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11/29/2012 9:50 PM EST
Roberson, South Alabama top Florida Atlantic 77-66
SOUTH ALABAMA 77, FLA ATLANTIC 66
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Xavier Roberson posted his fourth
straight game with four or more 3-pointers and Augustine Rubit
tallied a double-double to lead South Alabama over Florida
Atlantic 77-66 Thursday night in the conference opener for both
Roberson went 5 of 8 from deep en route to a season-high 23
points and Rubit had 11 points and 10 boards for the Jaguars
(3-3), who won their 300th Sun Belt game and helped coach Ronnie
Arrow tie Gene Bartow for most Sun Belt wins in league history.
South Alabama scored 18 points in the paint and made 17 of 34
shots en route to a 44-33 halftime lead. The Jaguars continued
their hot shooting in the second half, as FAU (2-4) never got
within eight points of the lead.
South Alabama forced 14 turnovers and recorded eight or more
steals for fifth time this season.
Greg Gantt led FAU with 29 points.
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