Nottingham carries Texas St. over South Alabama 79-67
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tre'Larenz Nottingham posted 19 points as Texas State topped South Alabama 79-67 in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tourney on Friday.
Ajayi lifts South Alabama over Arkansas St. 75-67
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Josh Ajayi had 22 points as South Alabama defeated Arkansas State 75-67 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tourney on Tuesday night. Kory Holden added 20 points for...
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Josh Ajayi matched his season high with 26 points as South Alabama got past Appalachian State 78-71 on Saturday.
Trhae Mitchell had 18 points and 11 rebounds for South...
Coastal Carolina tops South Alabama 92-70
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Zac Cuthbertson had 28 points as Coastal Carolina romped past South Alabama 92-70 on Thursday night.
Tyrell Gumbs-Frater had 17 points for Coastal Carolina (15-14, 9-8...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Josh Ajayi had 20 points as South Alabama topped Texas State 77-63 on Saturday night.
Rodrick Sikes had 18 points for South Alabama (14-15, 7-9 Sun Belt Conference). Herb...
Benlevi carries Georgia St. past South Alabama 90-81
ATLANTA (AP) — Malik Benlevi scored a career-high 26 points as Georgia State defeated South Alabama 90-81 on Friday night. Jeff Thomas added 21 points for the Panthers.
Benlevi hit 5 of 7 3-pointers. He added seven rebounds and five assists. Thomas also had seven rebounds for the Panthers.
Devin Mitchell had 14 points for Georgia State (18-8, 9-4 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Kane Williams added 11 points and six assists.
Brown lifts Georgia Southern past South Alabama 75-65
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown registered 14 points and eight assists as Georgia Southern topped South Alabama 75-65 on Wednesday night.
Calvin Wishart had 14 points and seven rebounds for Georgia Southern (15-10, 7-5 Sun Belt Conference). Quan Jackson added 13 points. Montae Glenn had 10 points and three blocks for the home team.
Herb McGee had 18 points for the Jaguars (12-13, 5-7). Josh Ajayi added 13 points. Trhae Mitchell had 11 points and seven rebounds.
South Alabama earns split, knocks off Arkansas State 70-62
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Herb McGee and Josh Ajayi combined to score 44 points as South Alabama held off Arkansas State 70-62 in a Sun Belt Conference game on Thursday night.
The Jaguars split the season series with Arkansas State. The Red Wolves won the first meeting January 10 in Jonesboro, 66-65.
South Alabama rallies to beat Troy 81-75
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell scored 17 points and dished five assists, Josh Ajayi added 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and South Alabama rallied to beat Troy 81-75 on Saturday night.
John Pettway and Kory Holden scored 14 points apiece and Rodrick Sikes added 12 for the Jaguars (11-11, 4-5 Sun Belt Conference), who made 12 of 17 3-pointers, led by Holden's four, and 15 of 21 free throws.
South Alabama snaps 5-game skid, beats UL Monroe 78-72
MONROE, La. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell scored 23 points and South Alabama pulled away in the final two minutes to beat Louisiana-Monroe 78-72 on Saturday and snapped a five-game losing skid.
Georgia Southern beats South Alabama 88-86 in OT
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 26 on 10-of-17 shooting, Montae Glenn added 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Georgia Southern held on in overtime for an 88-86 victory over South Alabama on Saturday.
Quan Jackson scored five of his 15 points in overtime. His 3-pointer with 58 seconds left gave the Eagles (12-7, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference) the lead for good at 87-84.
South Alabama cools Chattanooga, wins tourney opener 73-54
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Josh Ajayi scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and South Alabama held Chattanooga to under 30 percent shooting from the field as the Jaguars rolled to a 73-54 victory in a first-round game in their own tournament Friday night.
For South Alabama the game marked the first time this season the Jaguars or their opponent has not scored 100 point or more. The Jaguars fell at Auburn, 101-58 in their opener and beat Huntingdon 106-76.
Dial leads South Alabama past Huntingdon 106-76
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Abdul Dial hit 8 of his 11 shots and scored a career-high 23 points to lead six players in double figures and South Alabama rolled to a 106-76 victory over Division III-member Huntingdon on Sunday.
The Jaguars shot 54 percent in the first half from the floor (14 of 26) to take a 47-33 lead into intermission.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jordon Varnado scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Alex Hicks added 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Troy rallied to beat South Alabama 69-62 in Wednesday's opening round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Wesley Person scored 13 points for the seventh-seeded Trojans (16-16), who advance to face No. 2 seed Georgia State in a Friday quarterfinal.
