SC-Upstate 69, North Florida 62
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)
The Spartans (10-8, 4-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) scored 21 points off 19 rebounds, negating a strong shooting night by the Ospreys.
North Florida shot 56.8 percent from the field (21 of 37) and brought it within two, 64-62, on Jimmy Williams' layup with 1:24 remaining but wasn't able to get any closer.
S.C.-Upstate's Babatunde Olumuyiwa made a layup and Williams followed with a turnover to give the Spartans the ball back.
Mario Blessing made a free-throw, Torrey Craig blocked Jerron Granberry's 3-piont attempt and Olumuyiwa connected on his two foul shots to seal it for the Spartans.
Olumuyiwa finished with 14 points and Jodd Maxey added 12 for the Spartans.