North Florida rallies to beat Stetson 64-61

The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Travis Wallace scored 18 points and Parker Smith hit 11 free throws en route to 17 points to help North Florida rally and defeat Stetson 64-61 Saturday and complete the season sweep.

Beau Beech added nine points on three 3-pointers for North Florida.

Stetson led by as much as 16 in the first half and took a 35-23 advantage into the break. North Florida (9-14, 4-6 Atlantic Sun Conference) opened the second half with a 13-0 run to take its first lead of the game, 36-35. Beech hit two 3s during the spurt and Wallace added four free throws.

The teams exchanged baskets until Adam Pegg's layup helped Stetson regain the lead 57-56 with just under 2 minutes left. But Wallace hit a layup that sparked an 8-4 Ospreys run over the final 1:25.

Willie Green had 17 points and 11 boards for Stetson (14-9, 3-5), which committed 17 turnovers.

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