Louisiana-Monroe holds off South Alabama for 66-62 victory
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Travis Munnings drained a trey and followed with a free throw in the final minutes to give Louisiana-Monroe enough cushion to hold off South Alabama 66-62 on Thursday night.
Munnings' 3 with 3:47 remaining tied the game at 57-57. He split a pair of free throws to take the lead for good with 3:13 left. Michael Ertel made two more free throws and Munnings added another two for a 61-56 advantage as the Jaguars went scoreless for almost four minutes.
Mitchell has 19; South Alabama beats Little Rock, 73-56
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell had a career-high 19 points and Josh Ajayi added 16 as South Alabama ran away from Little Rock in the second half for a 73-56 win on Thursday night to halt a three-game losing skid.
Herb McGee added 10 points and John Pettway had eight points with four assists for South Alabama (12-12, 5-6 Sun Belt Conference).
Ajayi has 18 points, S. Alabama holds off C. Carolina 60-57
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Josh Ajayi scored seven of his 18 points in the final minutes as South Alabama held off Coastal Carolina 60-57 on Thursday night to even its Sun Belt Conference record.
Hicks has career night, Troy gets 1st Sun Belt win, 79-64
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alex Hicks had a career night with 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead Troy to its first Sun Belt Conference win 79-64 over South Alabama on Saturday.
Hicks, whose previous high was 28 points, also had four blocks and three assists for Troy (8-10, 2-3). Hicks hit 11 of 15 from the floor and made 7 of 8 free-throw attempts. Wesley Person added 13 points and Jordon Varnado chipped in 12 for the Trojans.
UT Arlington evens Sun Belt record, beats S. Alabama 91-67
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Johnny Hamilton scored 18 points with 12 rebounds as five UT Arlington players scored in double figures as the Mavericks evened their Sun Belt Conference record by dominating South Alabama 91-67 on Saturday.
Hamilton was 8 of 11 from the floor. Kaelon Wilson drilled 4 of 6 from distance for 19 points and Kevin Hervey finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds for UT Arlington (11-6, 2-2).
Sikes scores 27, S Alabama edges Ga Southern 69-67
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes scored 27 points and South Alabama scored the last three points to edge Georgia Southern 69-67 on Sunday.
There were seven ties and eight lead changes in the second half. The Eagles (10-4, 1-1 Sun Belt) took the lead on a Quan Jackson layup with 47 seconds left after a South Alabama (8-6, 2-0) turnover. The Jaguars went back on top when Nick Davis scored on a putback with 29 seconds to play.
Sikes nets 31, leads South Alabama over Georgia State 86-64
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes made 6 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 31 points, and South Alabama opened Sun Belt Conference play with an 86-64 win over Georgia State on Friday night.
Jordan Andrews made 5 of 8 from the arc and scored 19 and Josh Ajayi had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Jaguars (7-6).
South Alabama defense frustrates Eastern Illinois, 63-52
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Herb McGee scored 15 points and South Alabama snapped a two-game losing streak by keeping Eastern Illinois winless on the road, beating the Panthers 63-52 Saturday.
The win was the Jaguars first against Eastern Illinois in three meetings.
Looking to improve its perimeter defense, South Alabama limited the Panthers to just 4 of 15 shooting from distance and 21 of 65 shooting overall (32.3 percent) from the field.
South Alabama downs Southern Miss 69-61 behind Sikes, McGee
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes scored 20 points, Herb McGee added a career-high 19, and South Alabama beat Southern Miss 69-61 on Wednesday night.
Josh Ajayi scored 13 points and Nick Davis grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and had five blocks for the Jaguars (5-3), who made 11 of 29 3-pointers, led by McGee with four and Sikes with three.
Sikes trey lifts South Alabama past New Orleans, 55-52
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes hit a 3-point jumper with 20 seconds left to give South Alabama a 55-52 win over New Orleans for the 11th straight time Sunday afternoon.
Sikes hit a trey to give the Jaguars a 51-50 lead with 2:02 left, but Bryson Robinson dunked with :56 left to put the Privateers in front, 52-51.
The Jaguars' Herb McGee missed a field goal from deep and Josh Ajayi missed a put-back attempt. New Orleans' Troy Green missed a free throw that would have padded the lead.
Johnson continues production, UALR downs South Alabama 73-56
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Marcus Johnson Jr., scored 22 points and Jalen Jackson had 16 points and Arkansas-Little Rock led for almost the entire game, beating South Alabama 73-56 on Saturday night to end a two-game skid.
Johnson entered the game averaging 16.7 points per game on 53 percent shooting in his last three games; his first three starts of the season.