North Florida beats Furman 77-66

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP)—Eni Cuka scored 27 points to lead North Florida to its first victory of the season, a 77-66 win over Furman on Thursday night.

Cortez Riley and Stan Januska each scored 15 for the Ospreys (1-8). North Florida shot 56.1 percent from the field (23-for-41), and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line (27-for-33).

The Paladins (1-7) were led by Jordan Miller, who finished with 26. Alex Opacic chipped in with 14.

After going into halftime with a 30-23 lead, the Ospreys opened up the second half with a 12-2 run to take a 42-25 advantage. They maintained the lead, and the Paladins never got any closer than six.

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 North Florida
Eni Cuka Eni Cuka
8-12,  27 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists
Jordan Miller Jordan Miller
9-15,  26 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists

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