S. Alabama charges back to beat Louisiana Lafayette, 83-70

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Ken Williams scored 25 points and added five assists to help lead South Alabama to an 83-70 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

Nick Stover added 13 points and Shaq Calhoun finished with 11 for South Alabama (13-16, 8-10 Sun Belt).

South Alabama shot 49 percent from the field while holding the Ragin' Cajuns to just 38 percent. The Jaguars also outscored Louisiana Lafayette 35-12 off the bench.

Shawn Long scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (15-12, 11-7). Bryce Washington added 14 points and nine boards.

Louisiana Lafayette led 32-26 at the half, but South Alabama battled back for a 44-42 lead on a Don MuepoKelly jumper with 12:12 left. That jumper by MuepoKelly sparked a 16-2 Jaguars run, putting them in front 58-44 with 8:05 remaining.

The Ragin' Cajuns never threatened again, and a Calhoun jam in the final minute gave South Alabama its largest lead (80-62).

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