South Alabama holds off Florida Atlantic 74-69

Preview | Box Score | Recap

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP)—Domonic Tilford scored 27 points and South Alabama held off Florida Atlantic 74-69 on Thursday.

The Jaguars (9-5, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) led 30-19 in the first half, but the Owls went on an 11-2 run to go into intermission trailing by two.

Florida Atlantic (4-10, 0-3) closed to within a point on three occasions in the second half, but could never take the lead. After the Owls’ Carlos Monroe hit two free throws to make it 71-69 with 32 seconds left, C.J. Garner hit a free throw and a layup to seal the win for the Jaguars.

Florida Atlantic outrebounded South Alabama 31-22, but hit only 2 of 13 shots from beyond the arc in their fifth straight loss.

Tilford was 9-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from 3-point range for the Jaguars and Brandon Davis added 11 points.

Paul Graham III led the Owls with 25 points and Monroe had 21.

Related Articles

Top Performers

 Top Performers
 South Alabama
Domonic Tilford Domonic Tilford
9-12,  27 Pts
1 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Florida Atlantic
Paul Graham III Paul Graham III
9-17,  25 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists

Conference Scoreboard

Thursday, Jan 1