SAN ANTONIO — Jeff Beverly had season-highs of 29 points and 10 rebounds 7/8and Texas-San Antonio pulled away in the final minute to beat Florida Atlantic 68-63 on Thursday night for its eighth-straight win at home.
The game was tied at 59 when Gino Littles made a 3-pointer to give UTSA a 62-59 lead with 1:18 to play. Beverly added two layups and a pair of free throws to cap a 9-3 spurt that sealed it.
Beverly was 12 of 23 from the field. Giovanni De Nicolao scored 12 points for the Roadrunners (8-9, 3-1 Conference USA). Littles finished with 11 points.
Gerdarius Troutman had 14 points and made five 3-pointers to lead FAU (5-10, 1-3). Nick Rutherford scored 14 points and Jailyn Ingram added 10.
Both teams shot poorly from the free-throw line. The Owls made 8 of 20 while UTSA finished 12-of-21 shooting.