NCAA Basketball

Ingram scores 22 and FAU holds off Mercer 68-64

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Jailyn Ingram scored 22 points with eight rebounds and four blocks and Florida Atlantic beat Mercer 68-64 on Wednesday night.

Richardson Maitre added 14 points and Anthony Adger 10 while Jaylen Sebree had six assists to go with eight points. The Owls (7-2) were only 6 of 26 from the arc but the Bears were worse at 2 of 17.

Jaylen Stowe led Mercer (4-5) with 16 points and eight rebounds, Ethan Stair added 15 points and five steals, Djordje Dimitrijevic 12 points and Cory Kilby 10.

Mercer rallied from a 12-point deficit with a 14-3 run to get within 60-59 with 1:21 remaining. Ingram hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left with five FAU free throws - two by Ingram and three from Adger - then offsetting two free throws and a 3-pointer by Mercer.

The teams combined for 38 turnovers with 22 steals in the game.

Updated December 5, 2018

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