Scores

Final

Hofstra 57

(3-10, 0-6 away)

Florida Atl 61

(7-8, 2-2 Sun Belt)

    2:00 PM ET, January 1, 2013

    FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

    1 2 T
    HOF 36 2157
    FAU 29 3261

    Top Performers

    Hofstra: S. Mejia 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Florida Atlantic: G. Gantt 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    FAU 61, Hofstra 57

    Associated Press

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Greg Gantt posted his fifth straight 20-point game and hit a late 3-pointer to help Florida Atlantic hold off Hofstra 61-57 Tuesday in the final nonconference game for the Owls.

    Gantt, who became FAU's all-time leading scorer in the Owl's Dec. 27 win against Troy, finished with 24 points and Stefan Moody hit four 3-pointers en route to 16 points.

    Hofstra (3-10) led by as much as 10, 32-22, and took a 36-29 lead into intermission behind a 55.6 percent (15 of 27) first-half shooting performance. FAU (7-8) cut the deficit to one, 55-54, with 5:11 left to play and Gantt's 3-pointer gave the Owl's just their fourth lead of the half.

    A Stevie Mejia jumper tied the game for Hofstra but the Pride managed just one field goal over the final 6:16.

    FAU hit 13 second-half free throws while Hofstra was held without an attempt in the frame.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOF
    FAU
    Points 57 61
    FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 20-55 (.364)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-8 (.250) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-7 (.714) 13-16 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 4

    2012-13 Season

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