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.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.