East Tennessee State defeats North Florida 61-46

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Sheldon Cooley came off the bench to score 14 points and East Tennessee State beat North Florida 61-46 on Thursday night.

Micah Williams and Joe Sollazzo each scored 10 points for the Buccaneers (16-14, 12-7 Atlantic Sun Conference), who won their second straight game.

The Ospreys (13-16, 8-11) were held to 30.2 percent field goal shooting (16-for-53). The Buccaneers forced 19 turnovers and outscored the Ospreys 23-7 on those miscues.

North Florida came into the game averaging only 59.6 points per game and was held below 50 for the first time since a 45-43 win over Belmont on Jan. 14.

The Buccaneers led 30-19 at halftime and took their largest lead at 60-41 with 4:13 remaining. A layup by Sheldon Cooley capped the 10-0 run.

Andy Diaz scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Ospreys (13-16, 8-11).

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 E. Tennessee St.
Sheldon Cooley Sheldon Cooley
6-13,  14 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 North Florida
Andy Diaz Andy Diaz
6-11,  15 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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