SAN ANTONIO -- Devon Agusi scored 23 points -- eight of those in the final 2 minutes -- as Texas-San Antonio sparked a late first-half run to take the lead, and held on at the end to beat Florida Atlantic 66-56 on Saturday afternoon.
Florida Atlantic (10-16, 5-6 Conference-USA) led 16-15 with 4:48 left in the first after Pablo Bertone made a 3-pointer. The Owls wouldn't score another point before the break, however, and UTSA (8-16, 4-7) closed the first half on a 13-0 run to go ahead for good.
The Owls tried to ignite a run with 4 minutes left to play, and even got as close as four points, but Agusi knocked down eight-straight points for the Roadrunners to squash any chance of a comeback.
Bertone led Florida Atlantic with 16 points.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
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