Scores

Final

NKU 65

(3-7, 1-1 A-Sun)

North Florida 52

(6-9, 1-1 A-Sun)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:30 PM ET, January 2, 2013

UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

1 2 T
NKU 32 3365
UNF 25 2752

Top Performers

Northern Kentucky: E. Jones 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast

North Florida: B. Beech 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Northern Kentucky 65, North Florida 52

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
NKU
UNF
Points 65 52
FG Made-Attempted 24-57 (.421) 16-49 (.327)
3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 5-25 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 15-20 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 2

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 2, 2013 NKU 65, @UNF 52Recap
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