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Ajayi scores 20 to carry South Alabama past Texas St. 77-63

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Josh Ajayi had 20 points as South Alabama topped Texas State 77-63 on Saturday night.

Rodrick Sikes had 18 points for South Alabama (14-15, 7-9 Sun Belt Conference). Herb McGee added 15 points. Kory Holden had 15 points for the home team.

Alex Peacock scored a season-high 20 points for the Bobcats (23-7, 12-5). Tre'Larenz Nottingham added 16 points. Jaylen Shead had 10 points and seven assists.

Nijal Pearson, who led the Bobcats in scoring coming into the matchup with 18 points per game, failed to make a shot from the floor (0 of 8).

South Alabama faces Coastal Carolina on the road on Thursday. Texas State finishes out the regular season against Texas-Arlington on the road next Saturday.

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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 Texas St. 23-7 313263
home team logo South Alabama 14-15 354277
Team Stats
away team logo Texas St. 23-7 72.6 PPG 41.7 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo South Alabama 14-15 72.9 PPG 35 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
22
N. Pearson 16.4 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.4 APG 42.1 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