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USA pulls Past FAU...Will Face Trojans

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Bryan Sherrer scored 21 points and hit
the game-winning shot with 4 seconds left Saturday as South Alabama
defeated Florida Atlantic 52-51 in the first round of the Sun Belt
Conference tournament.
The No. 9-seeded Jaguars (17-14) advance to a quarterfinal
matchup at 6:45 p.m. EST today against top-seeded Troy.
South Alabama was outrebounded 44-30, committed 17 turnovers,
was just 3 for 7 from the free-throw line (Florida Atlantic was 9
of 18) and blew a 14-point second-half lead. But the Jaguars shot
40 percent from the field compared to 27 percent for the Owls.
No. 8 Florida Atlantic (14-16) had a chance to win at the
buzzer, but Shavar Richardson missed a layup with 2 seconds left,
and Brett Royster also missed inside after getting the offensive
rebound.
Royster finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Raymond Taylor
had 14 points and Greg Gantt added 12.


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