Scores

Final OT

South Alabama 79

(16-10, 8-7 Sun Belt)

Florida Atl 76

(11-17, 7-8 Sun Belt)

7:00 PM ET, February 23, 2012

FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

1 2 OT T
USA 30 37 1279
FAU 35 32 976

Top Performers

South Alabama: M. Ammons 26 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Florida Atlantic: S. Richardson 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

South Alabama 79, FAU 76

Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Mychael Ammons scored a career-high 26 points and South Alabama overcame Florida Atlantic 79-76 in overtime Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference play.

The Jaguars (16-10, 8-7), down by five points at halftime, outscored FAU 37-32 in the second half to force overtime. Greg Gantt, who led Florida Atlantic (11-17, 7-8) with 21 points, hit two tying foul shots with 19 seconds left in regulation.

In OT, South Alabama led by as many as six points, 75-69, after a 3-pointer by Ammons. The Owls closed within 77-76 with 12 seconds left on two free throws by Shavar Richardson (20 points, including four treys). But Ammons hit two foul shots, and a missed 3-point prayer by Florida Atlantic ended it.

Ammons just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Teammate Augustine Rubit had 18 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season, tying him for the conference lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USA
FAU
Points 79 76
FG Made-Attempted 25-52 (.481) 28-65 (.431)
3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 7-23 (.304)
FT Made-Attempted 25-32 (.781) 13-16 (.813)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 5

2011-12 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
South Alabama leads 3-0
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