Louisiana pulls away in 2nd half, secures conference title
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jerekius Davis came off the bench to post a career-high 18 points before the break as Louisiana gradually pulled away in the second period to beat South Alabama 88-71 for its fifth consecutive Sun Belt Conference win on Saturday night.
Sikes has 32 points, leads South Alabama to 87-67 win
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes soared into the record books with 32 points to lead South Alabama to an 87-67 Sun Belt Conference win over Arkansas State on Saturday afternoon.
Sikes set a school record with his fifth game this season with 30 or more points. The 6-1 junior was 12 of 22 from the floor, hitting 5 of 12 from distance. He also made 3 of 5 from the line. Sikes scored 38 points against Louisiana-Monroe two weeks ago.
South Alabama romps past Trinity Baptist 99-34
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes and Jordan Andrews had 16 points apiece as South Alabama thumped National Christian College Athletic Association's Trinity Baptist 99-34 on Tuesday night.
Nick Davis added 14 points and Kevin Morris chipped in 12 for South Alabama (9-8), which took a break from Sun Belt Conference action after dropping two straight games. Trhae Mitchell had eight points with 10 rebounds and Morris grabbed nine boards as the Jaguars won the rebound battle 45-27.
Peacock, Texas State hold off South Alabama 72-69
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Alex Peacock scored 18 points and his layup with 26 seconds remaining preserved Texas State's 72-69 win against South Alabama on Thursday night.
Rodrick Sikes made two free throws to narrow South Alabama's deficit to 70-69 before Peacock's layup. Texas State called timeout and Sikes missed a 3-point attempt. The Jaguars got the offensive rebound but Josh Ajayi missed his attempt.
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.
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.
Andrews leads way as S. Alabama runs away from Mobile 71-49
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jordan Andrews scored 18 points, Josh Ajayi scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and South Alabama defeated NAIA member Mobile 71-49 on Monday night in the Jaguars home opener.
Mobile proved scrappy in the first half and trailed 29-25 at halftime. But Andrews took over and scored 10 points during a 17-4 South Alabama run to start the second half and put the Jaguars up 46-29 with a 3-pointer with 15:41 remaining.