Scores

Final

South Alabama 74

(16-11, 8-8 Sun Belt)

FIU 81

(8-20, 5-11 Sun Belt)

    8:15 PM ET, February 25, 2012

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    USA 30 4474
    FIU 41 4081

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: A. Rubit 25 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Florida International: D. Wright 35 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    FIU 81, South Alabama 74

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- DeJuan Wright scored 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Florida International over South Alabama 81-74 Saturday night, in the regular season finale for both teams.

    Wright scored six of his points during a key run for the Panthers (16-11, 8-8 Sun Belt Conference) in the first half.

    FIU led 30-27 and outscored the Jaguars 11-1 the 2:53 left in the first half. South Alabama had three turnovers during the spurt.

    The Jaguars outshot FIU 49.2 percent (31 of 63) to 49.3 percent (25 of 62) but where outscored 41-30 before halftime. South Alabama had nine of their 12 turnovers in the first half.

    Jeremy Allen added 21 points for the Panthers, who ended a five game skid.

    Augustine Rubit led the Jaguars (16-11, 8-8) with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Mychal Ammons scored 12 points and Freddie Goldstein 10 for South Alabama, which snapped a four-game win streak.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USA
    FIU
    Points 74 81
    FG Made-Attempted 31-63 (.492) 25-62 (.403)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 25-31 (.806)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 14

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Series tied 0-0
    Jan 19, 2012 FIU 65, @USA 62Recap
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