South Alabama 70, Denver 64

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DENVER (AP)—Daon Merritt scored 22 points, and Ernest Little had 13 points and 12 rebounds to help South Alabama overcome a slow start for a 70-64 win over Denver on Saturday night.

Demetric Bennett added 16 points for South Alabama (13-7, 7-2 Sun Belt).

DaShawn Walker led Denver (3-16, 2-7) with 20 points, and Antonio Porch added 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

South Alabama scored the first bucket of the game before Denver went on a 16-0 run, and Denver led 35-32 at the half.

The Jaguars made adjustments in the second half and led 57-50 with 4:20 left.

Walker got Denver within 65-62 on a 3-pointer with 26 seconds to go.

Merritt made two foul shots to extend South Alabama’s lead to 67-62 before Tyler Bullock made a layup for Denver to trim the margin to three points.

Bennett made a free throw, and after Walker missed a 3-pointer that would have gotten Denver to within three, Little had a dunk with seven seconds left to put the game away.

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6-13,  22 Pts
5 Rebs, 7 Assists
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