BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Greg Gantt scored 19 points and Richard Morrow had a double-double, 11 points and 13 rebounds, to lead Florida Atlantic past Louisiana-Monroe 76-71 Wednesday night in Sun Belt Conference play.
Trailing at halftime 45-36, FAU opened the second half on a 15-4 run to take a 51-49 lead on Gantt's jumper with 12:46 left to play.
The teams traded leads for most of the second half until Bertone's 3-pointer with 1:55 left made it 70-67.
Amos Olatayo answered with a layup to make it 70-69, but the Warhawks failed to score another field goal the rest of the way. FAU made four free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.
Louisiana-Monroe shot just 21.1 percent (8 of 38) in the second half.
Olatayo scored a season-high 25 points for the Warhawks (3-14, 2-9).
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
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