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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