Moore leads North Florida to 71-57 win, into A-Sun finals
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dallas Moore scored a career-high 36 points and top-seeded North Florida advanced to the Atlantic Sun tournament championship game with a 71-57 victory over fifth-seeded Lipscomb on Thursday night.
The Ospreys (22-11) will be hosts for Sunday’s title game against third-seeded South Carolina Upstate, a one-point winner over No. 2 Florida Gulf Coast.
North Florida came in ranked third in the nation in 3-pointers made with 297, but hit just 6 of 24 against Lipscomb. Moore made four of his five, however, from 3-point range and 12 of 17 overall to spur the Ospreys. North Florida made 25 of 29 from the free-throw line, including all eight attempts by Chris Davenport, who finished with 15 points and nine rebounds.
J.C. Hampton led the Bisons (14-17) with 16 points with Josh Williams adding 12.
Lipscomb, trailing by 13 at halftime, was within four points with 5:41 left, but got no closer.