Northern Kentucky vs North Florida

Northern Kentucky 65, North Florida 52

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Chad Jackson scored 21 points, and Eshaunte Jones had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Northern Kentucky to a 65-52 victory over North Florida on Wednesday in an Atlantic Sun Conference game.

Ethan Faulkner had 12 points for the Norse (3-7, 1-1), in their inaugural season in the Atlantic Sun and at the NCAA Division I level.

Beau Beech had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Ospreys (6-9, 1-1), and Travis Wallace scored 12 points in the first meeting between the teams. North Florida was 3-0 at home until the loss.

The Norse led 32-25 at the break, but the Ospreys grabbed a 49-47 advantage on Beech's jumper at 7:49. Northern Kentucky regained the lead at 51-50 on Jones' jumper at 5:09 and boosted it to 60-50 on Faulkner's free throws at 1:40. Jones and Faulkner made 9 put of 10 free throws down the stretch.

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Northern Kentucky
E. Watson, F271-50-04142
J. Staley, F120-10-01000
E. Faulkner, G373-94-412212
C. Jackson, G349-173-442221
T. White, G303-70-04227
E. Jones, G-F296-105-792119
N. Snodgrass, G181-40-01012
J. Flournoy, F50-00-00010
A. Monaco, G41-10-00012
J. Rossi, F40-30-03010
Total 24-5712-152991565
 42.1%80.0% 
North Florida Ospreys
D. Jeune, F260-20-09340
T. Wallace, F264-84-750012
W. Wilson, G372-40-01614
B. Beech, G336-92-280117
P. Smith, G322-122-46038
A. Diaz, F132-31-12025
C. McRoy, G-F130-52-23022
C. Naylor, F130-32-22002
B. Daniels, F40-12-20012
R. Rodriguez, G30-20-00000
Total 16-4915-204091452
 32.7%75.0% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Mercer14-427-9
FGCU14-422-13
S.C. Upstate11-719-15
ETSU10-819-16
No. Florida10-816-16
Lipscomb10-815-15
Jacksonville8-1012-18
Northern Kentucky5-139-21
Stetson5-137-24
Kennesaw St.3-156-25
 
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