South Alabama Defeats Appalachian State 78-71 - Recap

South Alabama got a 26-point performance from Josh Ajayi as they ran past Appalachian State 78-71 on Saturday at Holmes Convocation Center.

South Alabama won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the +5.0-point spread as underdogs.

Trhae Mitchell had 18 points for South Alabama and Kory Holden chipped in with 15 points. Herb McGee had 7 assists for them, while Trhae Mitchell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Appalachian State got a 21-point performance from Justin Forrest, who was supported by 16 points from Ronshad Shabazz. Ronshad Shabazz had 5 assists in a losing cause for Appalachian State, while Bennett Holley grabbed 8 rebounds.

South Alabama led at halftime, 36-31.

South Alabama won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 32-31.