Scores

Final

South Alabama 79

(4-3, 2-0 Sun Belt)

FIU 68

(2-3, 1-1 Sun Belt)

7:30 PM ET, December 1, 2012

U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

1 2 T
USA 41 3879
FIU 33 3568

Top Performers

South Alabama: M. Ammons 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

Florida International: T. Murphy 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

South Alabama 79, FIU 68

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Mychal Ammons scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures as South Alabama beat Florida International University 79-68 Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference showdown.

Augustine Rubit finished with 19 points and nine boards, and Freddie Goldstein scored 11 for South Alabama (4-3, 2-0).

Antoine Allen came off the bench for the Jaguars to connect on all three 3s, finishing with 13 points.

Tied at 16, South Alabama went on a 14-4 run spurred by back-to-back 3s by Ammons.

Ammons finished the first half with 12 points, going 4 for 6 from the 3-point line as South Alabama led at halftime 41-33.

South Alabama shot 57.9 percent (11 for 19) in the second half to pull away from FIU (2-3, 1-1), which shot just 30.8 percent (12 for 39) in the second half.

Tymell Murphy finished with a double-double, 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead FIU.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USA
FIU
Points 79 68
FG Made-Attempted 24-45 (.533) 24-65 (.369)
3P Made-Attempted 13-24 (.542) 6-24 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 14-18 (.778)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 0

2012-13 Season

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