FAU pulls away at 6-minute mark, beats Southern Miss 58-51

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Ronald Delph had 11 points with 13 rebounds, and Florida Atlantic pulled away midway through the second half to beat Southern Mississippi 58-51 on Thursday night.

The Owls opened the second half on a 10-run and led 31-30. Southern Miss answered with a 10-3 spurt to retake the lead, 40-33. Jackson Trapp scored five points and Solomon Poole added three to pull Florida Atlantic to 42-41.

Quinton Campbell split a pair of free throws and Southern Miss had its last lead, 43-41 with 6:11 remaining. Poole made a pair of free throws, sparking a 13-4 spurt and the Owls led 54-47 with 46 seconds left. Delph scored five points, Jeantal Cylla and Nick Rutherford chipped in three points apiece during the stretch.

Trapp scored 15 points to lead Florida Atlantic (3-14, 1-3 Conference USA). Poole finished with 11.

Tim Rowe had 20 points for Southern Miss (4-11, 1-3).

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