Scores

Final

South Alabama 81

(6-1, 3-1 away)

UL Monroe 71

(4-6, 4-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 14, 2005

    Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    USA 37 4481
    ULM 41 3071

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: M. Jointer 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Louisiana-Monroe: A. Harper 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    South Alabama 81, Louisiana Monroe 71

    MONROE, La. (AP) -- Mario Jointer and Carlos Smith scored 20 points each as South Alabama defeated Louisiana-Monroe 81-71 Wednesday night.

    Demetric Bennett added 11 points for the Jaguars (6-1), who are off to their best start since the 1983-84 season.

    The Indians (4-6) led 41-37 at halftime, but South Alabama opened the second half with an 11-6 run in the first five minutes to take a 48-47 lead. Smith knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and Bennett and Richard Law each connected on one to extend the Jags' lead to 63-53.

    South Alabama pushed its lead to 71-57 with 4:03 remaining, but ULM answered with a 10-0 spurt. The Jaguars finished the game on a 10-4 run.

    Adrian Harper led Louisiana-Monroe with 17 points and Cecil Hood added 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USA
    ULM
    Points 81 71
    FG Made-Attempted 28-56 (.500) 27-54 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-27 (.481) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 9-12 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 11

    2005-06 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    South Alabama leads 2-0
    » Dec 14, 2005 USA 81, @ULM 71Recap
    Dec 20, 2005 @USA 83, ULM 64Recap