South Alabama 66, Alabama State 49
MOBILE, Ala. (AP)—Richard Law scored a career-high 18 points and Chris Young added 15 to raise South Alabama over Alabama State to a 66-49 victory Sunday.
Law hit 6 of 11 from the field and 3 of 6 from beyond the arc for the Jaguars (1-2), who saw their first win of the season. Young hit 5 of 13 3-pointers.
Antquon James led the Hornets (1-2) with 11 points and hit 3 of 8 3-pointers for Alabama State.
The Hornets hit 43 percent of their shots, holding the South Alabama to 36.5 percent shooting. But the Jaguars, led 36-25 at halftime, dominated the boards 44-27.
Henry Williams grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, seven offensive.
After falling behind 4-0 in the opening minutes, South Alabama went on an 18-4 run over the next six minutes. The Hornets cut the lead 26-20 at the 5:25 mark on a free throw by Akeim Claborn.
Shane Spencer scored five of his seven points in the next two possessions to push the lead back to double-digits at 31-20.
Law scored seven points in a row to push the margin to 47-31 and Young followed with back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Jaguars a 53-31 lead at 10:25. Justin White drove to basket for the final points of the run and the Hornets never got within 16 points within the last 5 minutes of the game.