Jacksonville State 83, North Florida 78
Jacksonville State’s Jason Burnell scores 23 points and pulls down 10 rebounds as the Gamecocks defeat North Florida 83-78 and capture the Mayan Division of the 2018 Cancun Challenge at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
Jamall Gregory finished with 16 points and Marlon Hunter added 13 for the Gamecocks who improve to 2-3 on the season.
North Florida’s JT Escobar was unconscious from behind the arc hitting eight treys to finish with 24 points. Wajid Aminu finished with 15 and Noah Horchler netted 14 and pulled down a team-high 9 rebounds.
The Gamecocks dominated in the paint scoring 36 points and holding the Ospreys to just 18. The game featured 9 lead changes and UNF lead 42-37 at half.
UNF is a two-time Mayan Division champ out of the Atlantic Sun is was making its third all-time appearance in the Cancun Challenge.
Jamall Gregory - Jacksonville State (MVP)
Jason Burnell - Jacksonville State
JT Escobar - North Florida
Noah Horchler - North Florida
Carlos Dotson - Western Carolina
Tyree Griffin - Southern Miss