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South Alabama basketball will win over San Diego 68-67

South Alabama basketball will win over San Diego 68-67

As South Alabama defeated San Diego 68-67 in the opening round Las Vegas Classic on Thursday, Charles Manning and Jay Jay Jay Chandler each scored 21 points.

The Jaguars reached three games and are 4-2 overall. South Alabama won the championship game at 5 on Central Friday.

Thats why I've decided to play for the championship tomorrow. It was no big feat but we found a way to win, said coach Richie Riley. It was a challenge to play such an early game for South Alabama. I am excited to have the chance to play for a championship tomorrow.

A jumper in the paint put the Jaguars ahead with 5:24 remaining at 61-59.

The Toreros (3-3) rallied yet a chance to win at the end. San Diego's Josh Parrish hit a go-ahead basket with 1,4 seconds left but a shot was waved off due to offensive goal-tending.

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Josh Parrish scored the go-ahead basket with 4 seconds left, but the officials rule the USD touched the ball rim. No basket.

With a preseason injury, forward Lance Thomas made his Jaguars debut with a single-figure scoring effort in 10 minutes.

The Toreros take on Illinois-Chicago Friday at two-hundred, on Friday, in the tournament consolation game.

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