BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Greg Gantt scored 23 points, and Florida Atlantic opened the second half with a 19-5 run to hand Troy an 80-59 loss in Sun Belt Conference play on Thursday night.
FAU swept the season series, having beaten Troy 61-54 on Dec. 27 behind Gantt's 26 points.
FAU made 13 of 24 3-pointers in the game to Troy's 3 of 14.
Florida Atlantic scored the first 10 points in the second half, including 3-pointers from Bertone and Moody, which led to a 42-28 advantage 3:36 in. Gantt's 3-pointer made it 47-32 with 14 minutes to go, and his layup pushed the lead to 51-32 with 13:08 remaining.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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