Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 70

(6-10, 2-3 Sun Belt)

Florida Atl 75

(8-8, 3-2 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

    FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

    1 2 T
    ULL 27 4370
    FAU 39 3675

    Top Performers

    Louisiana-Lafayette: S. Long 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Florida Atlantic: G. Gantt 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    FAU 75, Louisiana-Lafayette 70

    Associated Press

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Greg Gantt scored 23 points, and Florida Atlantic held off Louisiana-Lafayette's second-half comeback to claim a 75-70 victory on Thursday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.

    Stefan Moody had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Owls (6-6, 3-2), and Pablo Bertone scored 12.

    Elfrid Payton led the Ragin' Cajuns (6-10, 2-3) with 23 points, Shawn Long had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Bryant Mbamalu scored 17 points.

    The Owls led 39-27 at halftime and 65-56 with 7:31 to go on Moody's two free throws, but Louisiana-Lafayette began closing. The Ragin' Cajuns cut it to 69-65 with 3:11 remaining on Bryant's pair of free throws but could draw no closer.

    Florida Atlantic shot 85.7 percent from the free-throw line (18 of 21), including 14 of 17 in the second half, while Louisiana-Lafayette made only 52.4 percent (11 of 21).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULL
    FAU
    Points 70 75
    FG Made-Attempted 27-53 (.509) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 18-21 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 14

    2012-13 Season

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