Scores

Final

Florida Atl 70

(11-10, 7-3 Sun Belt)

South Alabama 59

(12-10, 4-6 Sun Belt)

    8:05 PM ET, January 28, 2010

    Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

    1 2 T
    FAU 29 4170
    USA 27 3259

    Top Performers

    Florida Atlantic: A. Tucker 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    South Alabama: P. Tabet 8 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Blk

    Florida Atlantic 70, South Alabama 59

    Associated Press

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Greg Gantt scored 21 points as Florida Atlantic used two big runs to defeat South Alabama 70-59 on Thursday night and win its fourth straight game.

    The Owls (11-10, 7-3 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 16-6 early, then used a 17-3 spurt to lead by four. Florida Atlantic led 29-27 at the half and built 43-35 lead.

    South Alabama (12-10, 4-6) pulled even at 50. Tied again at 53 with 5:09 remaining, Gantt hit back-to-back 3s to spark a 13-0 run.

    Gantt has scored at least 20 points in five of the last seven games. Sanchez Hughley added 16 points for Florida Atlantic.

    The Owls were 10-for-27 from beyond the arc and 25-for-63 (39.7 percent) from the field, compared to 19-for-58 (32.8 percent) shooting by the Jaguars, who have lost three straight.

    Tim Williams led South Alabama with 14 points and Philip Tabet had eight points and 10 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAU
    USA
    Points 70 59
    FG Made-Attempted 25-63 (.397) 19-58 (.328)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 5-11 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 10

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 2, 2010 USA 96, @FAU 93Recap
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    Mar 6, 2010 USA 52, @FAU 51Recap