HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Emil Jones scored nine of Troy's 11 points in overtime, leading the Trojans to an 81-79 victory over Florida Atlantic in the opening round of the Sun Belt tournament Friday night.
Jones' two free throws with 17 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime, and he scored Troy's first eight points in the extra period. Greg Gantt scored inside to bring the Owls within 80-79 with 1:11 left, but they missed their next two shots and Jones closed it out by making 1 of 2 free throws with 6 seconds left.
The win was the 500th in Troy coach Don Maestri's career.