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 (3-10)362157
Florida Atlantic (7-8) «293261

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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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Towson11-720-1392
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Will. & Mary10-817-14110
Northeastern8-1015-16134
Hofstra7-1115-17196
J. Madison7-1110-23256
Delaware5-1313-20234
Drexel3-159-23308

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UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339