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Last-second tip knocks UCF from tie for first

By Wire services
Published February 22, 2004

ATLANTA - Trello Galloway tipped in a miss by Kevin Thomas with less than a second left, helping Georgia State beat Central Florida 63-61 Saturday and knock the Golden Knights out of a tie with Troy State at the top of the conference.

Dexter Lyons scored 20 for the Golden Knights.

With the Panthers leading by five in the final minute, Lyons made a 3-pointer, then added two free throws to tie it after a steal on the inbounds pass.

Thomas then shot an off-balance jumper that bounced off the rim, but Galloway was there to put it back for the victory.

Georgia State is 15-0 when outrebounding its opponent.

DELAWARE ST. 76, FAMU 66: Jahsha Bluntt scored 17 as the host Hornets ended a four-game losing streak. Miles Davis contributed another 15 points and six assists for Delaware State.

Terrence Woods led Florida A&M with 13 points, but shot just 4-for-13. The Rattlers lost their 38-30 halftime lead after Delaware State went on a 15-3 run early in the second half and pulled ahead 45-43 on a 3-pointer by Davis with 14:34 left.

Terrance Hunter's two free throws with 1:41 left opened up the Hornets' biggest lead, 73-62.

BELMONT 73, JACKSONVILLE 63: Brian Collins had a career-high 23 points for the Bruins. The Dolphins had their home winning streak snapped at five.

David Lee led the Dolphins with 17 points. His two free throws to give the Dolphins a 53-48 lead with 11:11 left, but Jacksonville could not overcome poor shooting.

STETSON 70, LIPSCOMB 67: E.J. Gordon had 19 points, eight rebounds and four steals for the host Hatters.

Kevin Craig broke a tie at 59 with two free throws, then Borislav Djordjic's layup made it 63-60 with about a minute to play.

LYNN 60, TAMPA 46: James Mereus scored 11 for the visiting Spartans, who trailed 34-13 at halftime. Tampa was swept by the Knights for the first time since the 1998-99 season.

FIU 63, NEW ORLEANS 58 (OT): Raphael daSilva scored a career-high 21 for the Golden Panthers, who snapped a 15-game conference losing streak and had not won a league game at home since beating New Orleans 69-55 on Jan. 26, 2002.

B-CC 82, HOWARD 76: O'Neal Carter and Markey Picard each scored 15 and the visiting Wildcats held off a late rally.

ECKERD 72, BARRY 62: Steve Berg scored 18 for the visiting Tritons, going 6-for-8 on 3-pointers.

SAINT LEO 83, FLORIDA TECH 79: J.J. Turner scored a game-high 23 for the visiting Lions, going 5-for-6 on 3-pointers.

ROLLINS 87, NOVA SOUTHEASTERN 66: Eric Faber had 33 points and 11 assists for the visiting Tars, who have won nine in a row.

[Last modified February 22, 2004, 01:45:26]

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