South Alabama 53, Troy 49
TROY, Ala. (AP)
Augustine Rubit had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Javier Carter added 10 points and 13 boards to lift South Alabama over Troy 53-49 Saturday night in the Sun Belt Conference season finale for both teams.
Antoine Allen chipped in 12 for South Alabama (17-11, 14-6).
With Troy down 48-43, Ray Chambers' jumper made it 48-45 with 2:55 left to play, but Allen's layup pushed the Jaguars' lead back to five, 50-45.
After Emil Jones' free throws with 2:09 remaining cut it to 50-47, the next points did not come until Allen's free throws made it 52-47 with 27 seconds left.
After Jones' layup with 20 ticks to go made it a one-possession game, 52-49, he missed two shots in the final 12 seconds, and Rubit converted a free throw to seal the victory.
Jones finished with 22 points for the Trojans (11-20, 6-4), who have lost five straight games.