Middle Tennessee vs Florida Atlantic

Middle Tennessee survives Florida Atlantic 67-63

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Shawn Jones scored 25 points as Middle Tennessee survived a late scare from Florida Atlantic to win 67-63 on Thursday.

FAU (8-15, 3-5 Conference USA) trailed by nine with 28 seconds left, but Marquan Botley hit a trey, Jackson Trapp made a pair of free throws after an offensive rebound, and Botley hit again from 3 and made the and-one after being fouled by Jaqawn Raymond to cut the deficit to one with 11 seconds left.

D'Andre Johnson fouled Neiko Hunter on the in-bounds, and Hunter sank one of two. After Pablo Bertone missed a layup for FAU, Kerry Hammonds II pulled down the rebound and was fouled. He sank both free throws to ice the game.

Middle Tennessee (16-7, 6-2) shot 53 percent from the floor. Hunter added 19 points and Hammonds finished with 11.

Botley led FAU with 19, Bertone had 17 and Trapp had 11.

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Middle Tennessee (16-7) «313667
Florida Atlantic (8-15)293463

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Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.0-07-114
La. Tech0-07-394
Marshall0-07-3178
Old Dominion0-07-365
FAU0-06-3107
So. Miss0-06-4269
UAB0-06-4189
Western Ky.0-06-451
North Texas0-06-5247
UT-San Antonio0-06-5248
FIU0-05-5249
Charlotte0-03-6331
UTEP0-03-6214
Rice0-02-7305
 
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