference play.

The Red Wolves (8-5, 2-2) led 28-23 at halftime. South Alabama shot 25 percent (8 for 32) in the first half.

For the Jaguars (6-6, 3-1), Augustine Rubit had a double-double with 20 points and 17 rebounds. Eight of his points came at the free throw line, Rubit going 8 for 12.

Antoine Allen, however, was the only other player in double figures for South Alabama with 11 points.

The Jaguars shot a season-low 27.4 percent (17 of 62) from the field. Arkansas State, meanwhile, was 21 for 55 (38.2 percent). South Alabama was abysmal from 3-point range, making just 4 of 27 beyond the arc. Allen was 1 for 10 on 3-pointers, Freddie Goldstein 1 for 9.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
USA
Points 63 54
FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 17-62 (.274)
3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 4-27 (.148)
FT Made-Attempted 18-27 (.667) 16-23 (.696)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 0

2012-13 Season

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