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
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