Scores

Final

FIU 58

(11-9, 6-5 Sun Belt)

South Alabama 60

(11-8, 8-3 Sun Belt)

5:05 PM ET, January 27, 2013

Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

1 2 T
FIU 22 3658
USA 31 2960

Top Performers

Florida International: T. Murphy 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

South Alabama: A. Rubit 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

South Alabama 60, FIU 58

Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. -- Augustine Rubit posted his second straight double-double and 11th of the season to power South Alabama past Sun Belt Conference-foe Florida International 60-58 Sunday for its third straight win.

Rubit finished with 13 points and 12 boards, Antoine Allen 11 and Barrington Stevens 10 for South Alabama. Barrington's third 3-pointer of the game put South Alabama ahead 57-56 with 3:29 left to play.

The Jaguars (11-8, 8-3) stretched their lead to four but a Jerome Frink layup brought it back to one before Dre Conner's free throw made it 60-58 at the 1:31 mark.

FIU (11-9, 6-5) had a chance to tie it but the Panthers missed their next three shots. Conner stole the ball from Frink on the Panthers' final possession as time expired.

Frink had 12 for FIU, which had won seven of their last eight games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
USA
Points 58 60
FG Made-Attempted 20-51 (.392) 20-50 (.400)
3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 6-17 (.353)
FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 14-24 (.583)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 11

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Dec 1, 2012 USA 79, @FIU 68Recap
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