Scores

Final

Florida Atl 71

(11-15, 6-9 Sun Belt)

South Alabama 72

(14-9, 11-4 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:30 PM ET, February 9, 2013

    Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

    1 2 T
    FAU 31 4071
    USA 31 4172

    Top Performers

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

    South Alabama: A. Rubit 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk

    South Alabama 72, FAU 71

    Associated Press

    MOBILE, Ala. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAU
    USA
    Points 71 72
    FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 24-60 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 18-20 (.900)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 7

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Nov 29, 2012 USA 77, @FAU 66Recap
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