South Alabama vs Florida Atlantic

South Alabama 77, FAU 66


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
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
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
North Texas7-1112-20295
So. Miss5-138-21315
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
Other games
UK 50 Final
ND 64
LCSC 57 Final
GONZ 104
MU 49 Final
FLA 82