Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic

FAU 67, W. Kentucky 66

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Shavar Richardson scored 25 points and Florida Atlantic used a second-half rally to beat Western Kentucky 67-66 on Thursday night.

Western Kentucky led 62-53 behind two Kahlil McDonald free throws with 5:23 left to play. But Richardson made two free throws of his own, sparking a 12-4 run and cutting the Hilltoppers' lead to just one, 66-65, with 29 seconds remaining.

Jordan McCoy made a layup with 10 seconds left to give Florida Atlantic (9-12, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) its first lead of the half, 67-66, and Kelvin Penn blocked Jamal Crook's layup attempt as time expired to seal the win.

McCoy finished with 10 points and seven boards and made the Owls' last two buckets.

Florida Atlantic dished out 17 assists, compared to just 11 for Western Kentucky (6-15, 2-6), and blocked eight shots.

Derrick Gordon led the Hilltoppers with 16 points.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
O. Akamune, F214-70-07138
T. Akol, F81-10-02012
D. Gordon, G375-105-640216
J. Crook, G323-132-24718
K. McDonald, G231-42-21134
G. Fant234-95-671313
T. Price203-50-21028
V. Zollo162-40-01015
N. Snipes140-22-23022
K. Anyigbo40-00-01000
J. Starks20-00-00100
Totals 23-5516-2035111866
 41.8%80% 
Florida Atlantic Owls
K. White, F223-72-34139
K. Penn, F211-32-24024
S. Richardson, G3310-152-231125
G. Gantt, G323-111-23327
A. Tucker, G251-22-23534
R. Taylor271-52-22625
J. McCoy265-70-170210
O. Grier50-20-01100
A. Mattison51-21-21013
P. Bertone40-00-00020
Totals 25-5412-1630171867
 46.3%75% 
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Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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