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Florida Atlantic beats Arkansas-Little Rock 77-74

Jan 22, 2010 - 3:03 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.(AP) -- Greg Gantt scored a career-high 29 points and Florida Atlantic overcame an early 10-point deficit, then held off Arkansas-Little Rock 77-74 on Thursday night.

The Owls (9-10, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 37-27 with 57 seconds left in the first half and 37-32 at the break.

The Trojans (5-14, 1-7), who lost their ninth straight game, led 58-57 with 9:50 to go. Florida Atlantic then used a 15-4 spurt to pull ahead and still led by 10, at 75-65, with 3:52 left.

Arkansas-Little Rock cut it to one on a pair of Solomon Bozeman free throws with 40 seconds remaining. Alex Tucker hit two free throws for 77-74 and Bozeman missed a 3-point attempt with 1 second left.

Bozeman scored 21 to lead the Trojans, who outshot Florida Atlantic 49 percent (25-for-51) to 43.8 percent (28-for-64) from the field, but made just 9 of 15 from long range while the Owls were 13-for-24.