UL Lafayette vs Florida Atlantic

FAU 75, Louisiana-Lafayette 70

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Greg Gantt scored 23 points, and Florida Atlantic held off Louisiana-Lafayette's second-half comeback to claim a 75-70 victory on Thursday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.

Stefan Moody had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Owls (6-6, 3-2), and Pablo Bertone scored 12.

Elfrid Payton led the Ragin' Cajuns (6-10, 2-3) with 23 points, Shawn Long had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Bryant Mbamalu scored 17 points.

The Owls led 39-27 at halftime and 65-56 with 7:31 to go on Moody's two free throws, but Louisiana-Lafayette began closing. The Ragin' Cajuns cut it to 69-65 with 3:11 remaining on Bryant's pair of free throws but could draw no closer.

Florida Atlantic shot 85.7 percent from the free-throw line (18 of 21), including 14 of 17 in the second half, while Louisiana-Lafayette made only 52.4 percent (11 of 21).

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UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F399-183-491122
B. Mbamalu, F356-92-221517
E. Moore, F320-31-25321
E. Payton, G3510-143-653423
S. Wronkoski, G230-20-00010
A. Thompson172-30-20005
J. Soto120-22-52022
K. Shepherd60-20-00110
A. Leblanc10-00-00000
Totals 27-5311-212991670
 50.9%52.4% 
Florida Atlantic Owls
J. McCoy, F363-31-27137
K. Penn, F280-22-43222
G. Gantt, G398-175-522223
S. Moody, G316-122-292016
P. Bertone, G304-103-323312
C. Baker151-34-43006
D. Sekelja123-60-01236
J. Trapp51-11-11013
C. Bryant30-00-01020
A. Mattison10-00-00010
Totals 26-5418-2132121775
 48.1%85.7% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern6-013-685
UT-Arlington4-214-547
Arkansas St.4-213-672
Georgia St.4-211-7111
Coast. Car.4-29-10187
UL Lafayette3-313-6135
Little Rock3-312-7224
Texas St.3-310-8257
Troy2-410-10212
S. Alabama2-49-10223
App. St.1-56-11266
UL-Monroe0-66-13303

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.7-017-329
La. Tech6-114-6178
Marshall5-212-894
UAB5-212-8120
UT-San Antonio4-29-10294
Old Dominion4-311-8144
UTEP3-35-13339
Rice3-413-7167
Charlotte3-49-9229
Western Ky.3-49-11221
So. Miss3-46-13337
FAU1-65-13334
FIU1-65-15342
North Texas0-76-13307
 
Other games
MICH 94 Final
NW 66
COLO 83 Final
ARIZ 92
GONZ 78 Final
PEP 62