South Alabama 72, Florida Atlantic 71

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeFebruary 10, 2013


South Alabama's Augustine Rubit put back his own missed layup with 34 seconds left to give the Jaguars a 72-71victory over Florida Atlantic in a Sun Belt Conference game Saturday night.
The Owls (11-15, 6-10) failed to get off a shot in the closing seconds when Greg Gantt stepped out of bounds on a baseline drive with just 0.6 left before he could get off his pass to Richard Morrow, who actually made a basket that was nullified by the turnover.
The Jaguars (14-9, 11-4) were down 71-70 after FAU's Jordan McCoy made two free throws with 1:02 left. After a timeout, the Jaguars worked the ball to Rubit, who missed an open shot but made the follow-up.
Rubit ended up with 18 points to lead the Jaguars.
Gantt led all scorers with 23 points.
The Owls now have lost three in a row and six of their last seven games.
South Alabama has won three in a row and six of its last seven. The Jaguars have the second-best record in the Sun Belt and are second in the East Division behind Middle Tennessee.