JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Ken Williams scored seven of South Alabama's final eight points to help the Jaguars take an 81-76 victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night to clinch a berth into the Sun Belt Conference tournament.
Arkansas State rallied from a 24-point second-half deficit to tie the game on two free throws from Cameron Golden with 2:49 remaining. Williams hit a 3-pointer and added another basket to lead 78-73. Golden made a 3-pointer to make it a two-point margin with 1:13 left before Taishaun Johnson made a free throw and Williams added two more.
The Red Wolves (11-17, 6-13) were eliminated from the postseason.