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South Alabama tops Louisiana-Monroe 71-56

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Freddie Goldstein and Antoine Allen combined for 11 points during a key 13-2 run to open the second half as South Alabama dominated the second half to defeat Louisiana-Monroe 71-56 Thursday night.

The Jaguars (9-8, 6-3 Sun Belt Conference) outscored the Warhawks 44-29 following intermission after starting the half with four consecutive field goals. South Alabama shot 62.5 percent (15 of 24) after halftime.

Augustine Rubit was 5-of-8 shooting after halftime, when he accounted for 15 of his 23 points off the bench for the Jaguars. Rubit added nine rebounds, while Goldstein finished with 16 points on 5-of-10 3-point shooting. Allen and Mychal Ammons scored 10 points each.

Marcelis Hansberry led Louisiana-Monroe (3-11, 2-6) with 16 points.

The Warhawks pulled as close as five points four times after the 13-2 run, last at 52-47 with 7:27 left. South Alabama responded with a 9-1 run to pull away for good.

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