Norelia helps Florida Gulf Coast top Kennesaw State 68-63

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Marc-Eddy Norelia scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Florida Gulf Coast outlasted Kennesaw State 68-63 on Saturday night.

Zach Johnson, Christian Terrell and Antravious Simmons added 12 apiece for the Eagles (17-12, 8-5), who pulled into a three-way tie for second place in the Atlantic Sun Conference with NJIT and Jacksonville, one game behind North Florida.

FGCU went ahead by three, 66-63, on a pair of free throws from Norelia with 10.3 seconds left. After an Owls timeout, Kendrick Ray's 3-point attempt to tie was no good, and the ball careened out of bounds off Kennesaw State after a replay review overturned the initial call of Kennesaw State basketball.

Zach Johnson made two free throws with 1.3 seconds left to seal the win for the Eagles.

Ray scored 25 points - 18 in the second half - for the Owls (10-19, 6-7).