John Pettway and Kory Holden scored 14 points apiece and Rodrick Sikes added 12 for the Jaguars (11-11, 4-5 Sun Belt Conference), who made 12 of 17 3-pointers, led by Holden's four, and 15 of 21 free throws.
Trailing 42-30 at halftime, Herb McGee's 3 capped a 9-0 run and the Jaguars closed within three, tied it at 48 on Mitchell's dunk, then led 69-68 on Holden's jumper with 4:08 left. Ajayi's layup and Holden's free throws put South Alabama up by seven with 12 seconds left before Sikes' two free throws iced it.
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