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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Florida Atlantic (2-4)333366

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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
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL-Monroe14-624-14132
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
UT-Arlington10-1016-15185
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
UALR8-1213-18276
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
Troy5-1510-19313

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303
 
Other games
UK 50 Final
ND 64
LCSC 57 Final
GONZ 104
MU 49 Final
FLA 82