MOBILE, Ala. -- Augustine Rubit scored 21 points and went 7 of 10 from the field as South Alabama snapped a six-game losing streak and held on for an 81-73 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night.
The Rajin' Cajuns (11-6, 2-2) went on a late 11-3 run to cut their deficit to 69-67 with 2:23 left, but South Alabama then scored eight straight points.
Louisiana-Lafayette shot 38.7 percent from the field and had 12 shots blocked by the Jaguars. Rubit accounted for five of the blocks.
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