Hofstra vs Florida Atlantic

FAU 61, Hofstra 57

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Greg Gantt posted his fifth straight 20-point game and hit a late 3-pointer to help Florida Atlantic hold off Hofstra 61-57 Tuesday in the final nonconference game for the Owls.

Gantt, who became FAU's all-time leading scorer in the Owl's Dec. 27 win against Troy, finished with 24 points and Stefan Moody hit four 3-pointers en route to 16 points.

Hofstra (3-10) led by as much as 10, 32-22, and took a 36-29 lead into intermission behind a 55.6 percent (15 of 27) first-half shooting performance. FAU (7-8) cut the deficit to one, 55-54, with 5:11 left to play and Gantt's 3-pointer gave the Owl's just their fourth lead of the half.

A Stevie Mejia jumper tied the game for Hofstra but the Pride managed just one field goal over the final 6:16.

FAU hit 13 second-half free throws while Hofstra was held without an attempt in the frame.

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Hofstra Pride
D. Imes, F292-60-05035
J. Allen, F263-63-35149
S. Nwaukoni, F232-60-17134
S. Mejia, G356-111-273113
T. Buie, G346-150-062213
M. Grogan211-20-01022
M. Kone183-41-12007
D. Brown112-70-00004
D. Payen30-00-00000
Totals 25-575-73571557
 43.9%71.4% 
Florida Atlantic Owls
J. McCoy, F373-52-28018
K. Penn, F250-10-05130
G. Gantt, G378-185-622224
S. Moody, G306-160-073316
P. Bertone, G232-70-00125
C. Baker150-43-43023
A. Mattison110-10-01000
R. Morrow111-23-43005
D. Sekelja60-10-00120
J. Trapp50-00-00000
Totals 20-5513-163481561
 36.4%81.3% 
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Will. & Mary11-720-1167
Towson11-720-12150
Northeastern9-918-15109
Charleston8-1017-14135
Elon7-1116-16160
Drexel3-156-25247
Delaware2-167-23274

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UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
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