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
Sikes sinks game-winning FT as South Alabama advances
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rodrick Sikes made one of two free throws with four seconds remaining and eighth-seeded South Alabama held on to upend No. 5 seed Louisiana Lafayette 70-69 in the second round...
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
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
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...
Mitchell lifts South Alabama over Troy 68-52
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead South Alabama to a 68-52 win over Troy on Saturday.
Josh Ajayi had 18 points for South Alabama (13-14, 6-8 Sun Belt...
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...
Tucker scores 24 to lead UALR past South Alabama 73-68
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rayjon Tucker had 24 points as Arkansas-Little Rock edged past South Alabama 73-68 on Saturday.
Kamani Johnson had 15 points for Arkansas-Little Rock (9-15, 4-7 Sun Belt Conference). Markquis Nowell added 10 points and seven rebounds. Nikola Maric had 10 points and seven rebounds for the visitors.
Rodrick Sikes had 19 points for the Jaguars (12-12, 5-6). John Pettway added 16 points and eight rebounds. Josh Ajayi had 10 points and eight rebounds.
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.
Georgia State wins seventh straight, beats South Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — D'Marcus Simonds scored 18 points and Jeff Thomas scored the final four points for Georgia State which defeated South Alabama 69-66 on Thursday night for its seventh straight win.
Thomas scored 15 points with nine rebounds and Devin Mitchell made five 3-pointers for his 15 points for the Panthers (14-4, 5-0 Sun Belt).
Kane Williams gave Georgia State the lead with two free throws with 1:09 remaining and Thomas hit a 3-pointer 30 seconds later and added a free throw.
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.
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.
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 with 21 as South Alabama rolls past Tulane 81-60
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes scored 21 points and grabbed four rebounds as South Alabama rolled past Tulane 81-60 on Saturday.
Sikes was 8 of 15 from the field including four from distance for the Jaguars (5-5). Josh Ajayi added 16 points and 10 rebounds, Kevin Morris had 10 points and R.J. Kelly chipped in with nine points, five rebounds and six assists.
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.
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.
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.
Troy sweeps rival for first time since 2009-10 season
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Wesley Person scored 18 points, Jordon Varnado had 17 and Troy defeated rival South Alabama 80-63 on Saturday for the Trojans' first season sweep of the Jaguars since 2009-10.
Varnado added eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks while Person made four 3-pointers. Alex Hicks scored 14 points, B.J. Miller 13 and Kevin Baker had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for his first career double. The Trojans (10-13, 4-6 Sun Belt) made 10 3-pointers.
Louisiana-Monroe beats South Alabama 83-74
MONROE, La. (AP) — Travis Munnings scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds and Louisiana-Monroe beat South Alabama 83-74 on Saturday.
Sam McDaniel added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Warhawks (9-11, 3-6 Sun Belt). Marvin Jean-Pierre had 18 points and five rebounds and Michael Ertel had 17 points and seven rebounds.
Ajayi, Rodrick lead South Alabama past App State 83-77
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Josh Ajayi scored the game-winner with 44 seconds to go, Rodrick Sikes scored eight of the last 10 points and South Alabama held off Appalachian State 83-77 on Saturday.
Neither team led by more than nine during a contest that saw five ties and five lead changes. Griffin Kinney knotted the score for Appalachian State three times down the stretch. Each time Sikes put the Jaguars back in the lead.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.