FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jalen Warren drove the length of the floor and put up a high arching shot from the free-throw line that fell through as time expired to give Florida Gulf Coast a 72-70 overtime victory over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night.
Warren totaled 21 points and scored Florida Gulf Coast's last two buckets, hitting a jumper with 11 seconds remaining for a 70-68 lead. FAU's Michael Forrest answered with a layup before Warren drained the winner. Warren was 10 of 15 from the floor.
Sam Gagliardi drained a 3-pointer and Warren drove for a layup as Florida Gulf Coast rallied to tie the game 55-55 with 44 seconds left in regulation. FAU's Karlis Silins made a layup for the lead but Warren answered with another layup to tie it 57-57 and force overtime.
The Eagles trailed by as many as 19 points in the second half.
Forrest scored 16 points for FAU (2-3). Aleksandar Zecevic added 12.
The Eagles play at No. 21 VCU on Saturday. FAU will host Holy Cross on Nov. 29.
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