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Lipscomb (7-9, 2-2 ASun)
North Florida (8-8, 2-1 ASun)
1/4/2012 | Jacksonville, Fla. - UNF Arena | Attendance: 1310
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – North Florida shot nearly 60 percent from the field and went on a 23-4 first half run as the Osprey cruised by the Bison 82-61 Wednesday evening.
With the game tied at six, preseason all-conference selection Jerron Granberry connected on a jumper to start the run for North Florida. It was long ball specialist Parker Smith who energized the run though. Smith hit three 3-pointers within two minutes giving North Florida a double-digit lead.
North Florida pushed the lead to 19 points, 29-10, at the 8:37 mark on a fast break dunk by Charles McRoy. The Osprey led 47-28 at halftime.
North Florida had 53 points from its bench led by Smith with a game-high 20 point. He made all five attempts from beyond the arc.
Senior forward Jordan Burgason led Lipscomb with 19 points hitting three 3-pointers. Senior center Justin Glenn contributed 12 points and had eight rebounds.
Freshman guard Zavion Williams scored 11 points for the second straight game. He had 12 tallies Monday against Jacksonville in his first game back from surgery that caused him to miss five games.
North Florida shot 34-of-57 from the field for 59.6 percent and was 8-of-16 from three-point land. Lipscomb shot 38.7 percent overall and 38.5 percent (5-of-13) from downtown.
The Bison committed 17 turnovers leading to 23 North Florida points.
The Bison must quickly reset as they travel down the Boulevard in less than 48 hours to play Belmont at 7 p.m. in the Curb Event Center. The Lipscomb Sports Network’s coverage begins at 6:45 on 102.5 The Game with Steve Selby and Willy Daunic.