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South Alabama knocks off New Orleans 59-51

Feb 5, 2010 - 3:51 AM NEW ORLEANS(AP) -- Tim Williams scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds to lead South Alabama to a 59-51 victory over New Orleans on Thursday night.

Gary Redus added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Jaguars (13-11, 5-7 Sun Belt Conference), who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Redus scored 10 of the Jaguars' first 11 points, going 4-for-4 from the field, as the Jaguars jumped out to an 11-4 lead. South Alabama ended the first half on a 17-4 run to take a 33-23 lead into halftime. Redus finished with 10 first-half points.

New Orleans (7-16, 2-10) opened the second half on a 14-2 run and took a 37-35 lead on Quincy Diggs' 3-pointer with 16 minutes to play. But Martino Brock hit a 3 to give the Jaguars a 42-40 lead with 13:32 left.

Brock finished with 12 points and South Alabama outrebounded New Orleans 40-23.

Devin McDonald led New Orleans with 14 and Carl Blair added 10 points.