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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Texas-Arlington beats South Alabama 75-57
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) —
Texas-Arlington hit a season-high 15 3-pointers and defeated South Alabama 75-57 on Thursday night. Brian Warren led the Mavericks with four 3-pointers. Edric Dennis...
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...
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.
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 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.
Burns with 22 points, Little Rock routs South Alabama 91-62
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Deondre Burns scored 22 points with seven rebounds and five assists as Little Rock routed South Alabama 91-62 on Saturday afternoon.
Jaizec Lottie added 17 points for the Trojans (7-10, 2-2 Sun Belt). Nikola Maric had 14 points and Kamani Johnson had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Little Rock shot 61 percent from the field compared to 40 percent for South Alabama.
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.
Skiles scores season-best 30, South Alabama cruises 79-58
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Skiles scored a season-high 30 points, including six 3-pointers and South Alabama pulled away in the second half, defeating Southeast Missouri State 79-58 Monday night.
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.
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.
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).
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 stays hot, beats S. Alabama 76-57 behind Marquetti
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Malik Marquetti scored 21 points, JaKeenan Grant scored 16 and Bryce Washington grabbed 16 rebounds and Louisiana pulled away in the second half to beat South Alabama 76-57 Thursday night.
Louisiana led 34-29 at halftime and used a 17-2 run in an almost eight-minute span for a 66-45 lead with 5:42 left. Louisiana shot 6 of 14 from the field while South Alabama went 1 of 7 during that stretch.
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.
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.
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.