NEW ORLEANS (AP) Rodrick Sikes made one of two free throws with four seconds remaining and eighth-seeded South Alabama held on to upend No. 5 seed Louisiana Lafayette 70-69 in the second round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Thursday.
Josh Ajayi led South Alabama with 25 points and the Jaguars advance to face fourth-seeded Texas State in Friday's quarterfinals.
Sikes finished with 15 points for South Alabama (17-16). Trhae Mitchell added nine points, seven rebounds and six assists.