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South Alabama defense frustrates Eastern Illinois, 63-52

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Herb McGee scored 15 points and South Alabama snapped a two-game losing streak by keeping Eastern Illinois winless on the road, beating the Panthers 63-52 Saturday.

The win was the Jaguars first against Eastern Illinois in three meetings.

Looking to improve its perimeter defense, South Alabama limited the Panthers to just 4 of 15 shooting from distance and 21 of 65 shooting overall (32.3 percent) from the field.

Jordan Andrews took a feed from McGee and scored on a layup to push the South Alabama lead to 18 points, 57-39 with under six minutes to play. Eastern Illinois rallied, and was able to get the deficit under 10 points on Ray Crossland's jumper with :13 left in the game.

Trhae Mitchell finished with nine points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Jaguars.

Crossland had 17 points for Eastern Illinois (2-7) which is now are 0-7 on the road.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Eastern Ill. 2-7 232952
home team logo S. Alabama 6-5 293463
Team Stats
away team logo Eastern Ill. 2-7 71.8 PPG 38.3 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo S. Alabama 6-5 72.9 PPG 35 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
22
J. Wallace 15.5 PPG 3.9 RPG 2.9 APG 41.1 FG%
33
J. Ajayi 16.4 PPG 7.4 RPG 1.6 APG 56.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB