NCAA Game Summary - South Alabama at Troy
(Saturday, March 2)
Final Score: South Alabama 53, Troy 49
Troy, AL (Sports Network) - Augustine Rubit registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the South Alabama Jaguars defeated the Troy Trojans, 53-49, in the regular season finale between the Sun Belt Conference foes at Trojan Arena.
Javier Carter also posted a double-double for USA (17-11, 14-6 Sun Belt) with 10 points and 13 boards which he accompanied with five blocks. Antoine Allen added 12 points for the Jaguars, who will head into the conference tournament as the No. 3 seed.
Emil Jones paced Troy (11-20, 6-14) with a game-high 22 points and eight rebounds. Westley Hinton chipped in 10 points off the bench for the Trojans as they finished the season at the bottom of the East Division standings.
The Trojans took control early on as they hit 40.7 percent of their field goal attempts en route to a 28-19 halftime lead. USA struggled early on, going 8- of-23 from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.
The Jaguars heated up to connect on 50 percent of their attempts from the field after the break while they limited the hosts to 8-of-27 shooting including an 0-of-7 mark from 3-point range. USA used a 15-point run that stretched over the half to tie the score at 28.
The extra effort on the offensive glass helped the Jaguars secure the win as they outscored the hosts, 14-6, in second chance points.
03/03 00:29:36 ET