NORTH FLORIDA 64, SOUTHERN MISS 48
North Florida led by as many as 21 points and saw the advantage trimmed to seven in the second half, but a 10-0 run restored order for the Ospreys, who advanced to meet Jacksonville State on Wednesday for the Mayan Division title.
Garrett Sams had 16 points and 12 rebounds for North Florida (2-3). JT Escobar added 14 points, and Noah Horchler filled the boxscore with 13 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots.
The Ospreys went almost eight minutes before scoring in the second half and had 18 turnovers, but they led the rebounding battle, 51-35, and held the Golden Eagles to a 2-for-19 performance from long range.
Southern Miss (3-1) got 12 points from Tim Rose and 11 points from Cortez Edwards. They will face Western Carolina on Wednesday in the Mayan Division third-place game.