December 6, 2016

FAU takes advantage of late Ohio State turnovers in OT win

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Dec. 06, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Adonis Filer notched a season-high 23 points and Florida Atlantic handed Ohio State its first home loss of the season, 79-77 in overtime on Tuesday night.

A mishandled pass by Marc Loving gave FAU a last-shot opportunity, and Nick Rutherford banked in a layup for the lead with one second left in overtime.

The Buckeyes led by a point at halftime, and held an 11-point lead midway through the second half, but late turnovers and missed shots allowed the Owls to capture the win.

Jeantal Cylla and Frank Booker added 15 points apiece, while Ronald Delph grabbed 10 rebounds for the Owls (3-5).

Trevor Thompson scored 16 points before fouling out for the Buckeyes (7-2). JaQuan Lyle had 10 points and nine assists.

Florida Atlantic depended on 3-point shots for most of the night, going 10 of 25 from the field. OSU struggled to find its range, and finished 4 of 20 from deep.

After trailing 5-0, FAU went on an 11-0 run to force a timeout by the Buckeyes. 

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Ohio State will host Connecticut on Saturday night.

Florida Atlantic travels to Miami to face the Hurricanes on Dec. 16.