North Florida holds off S.C.-Upstate 55-53Jan 28, 2010 - 2:26 AM SPARTANBURG, S.C.(AP) -- Matt Sauey and Stan Januska scored 11 points each and North Florida held off South Carolina-Upstate in the closing seconds for a 55-53 victory on Wednesday night.
Trailing 54-51, S.C.-Upstate missed six shots from the field in a 38-second span before Mezie Uzochukwu finally grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to cut the deficit to 54-53 with 6 seconds left.
North Florida's Jerron Granberry hit a free throw to push the lead to 55-53 with 3 seconds left and Uzochukwu missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Brad Haugabrook's jumper gave the Ospreys (10-11, 5-6 Atlantic Sun Conference) a 54-46 lead with 2:33 remaining.
Andy Diaz had 11 rebounds to help North Florida snap a three-game losing streak.
Uzochukwu led S.C.-Upstate (3-17, 3-8) with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Ryan LeGates added 12 points for S.C.-Upstate, which was 20-for-24 from the line (83.3 percent).
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FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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NORTH FLORIDA 25 30 55
SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE 22 31 53 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: NORTH FLORIDA - STAN JANUSKA 11, MATT SAUEY 11, TWO
PLAYERS WITH 9
SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE - MEZIE UZOCHUKWU 15, RYAN LEGATES 12,
NICK SCHNEIDERS 8
HIGH REBOUND: NORTH FLORIDA - ANDY DIAZ 11, MATT SAUEY 5, BRAD
Jan 27 9:30 PM
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NORTH FLORIDA 25
USC UPSTATE 22 HALFTIME
Jan 27 7:48 PM
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