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.
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