Greg Gantt, usually a Panther killer, had been relatively quiet most of this afternoon. But he got hot in the second half and it was him FAU went to after two Phil Taylor free throws tied the game 64-64 with 11.2 seconds left. FIU's DeJuan Wright fouled Gantt on a three-pointer -- or did he? -- and the two free throws with 0.6 left on the clock gave FAU a 66-64 win.
FIU's Jeremy Allen closed with a game-high 20 points, 15 of them in the second half. For the game, he shot seven of 10 from the field, four of five from three-point range. Wright and Dominique Ferguson each had 14 for FIU. Gantt had 18 points for FAU. Jordan McCoy had 11 rebounds and 18 points for FAU.