South Alabama beats LSU in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Xavier Roberson made field goals on

consecutive possessions in overtime to help South Alabama defeat

LSU 79-75 in a nonconference game Wednesday night.

Two foul shots by Javier Carter gave the Jaguars (2-2) the lead

in overtime. After Anthony Hickey answered with two free throws for

LSU, Roberson made his two key baskets. Augustine Rubit clinched

the victory with his field goal with 24 seconds remaining in


Rubit was the leading scorer for South Alabama with a

season-high 20 points while Roberson finished with a career-high 19


Antione Lundy also had a career-high with 13 points. Carter had

a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds - both season highs.

He matched his career high with five blocks.

Andre Stringer led the Tigers (3-3) with a season-high 20

points. Ralston Turner added 13 points, while Hickey had 12 and

Justin Hamilton had 11.