Gantt leads Florida Atlantic past Troy 80-59

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Greg Gantt scored 23 points, and Florida Atlantic opened the second half with a 19-5 run to hand Troy an 80-59 loss in Sun Belt Conference play on Thursday night.

FAU swept the season series, having beaten Troy 61-54 on Dec. 27 behind Gantt's 26 points.

Stefan Moody scored 15 points for the Owls (10-9, 5-3), Pablo Bertone had 14 and Jackson Trapp 11

Antoine Myers had 15 points for Troy (7-11, 2-5), and Emil Jones chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds.

FAU made 13 of 24 3-pointers in the game to Troy's 3 of 14.

Florida Atlantic scored the first 10 points in the second half, including 3-pointers from Bertone and Moody, which led to a 42-28 advantage 3:36 in. Gantt's 3-pointer made it 47-32 with 14 minutes to go, and his layup pushed the lead to 51-32 with 13:08 remaining.