LAS VEGAS – The University of South Alabama men's basketball team defeated Hawaii, 72-69 Friday in the championship game of the Las Vegas Classic at the Orleans Arena.
South Alabama's Charles Manning Jr. posted career-highs in points (25) and rebounds (7) on 10-of-18 shooting, while Diante Smith added 15 points and Jay Jay Chandler chipped in 10 to lead the Jaguar offense.
Hawaii had four players in double digits, led by junior Madut's 18 points.
Place: Orleans Arena
Final Score: South Alabama 72, Hawaii 69
Records: South Alabama 5-2, Hawaii 3-2
- Hawaii jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the opening three minutes.