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Ajayi lifts South Alabama over Arkansas St. 75-67

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Josh Ajayi had 22 points as South Alabama defeated Arkansas State 75-67 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tourney on Tuesday night. Kory Holden added 20 points for the Jaguars.

Ajayi hit 8 of 10 from the free throw line. He added nine rebounds.

Trhae Mitchell had 13 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks for South Alabama (16-16). Herb McGee added 12 points and six assists.

Ty Cockfield II had 21 points for the Red Wolves (13-19). Grantham Gillard added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Marquis Eaton had 10 points and seven rebounds.

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Key Players
T. Cockfield II
T. Mitchell
33.9 Min. Per Game 33.9
14.0 Pts. Per Game 14.0
3.6 Ast. Per Game 3.6
7.5 Reb. Per Game 7.5
43.9 Field Goal % 48.7
35.6 Three Point % 41.6
82.0 Free Throw % 64.1
+ 2 Tristin Walley made jump shot 3.0
  Offensive rebound by Tristin Walley 6.0
  Ty Cockfield II missed 3-pt. jump shot 8.0
+ 2 Herb McGee made dunk, assist by Josh Ajayi 15.0
  Defensive rebound by Josh Ajayi 21.0
  Tristin Walley missed 3-pt. jump shot 23.0
  Defensive rebound by Tristin Walley 31.0
  Herb McGee missed free throw 31.0
  Personal foul on Tristin Walley 31.0
+ 3 Ty Cockfield II made 3-pt. jump shot 34.0
+ 1 Trhae Mitchell made 2nd of 2 free throws 41.0
Team Stats
Points 67 75
Field Goals 26-68 (38.2%) 25-52 (48.1%)
3-Pointers 7-29 (24.1%) 11-23 (47.8%)
Free Throws 8-13 (61.5%) 14-18 (77.8%)
Total Rebounds 37 37
Offensive 12 6
Defensive 21 25
Team 4 6
Assists 8 16
Steals 4 1
Blocks 6 8
Turnovers 5 12
Fouls 15 14
Technicals 0 0
21 PTS, 4 AST
22 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Arkansas State 13-19 323567
home team logo South Alabama 16-16 294675
Team Stats
away team logo Arkansas State 13-19 73.7 PPG 41.4 RPG 11.3 APG
home team logo South Alabama 16-16 72.9 PPG 35 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
0
T. Cockfield II G 22.4 PPG 3.6 RPG 3.2 APG 43.9 FG%
33
J. Ajayi F 16.4 PPG 7.4 RPG 1.6 APG 56.0 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Cockfield II G 21 PTS 0 REB 4 AST
J. Ajayi F 22 PTS 9 REB 4 AST
38.2 FG% 48.1
24.1 3PT FG% 47.8
61.5 FT% 77.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Cockfield II 21 0 4 7/19 4/12 3/5 1 37 1 0 2 0 0
G. Gillard 12 10 0 4/11 3/10 1/2 2 34 3 1 1 2 8
C. Willis 10 3 0 5/10 0/0 0/0 1 30 0 0 0 3 0
M. Eaton 10 7 2 4/12 0/4 2/2 2 35 0 1 1 1 6
S. Fritz 6 5 0 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 25 0 4 0 3 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Cockfield II 21 0 4 7/19 4/12 3/5 1 37 1 0 2 0 0
G. Gillard 12 10 0 4/11 3/10 1/2 2 34 3 1 1 2 8
C. Willis 10 3 0 5/10 0/0 0/0 1 30 0 0 0 3 0
M. Eaton 10 7 2 4/12 0/4 2/2 2 35 0 1 1 1 6
S. Fritz 6 5 0 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 25 0 4 0 3 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Walley 6 7 2 2/6 0/3 2/4 3 18 0 0 0 3 4
C. Kus 2 0 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
S. Boudie 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 14 0 0 1 0 1
J. Scoggins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Brevard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Matthews - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Adams Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 33 8 26/68 7/29 8/13 15 200 4 6 5 12 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Ajayi 22 9 4 7/14 0/1 8/10 1 37 0 0 1 4 5
T. Mitchell 13 13 4 4/8 1/2 4/4 1 37 0 8 4 1 12
H. McGee 12 3 6 4/9 3/5 1/3 3 36 0 0 3 0 3
R. Sikes 8 4 0 3/8 2/5 0/0 3 31 1 0 1 0 4
J. Pettway 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 2 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Ajayi 22 9 4 7/14 0/1 8/10 1 37 0 0 1 4 5
T. Mitchell 13 13 4 4/8 1/2 4/4 1 37 0 8 4 1 12
H. McGee 12 3 6 4/9 3/5 1/3 3 36 0 0 3 0 3
R. Sikes 8 4 0 3/8 2/5 0/0 3 31 1 0 1 0 4
J. Pettway 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 2 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Holden 20 0 2 7/13 5/10 1/1 2 36 0 0 0 0 0
K. Morris 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Kelly 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 17 0 0 1 0 1
T. Riley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Fox - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Andrews - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Coleman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Ayeni - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Dial - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 31 16 25/52 11/23 14/18 14 200 1 8 12 6 25