Demetric Bennett added 11 points for the Jaguars (6-1), who are
off to their best start since the 1983-84 season.
The Indians (4-6) led 41-37 at halftime, but South Alabama
opened the second half with an 11-6 run in the first five minutes
to take a 48-47 lead. Smith knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and
Bennett and Richard Law each connected on one to extend the Jags'
lead to 63-53.
South Alabama pushed its lead to 71-57 with 4:03 remaining, but
ULM answered with a 10-0 spurt. The Jaguars finished the game on a
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.