South Alabama 82, Cent. Michigan 76
Tim Williams scored 33 points and South Alabama capitalized on its advantage at the free-throw line Saturday night for an 82-76 victory in overtime over Central Michigan.
Regulation ended with the teams tied at 64, but Raymond Sims opened the extra period by scoring all seven of his points to give the Jaguars (2-1) a 71-64 lead. The jet-lagged Chippewas (1-3), who flew more than 5,000 miles to Mobile from a tournament in Hawaii, were led by Trey Zeigler's 21 points and 10 rebounds.
The Jaguars relied more on quantity than quality in their free-throw shooting. They attempted 39 free throws to Central Michigan's 12, but made only 59 percent (23 of 39).
Williams was hotter from the field, where he made 11 of 13 shots, than he was from the free-throw line, where he made only 8 of 16.
Derek Jackson came off Central Michigan's bench to add 19 points and 6 assists.