Troy vs South Alabama

South Alabama 87, Troy 81

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Freddie Goldstein scored 25 points and South Alabama withstood a furious Troy comeback for an 87-81 win Saturday in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

Goldstein, the conference's leading 3-point shooter in the regular season, was 4 of 10 from behind the arc and 7 of 15 overall. Augustine Rubit added 18 points and 14 rebounds for the sixth-seeded Jaguars (17-11), who will face No. 3 seed Denver in the quarterfinals Sunday. Antione Lundy had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Will Weathers led the 11th-seeded Trojans (10-18) with 17 points and Alan Jones had 13.

South Alabama led 46-34 at halftime and 60-40 after a Lundy jumper with 12:55 to play, but Troy pulled within 81-79 on a Jones 3-pointer with 41 seconds left. Free throws, along with a Rubit layup following Mychal Ammons' missed foul shot, helped the Jaguars hold on for the win.

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Scoreboard
Troy (10-18)344781
South Alabama (17-11) «444387

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Troy Trojans
T. Owens, F194-50-15028
W. Weathers, G345-135-611317
A. Jones, G335-140-021413
J. Wright, G252-82-26347
E. Jones, G232-60-02135
R. Scott233-104-434412
S. Cunningham204-70-47348
D. Clark123-71-22119
R. Chambers111-20-02002
Totals 29-7212-1933142581
 40.3%63.2% 
South Alabama Jaguars
A. Lundy, F234-84-4110112
A. Rubit, C366-106-9143118
F. Goldstein, G347-157-941325
M. Ammons, G281-84-109226
T. Anderson, G222-20-02356
W. Wright311-13-43245
J. Carter182-20-06304
D. Jones84-60-001311
J. Diaz00-10-00000
Totals 27-5324-3650151987
 50.9%66.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Louisiana6-016-374
Texas St.6-113-7245
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App. St.3-38-11239
UT-Arlington3-412-8156
Troy2-38-10215
Little Rock2-45-14271
UL-Monroe1-57-10304
Arkansas St.1-56-13317
Coast. Car.1-67-13266
 
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