South Alabama 79, FAU 76
Mychael Ammons scored a career-high 26 points and South Alabama
overcame Florida Atlantic 79-76 in overtime Thursday night in Sun
Belt Conference play.
The Jaguars (16-10, 8-7), down by five points at halftime,
outscored FAU 37-32 in the second half to force overtime. Greg
Gantt, who led Florida Atlantic (11-17, 7-8) with 21 points, hit
two tying foul shots with 19 seconds left in regulation.
In OT, South Alabama led by as many as six points, 75-69, after
a 3-pointer by Ammons. The Owls closed within 77-76 with 12 seconds
left on two free throws by Shavar Richardson (20 points, including
four treys). But Ammons hit two foul shots, and a missed 3-point
prayer by Florida Atlantic ended it.
Ammons just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Teammate
Augustine Rubit had 18 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th
double-double of the season, tying him for the conference lead.