MOBILE, Ala. (AP)Andre Fox converted a go-ahead four-point play with 25.5 seconds to play and scored 20 points to lead South Alabama to a 78-75 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night.
There were seven ties and 16 lead changes, the last change coming when Trhae Mitchell kicked the ball to Fox in the left corner, where he was fouled by P.J. Hardy. The free throw made it 73-71.
Chad Loft then blocked a shot on the Ragin’ Cajuns’ possession and Herb Mcgee made it a two possession game with a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left.
Mcgee countered a Louisiana-Lafayette hoop with two more free throws with two seconds left. More free throws followed at the buzzer.
Mitchell also scored 20 points for the Jaguars (15-11, 8-7 Sun Belt Conference) and Chad Lott added 15 points with 10 rebounds.
Cedric Russell scored a season-high 29 points on a career-high seven 3-pointers for the Ragin’ Cajuns (10-16, 5-10) and Jalen Johnson added 19 points. Tirus Smith had 10 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks.
South Alabama defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 60-57 on Jan. 2. South Alabama matches up against Louisiana-Monroe at home on Saturday. Louisiana-Lafayette plays Troy on the road on Saturday.
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