Chris Moore scores 27 points Charleston Southern win over North Florida

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Senior guard Chris Moore scored 27 points, and Charleston Southern shot 51 percent from the floor, to propel the Buccaneers to a 72-61 win over North Florida in on Friday night.

CSU (3-2) also dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Ospreys 46-30, taking advantage of a UNF lineup that was without a pair of key forwards due to injury. Freshmen DeVon Jones was sidelined by a concussion, while freshman Justin Cecil was limited to just two minutes due to a sprained ankle.

UNF (1-4) shot only 37 percent for the game and hit just 13 of 28 free throws, including an 8-for-21 effort in the second half. Senior James Grimball recorded his 11th career double-double with 15 points with 10 rebounds for the Ospreys. Omar Carter finished with a double-double for CSU, scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

The teams battled back and forth early on before CSU finally took control before halftime with a 12-2 run, fueled by six points from Moore. The Ospreys trailed 36-27 at the intermission.

In the second half, the Ospreys sliced their deficit to 52-50 with 7:41 remaining on Ian Gibson’s layup, but five quick points by the Buccaneers thwarted the rally. A four-minute scoring drought by UNF after that all but sealed the game.

Chris Timberlake added 13 points and seven assist for UNF, while Tom Hammonds added 10 points.

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 Top Performers
 Charleston S.
C. Moore C. Moore
10-12,  27 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists
 North Florida
J. Grimball J. Grimball
5-8,  15 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists

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