Scores

Final

South Alabama 77

(18-4, 10-1 Sun Belt)

UL Monroe 59

(8-14, 2-8 Sun Belt)

4:00 PM ET, February 2, 2008

Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

1 2 T
USA 40 3777
ULM 34 2559

Top Performers

South Alabama: D. Bennett 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Louisiana-Monroe: J. Brown 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

South Alabama 77, Louisiana-Monroe 59

Associated Press

MONROE, La. (AP) -- Demetric Bennett had 23 points and South Alabama held Louisiana-Monroe scoreless for more than eight minutes to beat the Warhawks 77-59 on Saturday.

Brandon Davis had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Domonic Tilford 15 points for the Jaguars (18-4, 10-1 Sun Belt).

There had been nine ties and four lead changes when the Warhawks (8-14, 2-8) went ahead 34-33 on a 3-point shot by Jordan Payne with 3:07 left in the first half.

But Tilford put South Alabama ahead for good with 1:35 left in the first half. The Jaguars ended the half on a 7-0 run and with a 40-34 lead, and got the first nine points after the break to go ahead 49-34.

South Alabama's lead biggest lead was 22 points, 73-51 with 2:05 left.

Jonas Brown led ULM with 18 points and six rebounds. Payne finished with 16 points.

Daon Merritt had seven assists, seven points and six rebounds for South Alabama.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USA
ULM
Points 77 59
FG Made-Attempted 28-51 (.549) 19-56 (.339)
3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 6-29 (.207)
FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 15-20 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 22 6

2007-08 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
South Alabama leads 2-0
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