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Johnson scores 18, Western Kentucky outlasts FAU 86-82 in OT

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BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky — Justin Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Aaron Cosby added 17 points, and Western Kentucky outlasted Florida Atlantic 86-82 in overtime on Saturday.

Cosby scored five points in overtime for the Hilltoppers (9-7, 1-2 Conference USA), who won at home to avoid their first 0-3 start in conference play since 2010.

Florida Atlantic (2-14, 0-3) led by four with 2:01 left after Jackson Trapp made a pair of free throws, but Johnson hit a jumper and made three free throws to force the extra period.

Johnson made 7 of 9 from the field and was 2 of 2 in overtime.

The Owls have lost nine in a row and are 2-26 in their last 28 conference games.

Adonis Filer led FAU with 14 points, and Ronald Delph and Trapp each added 13.

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