South Alabama beats New Orleans 56-53
MOBILE, Ala. (AP)—DeAndre Coleman scored 16 points and Brandon Davis tallied a double-double to lead South Alabama to a 56-53 win over New Orleans on Saturday.
Davis scored 13 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Jaguars (12-10, 5-6 Sun Belt Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Destin Damachoua led the Privateers (9-13, 4-7) with 25 points, shooting 4 of 8 from beyond the arc. Kyndall Dykes added 11 points and Jaroslav Tyrna pulled down 12 boards.
New Orleans outshot South Alabama, hitting 42.9 percent from the floor (21 of 49) compared to just 30 percent (18 of 60). But the Jaguars hit 16 of 24 free throws, while the Privateers went just 7-for-13 from the line.