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.
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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