North Florida beats New Orleans 64-49

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP)—Stan Januska scored 19 points and Germaine Sparkes added 13 points, leading North Florida over New Orleans 64-49 in the South Mississippi Christmas Classic on Tuesday night.

Johann Mpondo’s layup put New Orleans up 6-5 less than 4 minutes into the game—it was the last time the Privateers would lead. Januska drilled a 3-pointer and dropped in a layup in quick succession, sparking an 18-0 North Florida run over the course of the next 11 minutes.

The Ospreys (3-7) led by 17 points at halftime and cruised to victory in the second. North Florida capitalized on 19 turnovers in the game.

Charles Carmouche was the only New Orleans (5-7) player in double figures, scoring 10.

The Ospreys have won two straight games for the first time this season. Prior to the current streak, North Florida had lost six in a row.

The Privateers are on a five game losing skid.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 North Florida
Germaine Sparkes Germaine Sparkes
5-6,  13 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists
 New Orleans
Charles Carmouche Charles Carmouche
4-14,  10 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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