Scores

Final

Mercer 83

(10-5, 1-1 A-Sun)

North Florida 89

(8-7, 2-0 A-Sun)

7:00 PM ET, January 1, 2014

UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

1 2 T
MER 29 5483
UNF 43 4689

Top Performers

Mercer: D. Moten 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

North Florida: D. Moore 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

North Florida beats Mercer 89-80

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Dallas Moore scored 21 points with four assists as North Florida sustained and early lead to beat Mercer 89-80 on Wednesday night.

Chris Davenport had 17 points with six rebounds for the Ospreys (8-7). Jalen Nesbitt came off the bench to score 15 and Travis Wallace added 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

The Ospreys mounted a 13-4 run in the game's first five minutes to lead 43-29 at the break. Nesbitt's 3-pointer at 9:20 in the second period extended the North Florida lead to 20, 66-46. From there, the Ospreys -- who led by double digits throughout most of the game -- never had to look back.

Ike Nwamu came off the bench to lead the Bears (10-5) with 20 points. Darious Moten had 16 points and seven rebounds.

The loss snapped a Mercer five-game winning streak.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MER
UNF
Points 83 89
FG Made-Attempted 29-64 (.453) 27-50 (.540)
3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 10-19 (.526)
FT Made-Attempted 17-27 (.630) 25-42 (.595)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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