Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic

FAU 84, W. Kentucky 78

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Greg Gantt scored 31 points and Stefan Moody added a career-high 26 to lift Florida Atlantic over Western Kentucky 84-78 in Sun Belt Conference play Thursday night.

Pablo Bertone added 12 points and seven assist to help Florida Atlantic (11-15, 6-9) snap a three-game losing streak.

Kevin Kasper's 3-pointer with 33 seconds left cut Western Kentucky's deficit to 81-76, but Richard Morrow converted a layup to extend the lead to 83-76 with 16 seconds to go.

After Kasper converted two free throws to cut the lead back to five, 83-78 with 13 seconds to play, Gantt made a free throw and Western Kentucky's Brandon Harris missed a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left to seal the Florida Atlantic victory.

The Owls shot 59.1 percent (26 of 44) while holding the Hilltoppers to just 39.7 percent (27 of 68)

George Fant led the Hilltoppers (13-12, 7-7) with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F329-167-13110125
O. Akamune, F280-12-21032
T. Price, G366-223-333517
J. Crook, G243-93-42359
B. Harris, G210-50-01000
K. Kaspar223-74-422412
C. Dickerson190-20-01020
A. Rostov115-50-060311
T. Akol31-10-01002
P. Blade30-00-00000
S. Drane10-00-00000
Totals 27-6819-263282378
 39.7%73.1% 
Florida Atlantic Owls
J. McCoy, F332-53-45147
K. Penn, F151-10-02152
G. Gantt, G409-178-1051031
S. Moody, G409-115-645326
R. Morrow, G142-22-21016
P. Bertone313-65-667212
A. Mattison150-00-04020
D. Sekelja120-20-02140
Totals 26-4423-2833162184
 59.1%82.1% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech12-320-8122
Old Dominion9-516-10134
UTEP9-511-15258
Rice8-618-9183
Marshall8-615-12126
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-713-14218
UT-San Antonio6-811-16300
Charlotte5-911-14233
FAU5-99-16288
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18332
FIU2-126-21340
 
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