Florida Atlantic vs Western Kentucky

FAU 65, W. Kentucky 62

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Greg Gantt scored 22 points and Florida Atlantic saw its 13-point lead nearly disappear before holding off late-charging Western Kentucky for a 65-62 Sun Belt Conference win Saturday night.

Ahead 62-49 with 2:42 left, the Owls (9-9, 4-3) went cold as the Hilltoppers closed the gap to 63-62 with 13 seconds left on T.J. Price's 3-pointer.

Jackson Trapp hit two free throws with 10 seconds remaining for a three-point cushion. After timeouts by each team, Price missed a 3-point attempt with 2 seconds to go. He finished 4 of 12 from long range, with his teammates going 0 of 8.

Pablo Bertone and Stefan Moody added 15 points apiece for the Owls, who have won three of their last four games. Florida Atlantic dominated the boards 44-28, but committed 24 turnovers, twice as many as Western Kentucky (10-8, 4-3).

Price's 20 points led the Hilltoppers, who have lost three straight.

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Florida Atlantic Owls
K. Penn, F302-40-09054
J. McCoy, F202-30-38034
G. Gantt, G398-194-443222
S. Moody, G324-104-541315
P. Bertone, G287-81-463415
J. Trapp191-42-25215
C. Bryant160-10-01020
D. Sekelja100-00-03020
A. Mattison40-00-00010
C. Baker20-00-00000
Totals 24-4911-184492365
 49%61.1% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F306-147-1181119
T. Akol, C121-23-42015
B. Harris, G371-110-14322
T. Price, G365-166-740320
K. Kaspar, G271-40-01142
O. Akamune222-24-61058
P. Blade132-20-02014
K. Anyigbo100-22-23012
M. Vasquez50-00-01000
E. Alcantara40-10-00000
A. Rostov40-00-01010
Totals 18-5422-312851962
 33.3%71% 
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