Florida Atlantic 60, Louisiana-Monroe 58
Raymond Taylor scored 20 points and Florida Atlantic held on to
beat Louisiana-Monroe 60-58 in Sun Belt Conference play on Sunday
The Owls (8-5, 2-0) led 22-6 with eight minutes remaining in the
opening half and entered halftime with a 32-26 advantage.
Tommie Sykes hit two free throws with 43 seconds left to play,
pulling the Warhawks within two, 60-58.
After stealing the ball from Alex Tucker with 25 seconds to go,
Sykes was fouled by Brett Royster and stepped to the free-throw
line with 0.2 seconds left.
Sykes missed the first attempt and intentionally missed the
second, but the Warhawks (3-9, 0-1) couldn’t come up with the tying
Fred Brown scored 18 points to lead Louisiana-Monroe, while
Sykes and Hugh Mingo added 11 points apiece.
Florida Atlantic, which has now won five of its last six games,
shot 23 of 42 from the floor (54.8 percent).