North Florida edges Kennesaw State 81-77 in 2 OT

The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Travis Wallace scored a career-best 29 points, including a tiebreaking layup with 3 seconds to go in the second overtime, to lead North Florida past Kennesaw State 81-77 Saturday night.

The Ospreys (14-15, 8-8) clinched a berth in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament.

The Owls (3-25, 0-15) lost for the 16th consecutive time and the second straight time in overtime. They were beaten 76-75 by Tennessee-Martin in a nonconference game Tuesday.

Wallace's go-ahead score came after a 3-pointer by Kennesaw State's Markeith Cummings tied the game for the 14th time, 77-77, with 31 seconds left. The Ospreys added two free throws after Cummings turned the ball over.

Wallace also had 11 rebounds for North Florida, which got 13 points each from Andy Diaz and Jerron Granberry and 12 from Parker Smith.

Delbert Love scored 19 and Cummings 18 for Kennesaw State. Aaron Anderson had 11 points and 13 rebounds.

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