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.
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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