South Alabama defeats Florida Atlantic 96-93 in OT

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP)—Tim Williams scored 23 points to lead South Alabama to a 96-93 overtime victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night.

Bryan Sherrer added 21 points for the Jaguars (11-4, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference), who have won three in a row. Allyn Cooks also contributed 20 points.

Trailing 85-80 with 24 seconds left in regulation, Williams nailed a 3 to cut the Owls’ lead to two. Raymond Taylor was then fouled, but made only 1 of 2 free throws. Williams then hit another 3 to tie the game at 86 with 17 seconds left to force overtime.

In the overtime period, South Alabama went on an 8-2 run and took a 96-91 lead with 27 seconds remaining to secure the win.

Brett Royster scored 20 points to lead Florida Atlantic (5-9, 1-2), which has lost five straight. Freshman Raymond Taylor added 18 points and a career-high 13 assists.

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 South Alabama
Bryan Sherrer Bryan Sherrer
7-11,  21 Pts
1 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Florida Atlantic
Brett Royster Brett Royster
6-10,  20 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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