Scores

Final

Florida Atl 74

(12-15, 6-8 Sun Belt)

South Alabama 91

(21-5, 13-2 Sun Belt)

    8:05 PM ET, February 16, 2008

    Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

    1 2 T
    FAU 38 3674
    USA 41 5091

    Top Performers

    Florida Atlantic: C. Nwoji 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    South Alabama: R. Douglas 23 Pts, 8 Reb

    South Alabama 91, Florida Atlantic 74

    Associated Press

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Ronald Douglas scored a career-high 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting and Demetric Bennett added 20 more to help South Alabama pull away from Florida Atlantic in a 91-74 win Saturday night.

    South Alabama (21-5, 13-2 Sun Belt Conference) snapped a five-game winning streak for Florida Atlantic (12-15, 6-8) with the win, which was the Jaguars' 14th straight at home.

    The Owls had trailed by just three at the half, with South Alabama up 41-38.

    But the Jaguars pulled way ahead in the second half and could not be caught.

    Domonic Tilford reached double figures for South Alabama with 17 points, followed by DeAndre Coleman with 11. Daniel Hayles also added a spark with a career-high eight assists, five steals and four rebounds to go along with eight points.

    Carderro Nwoji pulled in 17 points and six assists to lead Florida Atlantic. Jeff Parmer contributed 14 points and Xavier Perkins added 12 for the Owls.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAU
    USA
    Points 74 91
    FG Made-Attempted 27-58 (.466) 33-65 (.508)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 20-25 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 19

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 2, 2008 USA 66, @FAU 55Recap
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