Jags Upset ULL on the road 89-82

January 19, 2015 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's 

Jags_bballSouth Alabama men’s basketball team came alive in the second half against Louisiana-Lafayette to rally and defeat the Cajuns 89-82 on Saturday at the Cajundome.

The Jags ended the Cajuns 12-game home win streak and improved their record to 5-12 overall and 3-4 in Sun Belt play. The Cajuns fall to 10-7 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

USA rallied from a 15 point deficit in the first half to trail by nine at halftime 44-35. Sophomore Ken Williams led the way with a career high 28 to lead the Jaguars to their third win in their last four visits to the Cajundome. Williams is also the first Jaguar to score 23 or more points in four consecutive games since Jeff Hodge in 1988-89.

Freshman Taishaun Johnson added 15 points, 13 of them in the second half, and pulled down 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.

The cajuns closed to 77-74 with 2:15 left in the game but USA responded with the next four points and were able to put the game away at the free throw line with six consecutive conversions in the final 37.4 seconds.

ULL was led by Shawn Long with 22 points and a game-high 22 rebounds. Kasey Shepherd and Brian Williams each added 13 points and Jay Wright had 12.

Georgi Boyanov came off the bench to score 14 points while going 2-of-2 from distance. Abdul Lewis and Dionte Ferguson both added 11 points with Ferguson also blocking three shots.

The Jaguars will end a run of three games in five days when they host Arkansas-Little Rock at the Mitchell Center on Monday for a 7:05pm tipoff. The Trojans enter the game with a 6-10 record overall and 1-5 in conference play.


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