South Alabama vs Florida Atlantic

South Alabama 77, FAU 66

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Xavier Roberson posted his fourth straight game with four or more 3-pointers and Augustine Rubit tallied a double-double to lead South Alabama over Florida Atlantic 77-66 Thursday night in the conference opener for both teams.

Roberson went 5 of 8 from deep en route to a season-high 23 points and Rubit had 11 points and 10 boards for the Jaguars (3-3), who won their 300th Sun Belt game and helped coach Ronnie Arrow tie Gene Bartow for most Sun Belt wins in league history.

South Alabama scored 18 points in the paint and made 17 of 34 shots en route to a 44-33 halftime lead. The Jaguars continued their hot shooting in the second half, as FAU (2-4) never got within eight points of the lead.

South Alabama forced 14 turnovers and recorded eight or more steals for fifth time this season.

Greg Gantt led FAU with 29 points.

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South Alabama Jaguars
A. Rubit, F335-131-1101211
J. Carter, F284-43-590111
F. Goldstein, G315-133-403215
M. Ammons, G281-61-27113
X. Roberson, G256-116-850423
D. Conner292-54-42428
A. Allen241-72-23124
V. Juricek21-10-00002
Totals 25-6020-2638101477
 41.7%76.9% 
Florida Atlantic Owls
J. McCoy, F281-42-310014
K. Penn, F181-10-03042
J. Trapp, G373-121-23548
G. Gantt, G3611-182-480129
P. Bertone, G151-50-03013
S. Moody266-152-212316
D. Sekelja192-40-04134
A. Mattison80-00-00010
C. Baker60-10-02010
C. Bryant40-00-00000
J. Lacunza30-00-00000
Totals 25-607-113781966
 41.7%63.6% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
Other games
UK 50 Final
ND 64
LCSC 57 Final
GONZ 104
MU 49 Final
FLA 82