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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Scoreboard
South Alabama (3-3) «443377
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
Ga. Southern0-08-235
Louisiana0-08-2126
Georgia St.0-07-3224
UT-Arlington0-07-366
Coast. Car.0-05-5184
S. Alabama0-05-5289
Texas St.0-05-5336
Troy0-05-5282
App. St.0-05-6271
UL-Monroe0-04-5248
Arkansas St.0-03-7345
Little Rock0-02-9294

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.0-07-113
La. Tech0-07-389
Marshall0-07-3165
Old Dominion0-07-367
FAU0-06-3108
So. Miss0-06-4257
UAB0-06-4188
Western Ky.0-06-472
North Texas0-06-5256
UT-San Antonio0-06-5241
FIU0-05-5280
Charlotte0-03-6331
UTEP0-03-6212
Rice0-03-7301
 
Other games
UK 50 Final
ND 64
LCSC 57 Final
GONZ 104
MU 49 Final
FLA 82