HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -
each scored 10 first-half points Monday as South Alabama opened a big lead over Arkansas-Little Rock and took a 54-44 victory
in a Sun Belt Conference semifinal despite shooting 22 percent in the second half.
While the Jaguars (20-12) looked bad, the Trojans (23-8) looked worse. UALR had five turnovers in the first 7:20 while falling
behind 20-5. A pair of DeAndre' Coleman baskets made it 27-11 with 6:18 left before halftime and the Trojans couldn't take
advantage when South Alabama later went cold.
At one point in the second half, South Alabama was shooting 2-of-15 from the floor, or 13 percent. The Trojans weren't much
better, shooting 19 percent. Tilford and Sherrer each finished with 17 points.
had 10 for Arkansas-Little Rock.
The Jaguars play Western Kentucky in Tuesday's final.