Scores

Final

South Alabama 75

(8-2, 3-2 away)

Alabama State 78

(2-8, 2-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 22, 2005

    Dunn-Oliver Acadome, Montgomery, Alabama

    1 2 T
    USA 34 4175
    ALST 34 4478

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: M. Jointer 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast

    Alabama State: A. Claborn 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    Alabama State 78, South Alabama 75

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Akeim Claborn scored 24 points to lead Alabama State to a 78-75 victory over South Alabama on Thursday night.

    The Hornets' (2-8) win snapped South Alabama's (8-2) seven-game winning streak.

    "I thought down the stretch their two big guys made some plays and really hurt us," Jaguar head coach John Pelphrey said. "We had our chances, but we just didn't make enough plays."

    The Jaguars opened the game with an 11-3 start, making five of their first six shots, including three lay-ups by junior Jason McGriff, but a 7-0 Alabama State run cut the deficit to 11-10.

    The Hornets took their first lead on a Richard Lott layup for a 14-13 score, but South Alabama quickly regained the lead, stretching it to 12 points with 5:47 left in the half.

    Alabama State fought back to tie the game at 34 after a 12-0 run to end the half.

    Mario Jointer led the Jaguars with 21 points and had two assists. Chey Christie and Jason McGriff each scored 11 points to round out double-figure scoring for South Alabama.

    South Alabama was 15-of-32 in the first half for 46.9 percent while Alabama State was 13-of-30 for 43.3 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USA
    ALST
    Points 75 78
    FG Made-Attempted 28-62 (.452) 26-51 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 23-34 (.676)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 3

    2005-06 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    South Alabama leads 1-0
    Nov 25, 2005 @USA 82, ALST 65Recap
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