MOBILE, Ala. -- Augustine Rubit recorded his 10th double-double of the season, 19 points and 11 rebounds to lift South Alabama over Western Kentucky 65-57 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference play.
After George Fant's layup gave Western Kentucky a 35-33 lead with 14:48 left to play, South Alabama answered with an 18-4 run to take its biggest lead of the game, 51-39 with 8:36 remaining.
Rubit and Allen scored 11 points each in the second half, and the Jaguars converted 14 free throws in the period.
Western Kentucky (11-10, 5-5) made it 60-54 behind Brandon Harris' 3-pointer with 55 seconds left, but the Hilltoppers failed to make another field goal the rest of the way.
Harris led the Hilltoppers with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
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