North Florida vs Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky 72, North Florida 45


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Eshaunte Jones scored 30 points to eclipse 1,000 career points as Northern Kentucky routed North Florida 72-45 Thursday night to sweep the season series.

The Norse (10-15, 8-9 Atlantic Sun Conference), who came in having lost four of their previous five games, led 34-26 at the break. Ethan Faulkner's 3-pointer to open the second half sparked a 21-4 run.

Jones was 10-of-15 shooting and made 6 of 9 3-pointers as Northern Kentucky went 11 of 19 from deep.

The Norse outshot the Ospreys 58.3 percent (14 of 24) to 31.8 percent (7 of 22) in the second half.

Northern Kentucky scored 23 points off 14 North Florida turnovers, while giving up four points on three miscues.

Tyler White added 12 points for the Norse, who also defeated North Florida 65-52 on Jan. 2.

Charles McRoy's 13 points off the bench led the Ospreys (12-18, 7-10), whose two-game winning streak ended.

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North Florida Ospreys
D. Jeune, F220-11-27321
T. Wallace, F184-70-20028
P. Smith, G301-40-04103
B. Beech, G232-40-03035
W. Wilson, G210-40-02320
C. McRoy216-90-052113
B. Daniels201-41-21024
A. Diaz193-40-05006
R. Rodriguez151-40-02113
C. Naylor110-32-21012
Totals 18-444-831101445
Northern Kentucky Norse
E. Watson, F302-70-06114
J. Staley, F100-00-02020
E. Faulkner, G353-70-01428
T. White, G344-113-312212
C. Jackson, G274-80-06128
E. Jones3010-154-421330
T. Johnson161-40-02303
J. Flournoy102-20-21005
N. Snodgrass60-00-00000
A. Monaco20-02-22102
Totals 26-549-1125131272
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
S.C. Upstate7-617-13214
Kennesaw St.7-613-16268
No. Florida7-612-18239
N.J. Tech2-1110-19298

Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Green Bay11-517-11134
N. Kentucky10-619-10130
Wright St.10-619-10114
Youngstown St.5-1211-19264
Clev. St.4-138-21238
Other games
OHST 63 Final
NW 53
UTST 61 Final
LT 84
DUKE 68 Final
UVA 73
GONZ 70 Final
BYU 65
ORST 75 Final
ORE 85