Jags End Three Game Skid And Southpaw Wins A National Championship

January 18, 2010 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's, News 

Sorry I have been MIA until now but as you may have noticed, the Jags rebouding and inside game was also MIA for a while. The Jags lost three games in a row before coming up with a big win against Troy on Saturday night.

The Jags lost in overtime against Western Kentucky 67-64 before the BCS Championship game. Then they lost to Arkansas State two nights later 69-63 where ASU outplayed the Jags in the second half to battle back from a 9 point deficit. Both games were played at the Mitchell Center. These were two consecutive losses but three consecutive losses at home in the Mitchell Center.

Then on Thursday, January 14th the Jags traveled to Louisiana-Monroe and lost 61-58 in a close game despite commiting 23 turnovers. This was the Jags 3rd consecutive loss.

The Jags then returned home to the Mitchell Center to face the Troy Trojans. Troy connected on a game tying three pointer with 4.3 seconds left but Allyn Cooks would go the length of the floor to make a lay-up at the buzzer to win the game for the Jags 69-67.

After this span of four games, the Jags are now 12-7 overall and 4-3 in the Sun Belt. The current standings has Eastern Division as Western Kentucky 4-1, South Alabama 4-3, Troy 4-3, Florida Atlantic 4-3, Middle Tennessee 3-3, and Florida International 3-5. The Western Division standings are: Arkansas State 5-1, Denver 5-3, North Texas 4-4, Louisiana-Lafayette 3-3, New Orleans 2-5, Louisiana-Monroe 3-5, and Arkansas-Little Rock 1-6.

The Jags will play their next two games on the road. On Thursday, January 21 they play North Texas at 7pm then on Saturday January 23 they play Denver with a 5pm CST start.

Also South Paw, South Alabama’s mascot, won the National Championship in Orlando Florida. This was his first national championship. This was Southpaw’s first national championship competition and was able to defeat YouDee from Delaware for the title.


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