Florida Atlantic beats Troy 83-69

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP)—Freshman Greg Gantt tied his career high with 24 points and two Florida Atlantic players tallied double-doubles in an 83-69 win over Troy on Thursday night.

Sanchez Hughley set career bests in points (19) and rebounds (11) for the Owls (6-9, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference), who lost both games against Troy last season. Brett Royster added 14 points and freshman Raymond Taylor finished with 11 points and 12 assists.

Leading 15-11 early in the first half, FAU put together a 13-4 run during a four-minute span and never looked back. The Owls led 48-29 at halftime.

Gantt hit a career-high six 3-pointers for the Owls, who nailed 10 of 23 shots from beyond the arc.

Richard Delk led the Trojans (8-7, 3-1) with 12 points, while Yamene Coleman scored 10 and grabbed 13 boards.

Troy, which saw its all-time series advantage drop to 17-7, had a two-game winning streak snapped.

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Richard Delk Richard Delk
5-10,  12 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
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Sanchez Hughley Sanchez Hughley
8-14,  19 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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