South Alabama beats Arkansas-Little Rock 72-69

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Georgi Boyanov had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Dionte Ferguson scored 25 - all career highs - as South Alabama beat Arkansas-Little Rock 72-69 on Monday night.

Taishaun Johnson made 1 of 2 free throws to give South Alabama a 66-62 lead with 1:57 left and Ferguson scored six points down the stretch to keep the Jaguars in front.

South Alabama (3-10, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference) took the lead for good on one of Ferguson's jumpers during a 7-0 run that ended with the Jaguars up 57-52 with 8:19 left.

UALR (5-8, 0-3) stayed within five the rest of the way, closing to 70-69 with 3.8 seconds left when Josh Hagins hit 3 of 3 free throws. After Ferguson made both of his free throws with 2.5 seconds left, Hagins missed a half-court heave at the buzzer.

Roger Woods led the Trojans with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Ben Dillard scored 13 and Hagins had 10.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.