Florida Atlantic Falls at Florida Gulf Coast 60-55

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Derrick O'Neil had 27 points and nine rebounds as Florida Gulf Coast University rallied for a 60-55 win over Florida Atlantic on Monday night.

Florida Gulf Coast (2-4) outscored Florida Atlantic (3-5) by a 12-2 margin in the last 5:10 to come back from a 53-48 deficit. The Owls were scoreless from the 5:10 mark until 8.1 seconds remained.

Kyle Marks and Reed Baker added nine points for Florida Gulf Coast, which won despite hitting just 19 of 47 shots (40.4 percent) and 1 of 7 3-pointers. The Eagles also were outrebounded 37-30.

Alex Tucker had 10 points for the Owls while Brett Royster added nine points and 10 rebounds. The Owls were 1 of 9 from 3-point range.

Florida Atlantic led 30-28 at halftime despite trailing 16-8 at one point.

The Owls now have 12 days off before hosting Southeastern Louisiana on Dec. 13th.

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