Scores

Final

Troy 81

(10-18, 5-11 Sun Belt)

South Alabama 87

(17-11, 8-8 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, March 3, 2012

    1 2 T
    TROY 34 4781
    USA 44 4387

    Top Performers

    Troy: R. Scott 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

    South Alabama: A. Rubit 18 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast

    South Alabama 87, Troy 81

    Associated Press

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Freddie Goldstein scored 25 points and South Alabama withstood a furious Troy comeback for an 87-81 win Saturday in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

    Goldstein, the conference's leading 3-point shooter in the regular season, was 4 of 10 from behind the arc and 7 of 15 overall. Augustine Rubit added 18 points and 14 rebounds for the sixth-seeded Jaguars (17-11), who will face No. 3 seed Denver in the quarterfinals Sunday. Antione Lundy had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

    Will Weathers led the 11th-seeded Trojans (10-18) with 17 points and Alan Jones had 13.

    South Alabama led 46-34 at halftime and 60-40 after a Lundy jumper with 12:55 to play, but Troy pulled within 81-79 on a Jones 3-pointer with 41 seconds left. Free throws, along with a Rubit layup following Mychal Ammons' missed foul shot, helped the Jaguars hold on for the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TROY
    USA
    Points 81 87
    FG Made-Attempted 29-72 (.403) 27-53 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-30 (.367) 9-16 (.563)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 24-36 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 20

    2011-12 Season

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