Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic

FAU 67, W. Kentucky 66


BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Shavar Richardson scored 25 points and Florida Atlantic used a second-half rally to beat Western Kentucky 67-66 on Thursday night.

Western Kentucky led 62-53 behind two Kahlil McDonald free throws with 5:23 left to play. But Richardson made two free throws of his own, sparking a 12-4 run and cutting the Hilltoppers' lead to just one, 66-65, with 29 seconds remaining.

Jordan McCoy made a layup with 10 seconds left to give Florida Atlantic (9-12, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) its first lead of the half, 67-66, and Kelvin Penn blocked Jamal Crook's layup attempt as time expired to seal the win.

McCoy finished with 10 points and seven boards and made the Owls' last two buckets.

Florida Atlantic dished out 17 assists, compared to just 11 for Western Kentucky (6-15, 2-6), and blocked eight shots.

Derrick Gordon led the Hilltoppers with 16 points.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
O. Akamune, F214-70-07138
T. Akol, F81-10-02012
D. Gordon, G375-105-640216
J. Crook, G323-132-24718
K. McDonald, G231-42-21134
G. Fant234-95-671313
T. Price203-50-21028
V. Zollo162-40-01015
N. Snipes140-22-23022
K. Anyigbo40-00-01000
J. Starks20-00-00100
Totals 23-5516-2035111866
Florida Atlantic Owls
K. White, F223-72-34139
K. Penn, F211-32-24024
S. Richardson, G3310-152-231125
G. Gantt, G323-111-23327
A. Tucker, G251-22-23534
R. Taylor271-52-22625
J. McCoy265-70-170210
O. Grier50-20-01100
A. Mattison51-21-21013
P. Bertone40-00-00020
Totals 25-5412-1630171867
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339
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Florida 64 Final
Ole Miss 60
NCST 55 Final
NC 74
BC 49 Final
Virginia 66
Indiana 50 Final
Wisc 57
STMA 71 Final
LMU 64