South Alabama 77

(3-2, 0-1 away)

San Diego 55

(2-4, 1-2 home)

    10:00 PM ET, November 23, 2007

    Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

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    USA 36 4177
    USD 20 3555

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: D. Bennett 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    San Diego: B. Johnson 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    South Alabama 77, San Diego 55

    Associated Press

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Demetric Bennett scored 28 points to lead South Alabama in a 77-55 rout of San Diego on Friday night in the Anaheim Classic.

    The Jaguars (3-2) advanced to Sunday's fourth-place game against Chattanooga, which beat UC Irvine 85-80.

    Domonic Tilford came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points for the Jaguars. Brandon Davis added a career-high 15 points and DeAndre Coleman grabbed nine rebounds. Bennett's total was one off his career high and came a night after he was held to eight points against Miami of Ohio.

    South Alabama shot a season-high 50 percent from the floor.

    Brandon Johnson scored 17 points and Gyno Pomare added 11 points for the Toreros (2-4), who lost their fourth consecutive game.

    They will play UC Irvine in the seventh-place game Sunday.

    Tilford scored 10 straight points to put South Alabama ahead 19-10 in the first half. Pomare narrowed the margin to 19-13 with a layin and a free throw, but the Jaguars then went on another 10-0 run.

    Davis and Daon Merritt had four points apiece in that spurt to extend South Alabama's lead to 29-13.

    The Toreros made only one basket in a span of 8:50 during the first half, and failed to score a field goal in the final 4:32. They shot 22 percent in the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 77 55
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 15-42 (.357)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-30 (.767) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 22 4

    2007-08 Season

    San Diego leads 2-1
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