Ntexas 57
Salabama 69
Date of game: 2/23/2013

Recap: South Alabama vs. North Texas

Mobile, AL (Sports Network) - Mychal Ammons shot 8-of-13 from the field for 18 points as the South Alabama Jaguars brought down the North Texas Mean Green, 69-57, in a Sun Belt Conference showdown at the Mitchell Center.

Javier Carter tallied 10 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks for South Alabama (16-10, 13-5 Sun Belt), while Augustine Rubit scored just nine points on 3- of-13 from the field but hauled in 15 boards. Antoine Allen and Wendell Wright netted 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Jaguars, who have won five of six.

Alzee Williams poured in 15 points for North Texas (11-19, 6-13), which had won its previous two games. Tony Mitchell logged his eighth double-double of the season for the visitors with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

South Alabama outshot North Texas from the field in the first half, 43.3 percent to 31.4 percent, as it took a 30-24 lead into intermission.

The Jaguars' field goal efficiency regressed to only 37.5 percent in the second half, but they never trailed and extended their advantage to as many as 20.

South Alabama shot 15-of-16 from the foul line, while North Texas was just 10- of-21 from the stripe.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Royals send closer Holland to DL

The Kansas City Royals have placed All- Star closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list due to a right pectoral strain.

Blackhawks tab Darling to start Game 3

Rookie Scott Darling will start in net for the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Nashville Predators.

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