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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Scoreboard
Troy (12-20) «36341181
Florida Atlantic (14-18)3040979

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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-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339