Florida Atlantic vs South Alabama

South Alabama 72, FAU 71

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Augustine Rubit scored 18 points, including the go-ahead tip-in with 35 seconds left to lift South Alabama past Florida Atlantic 72-71 in a Sun Belt Conference showdown Saturday night.

Antoine Allen and Mychal Ammons scored 13 points apiece to help South Alabama (14-9, 11-4) win its third consecutive game.

There were 12 ties and 12 lead changes in the contest.

Down 70-69, Jordan McCoy made two free throws with 1:02 left to give Florida Atlantic a 71-70 lead.

On the next possession, Rubit missed a layup but got his own rebound and converted the tip-in to recapture the lead 72-71 with 35 seconds to go.

The Owls (11-15, 6-9) had a chance to win it late, but with .6 seconds remaining and down by 1, Greg Gantt turned the ball over.

Grantt, despite the miscue, finished with a game-high 23 points for Florida Atlantic.

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Scoreboard
Florida Atlantic (11-15)314071
South Alabama (14-9) «314172

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Florida Atlantic Owls
J. McCoy, F354-83-5121411
K. Penn, F221-10-01132
G. Gantt, G389-171-111223
S. Moody, G383-1110-1063116
R. Morrow, G163-71-36118
P. Bertone313-42-26248
D. Sekelja131-30-01012
A. Mattison70-21-22001
Totals 24-5318-233591671
 45.3%78.3% 
South Alabama Jaguars
A. Rubit, F307-164-550118
J. Carter, F193-40-06136
D. Conner, G332-53-42449
A. Allen, G304-144-451313
M. Ammons, G304-95-541213
B. Stevens III262-70-03105
T. Anderson251-42-23325
V. Juricek71-10-01003
Totals 24-6018-2033111572
 40%90% 
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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
 
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ND 104
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