Troy vs Florida Atlantic

Troy 81, FAU 79

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Emil Jones scored nine of Troy's 11 points in overtime, leading the Trojans to an 81-79 victory over Florida Atlantic in the opening round of the Sun Belt tournament Friday night.

Jones' two free throws with 17 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime, and he scored Troy's first eight points in the extra period. Greg Gantt scored inside to bring the Owls within 80-79 with 1:11 left, but they missed their next two shots and Jones closed it out by making 1 of 2 free throws with 6 seconds left.

Jones finished with 18 points for 10th-seeded Troy (12-20), which will meet No. 2 seed Arkansas State in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Ray Chambers added 15 points and Tevin Calhoun had 12.

Stefan Moody led seventh-seeded Florida Atlantic with 29 points. Pablo Bertone added 20 and Gantt had 19.

The win was the 500th in Troy coach Don Maestri's career.

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Troy Trojans
T. Calhoun, F344-103-551112
R. Chambers, F326-93-471115
E. Jones, G385-168-972418
H. Williams, G363-101-22418
A. Myers, G303-52-61218
J. Mullahey213-40-02128
W. Hinton162-51-22126
J. Warren133-40-02016
D. Jethroe50-00-00000
Totals 29-6318-2833121381
 46%64.3% 
Florida Atlantic Owls
A. Mattison, F291-22-25024
K. Penn, F231-10-06052
S. Moody, G4211-216-822329
G. Gantt, G417-164-741119
J. Trapp, G70-00-01020
P. Bertone408-132-221320
D. Sekelja201-20-03412
C. Bryant181-21-26113
R. Morrow50-00-01100
Totals 30-5715-2133101879
 52.6%71.4% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington11-321-635
Arkansas St.10-419-876
Georgia St.10-517-10126
Ga. Southern10-517-11124
Coast. Car.9-614-14140
Texas St.8-615-11208
Troy8-616-12194
UL Lafayette6-816-11148
S. Alabama6-813-14222
Little Rock4-1013-14248
App. St.3-128-18266
UL-Monroe1-137-20315

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-431
La. Tech13-321-8122
Old Dominion10-517-10132
UTEP10-512-15260
Rice9-619-9182
Marshall8-715-13127
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-813-15220
UT-San Antonio7-812-16300
Charlotte6-912-14233
FAU5-109-17288
So. Miss5-118-20336
North Texas2-138-19332
FIU2-136-22340