Sun Belt Tournament - South Alabama Defeats Arkansas State 75-67 - Recap

South Alabama grabbed a 75-67 win over Arkansas State on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from Josh Ajayi at Mitchell Center.

Bettors who backed South Alabama were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -4.5 at sportsbooks.

South Alabama got 20 points from Kory Holden and another 13 points from Trhae Mitchell. Herb McGee contributed 6 assists, while Trhae Mitchell cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.

Arkansas State got a 21-point performance from Ty Cockfield, who was supported by 12 points from Grantham Gillard. Ty Cockfield had 4 assists in a losing cause for Arkansas State, while Grantham Gillard grabbed 10 rebounds.

South Alabama was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Arkansas State had a 33-31 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.