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Ajayi scores 20 to carry South Alabama over Troy 70-66

TROY, Ala. -- Josh Ajayi had 20 points as South Alabama narrowly beat Troy 70-66 on Friday night.

Andre Fox made a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left to give the Jaguars a three-point lead and Ty Gordon missed a 3-point attempt for the Trojans with 5 seconds left.

Chad Lott had 14 points for South Alabama (14-11, 7-7 Sun Belt Conference). Tyreke Locure added 12 points. Fox had 12 points.

Desmond Williams had 14 points for the Trojans (9-16, 5-9). Tahj Small added 12 points. Gordon had 10 points.

South Alabama plays Louisiana-Lafayette at home on Thursday. Troy matches up against Louisiana-Monroe at home on Thursday.

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