South Alabama vs Florida Atlantic

South Alabama 79, FAU 76


BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Mychael Ammons scored a career-high 26 points and South Alabama overcame Florida Atlantic 79-76 in overtime Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference play.

The Jaguars (16-10, 8-7), down by five points at halftime, outscored FAU 37-32 in the second half to force overtime. Greg Gantt, who led Florida Atlantic (11-17, 7-8) with 21 points, hit two tying foul shots with 19 seconds left in regulation.

In OT, South Alabama led by as many as six points, 75-69, after a 3-pointer by Ammons. The Owls closed within 77-76 with 12 seconds left on two free throws by Shavar Richardson (20 points, including four treys). But Ammons hit two foul shots, and a missed 3-point prayer by Florida Atlantic ended it.

Ammons just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Teammate Augustine Rubit had 18 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season, tying him for the conference lead.

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South Alabama Jaguars
A. Rubit, F448-122-4121418
A. Lundy, F200-22-25112
M. Ammons, G378-139-1292226
T. Anderson, G363-105-632311
F. Goldstein, G314-94-431215
J. Carter262-42-24126
D. Jones150-10-00020
W. Wright140-11-20131
J. Diaz20-00-00000
Totals 25-5225-324191979
Florida Atlantic Owls
K. White, F224-50-02048
K. Penn, F130-00-00050
A. Tucker, G301-30-01612
G. Gantt, G277-175-540221
R. Taylor, G263-91-22337
J. McCoy361-40-04032
D. Mavin296-150-154112
S. Richardson225-86-630120
P. Bertone131-51-23014
A. Mattison70-00-01010
Totals 28-6613-1630132276
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
North Texas7-1112-20295
So. Miss5-138-21315
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
Other games
DUKE 74 Final
Florida St 66
MRST 80 Final
Louisville 56 Final
Cincinnati 60
Wisc 66 Final
Iowa 67