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Louisiana-Monroe remains tied for 1st in Sun Belt after 75-57 win over South Alabama


MOBILE, Alabama — Justin Roberson scored 18 points and Majok Deng added a double-double to lead Louisiana-Monroe in a 75-57 victory over South Alabama on Thursday night.

Louisiana-Monroe (19-9, 13-4) remains tied with Georgia Southern for first place in the Sun Belt Conference.

Roberson finished just one shy of his career-high, and shot 6 of 9 from the free throw line. Deng and Tylor Ongwae each finished with 14 points, and Deng added 13 boards.

The Jaguars (9-20, 7-11) trailed by 11 points after the start of the second half, but six-straight from Ken Williams cut the difference to three with 13:48 to play. South Alabama then went the next 3:44 without a point, and Louisiana-Monroe took off from there.

Williams scored 21 points, hitting four 3-pointers, to lead the Jaguars. South Alabama was out-boarded 41-29, and committed 14 turnovers.

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