Florida Atlantic vs Troy

FAU 61, Troy 54

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TROY, Ala. (AP) - Greg Gantt scored 26 points and Florida Atlantic snapped a three-game losing streak with a 61-54 Sun Belt Conference win over Troy Thursday night.

Gantt was 7-of-18 shooting and 10-of-13 from the foul line. The senior entered Thursday eighth nationally with 21.2 points per game, and has now scored 20 or more in four straight and in eight of his past nine after failing to reach the plateau in the team's first four games.

Pablo Bertone followed with 21 points and seven rebounds for the Owls (6-7, 2-1).

Antoine Myers led the Trojans (5-9, 0-3) with 18 points.

Troy jumped ahead 5-0 and 8-6 and then led until Gantt's 3-pointer put FAU ahead 30-29 with 1:38 until halftime. The trey was a part of an 18-0 run that put the Owls up 49-29 with 17:35 left. Troy pulled within 57-54, but Gantt closed with four straight free throws.

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Florida Atlantic (6-7) «322961
Troy (5-9)292554

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Florida Atlantic Owls
K. Penn, F281-20-07052
J. McCoy, F210-11-23031
G. Gantt, G387-1810-1381126
P. Bertone, G308-144-671421
R. Morrow, G220-21-27441
J. Trapp272-52-24218
A. Mattison260-22-46002
D. Sekelja40-00-01010
D. Thornton30-00-01000
Totals 18-4420-294681961
 40.9%69% 
Troy Trojans
R. Chambers, F212-44-45018
H. Williams, G332-100-00305
E. Jones, G282-112-46147
A. Myers, G287-114-853318
D. Jethroe, G160-32-22012
J. Mullahey231-50-02023
T. Calhoun220-81-24121
R. Scott203-81-250410
J. Warren50-00-01010
W. Hinton30-00-01000
Totals 17-6014-223381854
 28.3%63.6% 
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

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
 
Other games
NMEX 55 Final
CINCY 54