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.
S. Alabama, Texas State meet in Sun Belt semis
South Alabama (17-16, 10-10) vs. No. 4 seed Texas State (23-8, 12-6)
Sun Belt Conference Tourney Semifinals, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans; Friday, 5 p.m. EDT
S. Alabama faces La.-Lafeyette in Sun Belt quarters
South Alabama (16-16, 9-10) vs. No. 5 seed Louisiana-Lafayette (19-12, 10-8)
Sun Belt Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans; Thursday, 5 p.m. EDT
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...
Arkansas St., S. Alabama meet in Sun Belt tourney
No. 9 seed Arkansas State (13-18, 7-11) vs. No. 8 seed South Alabama (15-16, 8-10)
Sun Belt Conference Tourney First Round, Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
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...
S. Alabama looks to extend streak vs App State
South Alabama (14-16, 7-10) vs. Appalachian State (11-19, 6-11)
Holmes Convocation Center, Boone, North Carolina; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: South Alabama looks for its seventh...
CCU seeks revenge on S. Alabama
South Alabama (14-15, 7-9) vs. Coastal Carolina (14-14, 8-8)
HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Coastal Carolina seeks revenge on South Alabama after...
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...
Texas State, S. Alabama meet in conference play
Texas State (23-6, 12-4) vs. South Alabama (13-15, 6-9)
Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Sun Belt foes meet as Texas State faces S. Alabama. Texas...
Warren, UTA visit S. Alabama
Texas-Arlington (13-15, 9-6) vs. South Alabama (13-14, 6-8)
Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Brian Warren and...
Troy seeks revenge on S. Alabama
South Alabama (12-14, 5-8) vs. Troy (11-14, 4-9)
Trojan Arena, Troy, Alabama; Saturday, 5:15 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: South Alabama goes for the season sweep over Troy after winning the...
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.
Cockfield leads Arkansas St. past South Alabama 66-65
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Ty Cockfield II had 22 points, including two free throws with three seconds left, and Marquis Eaton scored 18 to help Arkansas State beat South Alabama 66-65 on Thursday night.
Cockfield finished 12 of 15 from the line and Salif Boudie had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Arkansas State (8-8, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory.
Mitchell helps South Alabama beat Coastal Carolina in 2OT
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell had 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and South Alabama pulled away in the second overtime to beat Coastal Carolina 84-77 on Saturday.
Kory Holden added 16 points and scored the go-ahead points for the Jaguars (9-6, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference) on a 3-pointer that made it 78-75 with 3:06 left in the game. Zac Cuthbertson cut the deficit to one for the Chanticleers (7-7, 1-1), but Holden hit another jumper and Mitchell scored the final four points.
Sikes, S. Alabama hold off Appalachian State 79-73
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes scored 21 points and made four 3-pointers and South Alabama held off a late rally to defeat Appalachian State 79-73 in a Sun Belt Conference opener on Thursday night.
Mitchell has career-high 28, S. Alabama thumps Mobile 86-47
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell posted a career-high 28 points to go with eight rebounds and three blocks as South Alabama torched NAIA-member Mobile 86-47 on Thursday night.
Mitchell was 12 of 15 from the floor. Josh Ajayi added 16 points to go with 11 rebounds and Kory Holden chipped in 14 points, draining 4 of 9 from long range.
Ajayi leads South Alabama past Alabama A&M 79-67
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Josh Ajayi scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds as South Alabama kept Alabama A&M winless with a 79-67 victory on Wednesday night.
Ajayi was 9 of 10 from the field for the Jaguars (6-5). Kory Holden added 16 points, five rebounds and five assists, Trhae Mitchell had 11 points with 13 rebounds, nine assists and four steals and Rodrick Sikes chipped in another 11 points.
Sikes scores 18, South Alabama holds off FAMU 66-57
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes regained his shooting touch and scored 18 points and South Alabama held off Florida A&M 66-57 on Saturday night.
South Carolina reserve guard Holden has left team
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Injured South Carolina guard Kory Holden has left the team.
Gamecocks coach Frank Martin announced Holden's decision on Saturday, a short time before South Carolina took on No. 10 Auburn at home.
Gamecocks top Broncos 79-66 for 5th in Puerto Rico Tip-Off
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina started the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off with a clunker. Coach Frank Martin could at least feel better about the way the Gamecocks finished it in the fifth-place game.
Wesley Myers and Chris Silva each scored 14 points, while South Carolina took control after halftime to beat Western Michigan 79-66 on Sunday.
South Carolina Preview Capsule
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina
Last season: 26-11, first Final Four appearance.
Coach: Frank Martin.
Who's gone: G Sindarius Thorwell (senior), G Duane Notice (senior), G Justin McKie (senior), G P.J. Dozier (left for NBA draft after sophomore season), G Rakym Felder (dismissed after second arrest on assault charges in less than year).
Holden, Gamecocks looking to build on Final Four
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kory Holden smiles at the congratulations he hears from South Carolina fans at the team's run to the Final Four last year. He also listens intently when they tell him how hard it will be to duplicate that success, given all the Gamecocks have lost.
Holden understands the concerns — but no way accepts them.
"We got two weeks off after that Final Four run, then we hit the weights," Holden said this week. "Two weeks later, we were right back at it."
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Oklahoma and Florida Atlantic guard Frank Booker has joined South Carolina for his final season.
Booker is a 6-foot-4 guard from Augusta, Georgia, who spent his first two seasons with the Sooners before moving on to Florida Atlantic. Booker is a graduate transfer and eligible to play immediately for the Gamecocks.
Booker averaged five points a game as a backup with Oklahoma. He started 10 of 30 games for the Owls last season, averaging 5.7 points.