North Florida vs E. Tennessee State

ETSU 68, North Florida 66


MACON, Ga. (AP) - Isiah Brown scored 22 points as East Tennessee State defeated North Florida 68-66 Thursday in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament quarterfinals.

The fourth-seeded Buccaneers (17-13) will face top seed Belmont in the semifinals Friday night. ETSU and Belmont have won the past six tournaments, with ETSU winning in 2009 and 2010.

Brown blocked a 3-point try by Parker Smith of the fifth-seeded Ospreys (16-16) with ETSU ahead 66-64. The block - which gave Brown a school career record of 182 - led to a Marcus Dubose layup and a 68-64 lead with 48 seconds left.

A jumper by Smith, whose 17 points led the Ospreys, made it a two-point game with 25 seconds left. North Florida got the ball back after Dubose missed a free throw, but Smith's 3-point try was off the mark with 2 seconds remaining.

North Florida defeated ETSU 59-55 in the semifinals of last year's tournament.

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North Florida (16-16)382866
E. Tennessee State (17-13) «412768

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North Florida
M. Sauey, F140-10-01130
J. Granberry, G323-124-450112
P. Smith, G316-180-021117
A. Diaz, G243-50-24146
W. Wilson, G202-30-01124
D. Jeune263-40-08026
J. Williams Jr.202-45-624310
C. McRoy193-60-03016
T. Wallace141-53-35045
Totals 23-5812-153382166
E. Tennessee State Buccaneers
I. Brown, F379-154-932222
L. Poderis, F150-10-02040
T. Hubbard, G394-63-6102311
A. Sollazzo, G394-105-734213
M. Dubose, G374-94-500113
J. Jones333-60-06249
Totals 24-4716-2729101668

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