Updated: South Alabama (15-9) and Middle Tennessee State (23-4) Face Off

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  South Alabama 26 24 50 +14.5
  MTSU 41 44 85 -14.5
Thu, Feb 21 2013, 07:00 PM CST

Murphy Center
Murfreesboro, TN
Attendance: 5,712
TV: ESPN3.com

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South Alabama visits Murphy Center on Thursday to take on Middle Tennessee State. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Jaguars lost to the Blue Raiders 60-56 on Jan. 5 and are 2-7 against them over the last four years.

Middle Tennessee State and South Alabama are neck and neck in the Sun Belt, holding down first and second place, respectively.

In an 88-64 dismantling of Louisiana on Feb. 14, Augustine Rubit put up 34 points and 12 rebounds for the Jaguars. He contributes a team-high 19.6 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game. For the Blue Raiders, Kerry Hammonds II finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds in the 66-61 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Feb. 16. He contributes 3.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.3 points per game. Middle Tennessee State will hope to exploit their strength in offensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 37.8 percent in this area ranks first in the conference and 29th in the country.

StatSmack! South Alabama is better than Middle Tennessee State
  • South Alabama has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Middle Tennessee State (two vs. zero).
  • Javier Carter is ranked 4th in the Sun Belt in blocks.
  • South Alabama has an average margin of victory of 9 over Middle Tennessee State in 11 wins since 1980.
  • The South Alabama scoring leader (Augustine Rubit, 471 points) has more points than the Middle Tennessee State scoring leader (Marcos Knight, 342 points).
USA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Augustine Rubit 34 20 11 1 1 1 2
C Xavier Roberson 27 14 3 2 1 0 2
C Mychal Ammons 29 11 7 1 1 1 2
C- Javier Carter 23 6 6 1 1 2 1
C- Antoine Allen 27 9 3 1 1 0 2
D+ F. Goldstein 29 8 2 3 1 0 4
D+ Dre Conner 22 5 2 3 1 0 2
D B. Stevens II 20 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Trey Anderson 15 3 2 1 1 0 1
D- Wendell Wright 11 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- G. Magee 3 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Viktor Juricek 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
MTSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Marcos Knight 27 13 6 2 1 0 2
C Shawn Jones 21 9 5 0 0 1 1
C Raymond Cintron 22 9 2 1 1 0 1
C Bruce Massey Jr 22 6 3 3 1 0 2
C JT Sulton 20 6 4 0 1 1 1
C K. Hammonds II 22 6 3 2 1 0 1
C Trantell Knight 17 5 2 3 1 0 1
C Neiko Hunter 19 8 3 0 0 0 2
D+ J. Gallman Jr 12 4 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Jason Jones Jr 10 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Jacquez Rozier 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Torin Walker 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Gavin Gibson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Finoy Perkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Zane Gibson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Sun Belt Standings

OverallConf
1 Georgia State 25-9 17-1
2 WKU 20-12 12-6
3 Louisiana 23-12 11-7
4 Arkansas State 19-13 10-8
5 Texas-Arlington 15-17 9-9
5 UALR 15-17 9-9
7 ULM 10-17 7-11
8 Troy 11-20 6-12
 9South Alabama 11-20 5-13
10 Texas State 8-23 4-14
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2013-2014 Roster

#12 Antoine Allen Sr G 6-1 180
#13 Mychal Ammons Jr G 6-6 225
#10 Georgi Boyanov Fr F 6-8 200
#11 E.J. Conley So G 5-9 150
#24 Dionte Ferguson Jr G 6-6 220
#25 T.J. Johnson Fr G 6-2 175
#31 Viktor Juricek So F 6-10 210
#32 Austin Karazsia Fr F 6-8 220
#3 Isaiah Maston Fr G 6-3 185
#21 Augustine Rubit Sr F 6-7 230
#20 Aakim Saintill Fr G 6-0 165
#4 B. Stevens III So G 5-10 190
#1 Ken Williams Fr G 6-2 175