SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Chris Linton scored 20 points to lead Savannah State to a 79-66 victory over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night.
Tracy Rankins added 17 points for the Tigers (13-14), who led by as many as 25 points in the second half.
Savannah State led 64-59 with 3:40 remaining, but Linton scored five consecutive points to increase the advantage to 69-59 with 1:33 left in the game.
Florida Atlantic (6-22), which is 0-15 on the road this season, cut it to 69-61 on Paul Graham III's two free throws with 1:24 remaining, but couldn't get closer.
The Tigers made all 10 of their free-throw attempts in the final 1:20 and finished 14 of 17 from the line (82.4 percent).
Graham III scored 21 and Brett Royster added 15 points for the Owls.