Wkentucky 57
Salabama 65
Date of game: 1/24/2013

Recap: South Alabama vs. Western Ky

Mobile, AL (Sports Network) - Augustine Rubit recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds as the South Alabama Jaguars held on the beat the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 65-57, in Sun Belt Conference action at the Mitchell Center.

Rubit shot 7-of-12 from the field and added four blocks for South Alabama (10-8, 7-3 Sun Belt), which has won three of four. Antoine Allen also scored 19 points, and Mychal Ammons chipped in 10 points and seven boards.

For WKU (11-10, 5-5), Brandon Harris led the way with 14 points and seven rebounds. T.J. Price (13 points) and George Fant (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Hilltoppers, who have lost five of six.

South Alabama shot just 42.9 percent from the floor in the first half, but it made 8-of-14 from the foul line as it took a 28-23 lead into intermission. WKU shot only 37 percent from the field and 1-of-3 from the stripe.

The Jaguars' poor showing from the field continued after the break (.385), but they continued to march to the free-throw line (14-of-18), as they held on for the eight-point win.

South Alabama won the rebounding battle, 40-32, although it was outscored in the paint by a 24-10 margin.

Game Notes

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Lions clinch playoff spot

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Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

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Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

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