HOUSTON -- Pablo Bertone scored 20 points and had seven assists as Florida Atlantic edged Rice 73-68 in Conference USA play Saturday night.
Florida Atlantic (5-11, 1-1) earned its first road win, erasing a first half deficit and holding on late against Rice (5-10, 0-2).
Bertone opened the second half with five unanswered points to tie the game at 30, and Florida Atlantic went up by as many as 10 points later in the half.
A 17-8 run with under 6 minutes left brought Rice within 69-68 with 24 seconds remaining, but Florida Atlantic made all four free throw attempts in the final 19 seconds to preserve the win.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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