Scores

Final

South Alabama 70

(13-7, 7-2 Sun Belt)

Denver 64

(3-16, 2-7 Sun Belt)

    9:00 PM ET, January 20, 2007

    Magness Arena, Denver, Colorado

    1 2 T
    USA 32 3870
    DEN 35 2964

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: D. Merritt 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Denver: D. Walker 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl

    South Alabama 70, Denver 64

    DENVER (AP) -- Daon Merritt scored 22 points, and Ernest Little had 13 points and 12 rebounds to help South Alabama overcome a slow start for a 70-64 win over Denver on Saturday night.

    Demetric Bennett added 16 points for South Alabama (13-7, 7-2 Sun Belt).

    DaShawn Walker led Denver (3-16, 2-7) with 20 points, and Antonio Porch added 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

    South Alabama scored the first bucket of the game before Denver went on a 16-0 run, and Denver led 35-32 at the half.

    The Jaguars made adjustments in the second half and led 57-50 with 4:20 left.

    Walker got Denver within 65-62 on a 3-pointer with 26 seconds to go.

    Merritt made two foul shots to extend South Alabama's lead to 67-62 before Tyler Bullock made a layup for Denver to trim the margin to three points.

    Bennett made a free throw, and after Walker missed a 3-pointer that would have gotten Denver to within three, Little had a dunk with seven seconds left to put the game away.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USA
    DEN
    Points 70 64
    FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 22-59 (.373)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 8-28 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 11

    2006-07 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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