The dust has largely settled on the transfer movement front, and some new national title contenders have emerged.
Former South Alabama guard Michael Flowers, the top available scorer in the transfer portal, has committed to play at Washington State next season, he announced Saturday.
— Theo Akwuba had 19 points and 14 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette got past South Alabama 79-68 in the Sun Belt Conference Tourney second round on Saturday. Mylik Wilson and Dou Gueye added 16 points each for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
— Michael Flowers had a season-high 34 points as South Alabama topped UL Monroe 80-72 in the Sun Belt Conference tournament first round on Friday.
— Jalen Thomas and Justin Roberts scored 16 points apiece as Georgia State defeated South Alabama 82-73 on Saturday night.
— Evan Johnson had a season-high 28 points as Georgia State narrowly defeated South Alabama 84-81 on Friday night.
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— Sam Iorio had 11 points and 15 rebounds to carry South Alabama to a 58-51 win over Troy on Saturday.
— Michael Flowers posted 18 points and seven rebounds as South Alabama edged past Troy 73-70 on Thursday night.
— Sam Iorio scored 18 points and Michael Flowers added 17 as South Alabama narrowly beat Georgia State 70-67 on Tuesday.
— Tyreke Locure scored 22 points, tying his career high, as South Alabama edged past Coastal Carolina 70-66 on Saturday.
— Michael Flowers had 28 points as South Alabama got past Coastal Carolina 71-65 on Friday night. Tyreke Locure added 20 points for the Jaguars. Locure also had six rebounds.
— Michael Flowers scored 10 points with 10 rebounds and South Alabama beat Georgia Southern 62-48 on Saturday.
— Gedi Juozapaitis had 18 points as Georgia Southern topped South Alabama 84-75 in overtime on Friday night. Kaden Archie added 17 points for the Eagles, while Zack Bryant chipped in 15. Archie also had three blocks.
— Adrian Delph had a career-high 28 points as Appalachian State beat South Alabama 83-77 on Saturday.
— Michael Flowers had a season-high 31 points as South Alabama beat Appalachian State 73-64 on Friday night.
— Garrick Green had a career-high 28 points as Coastal Carolina topped South Alabama 83-69 on Saturday.
— DeVante’ Jones had 26 points as Coastal Carolina topped South Alabama 78-65 on Friday night.
— Elijah McCadden recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds to lift Georgia Southern to a 62-49 win over South Alabama on Saturday.
— Michael Flowers had 26 points as South Alabama rolled past Georgia Southern 88-59 on Friday night in the first Sun Belt Conference matchup of the season for both teams.
— Jalen Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds as Alabama A&M narrowly defeated South Alabama 93-90 in double overtime on Saturday. Garrett Hicks added 23 points for the Bulldogs.
— Tyreke Locure scored a career-high 22 points as South Alabama romped past Division II Flagler 103-81 on Wednesday night.
— Kayo Goncalves scored 18 points including a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give South Alabama to a 76-75 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.
— Michael Flowers had 26 points as South Alabama topped William Carey 80-67 on Tuesday night.
— Freshman Justin Powell scored 26 points, knocking down seven 3-pointers, and Auburn drained a program-record 22 from distance to defeat South Alabama 90-81 on Friday night.