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FAU outlasts IPFW in two overtimes

Earnest Crumbley had six of his 24 points in the second overtime, and Jeff Cowans scored 20 as Florida Atlantic outlasted Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 93-86 in the BCA Invitational on Tuesday night.

Cowans, who tied it with a 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime, gave Florida Atlantic an 88-86 lead with 43 seconds left in the second overtime. IPFW missed its last three shots while Crumbley went 4-of-6 from the free-throw line.

Two free throws by Cowans with seven seconds left in regulation put FAU ahead 68-65. Then Terry Collins, who led IPFW with 21 points, split a double team and beat the buzzer with a tying 3-pointer.

AUBURN: Coach Cliff Ellis said two out-of-state players signed. Dwayne Curtis, a 6-foot-9 center, averaged 10 points and six rebounds last year as a junior at Whitney Young Magnet School in Chicago. Ronnie LeMelle, a 6-5 shooting guard, averaged 18 points and six rebounds as a freshman at Western Oklahoma State College.

MEMPHIS: The NCAA upheld a three-game suspension for point guard Antonio Burks, who was punished for getting special treatment while renting a car. Burks rented from Avis last spring despite being 22 and not having a credit card. The company's policy is to rent to customers 25 and older and to request a credit card. The NCAA deemed the rental an extra benefit and rejected Memphis' appeal, the school said.

SAN DIEGO STATE: Junior forward Chris Walton will redshirt this season, meaning there will not be a matchup with older brother, Luke, when No. 1 Arizona visits on Dec. 7.

WOMEN: Kentucky signed high school senior Ida Edwards of Yazoo City, Miss., coach Bernadette Mattox said. The 6-1 forward averaged 18.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks as a junior last season.

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