UNF Goes Perfect 3-0 on Puerto Rico Exhibition Tour

UNF Goes Perfect 3-0 on Puerto Rico Exhibition Tour

GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO (unfospreys.com) -- The North Florida Men's Basketball team concluded its Puerto Rico exhibition trip with an overtime thrilling victory over Puerto Rico Bayamon, 99-96, to go a perfect 3-0. The Ospreys also downed UPRB in its first game of the tour followed by a dominating win over UC Bayamon.

G1: North Florida 92, Puerto Rico Bayamon 82
- Senior Ezekiel Balogun posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds
- Senior Wajid Aminu led the squad with 16 points, going 7-of-9 from the floor
- Senior JT Escobar finished with 14 points including four three-pointers, while senior Garrett Samschipped in 12 points in 16 minutes of action
- UPRB had four players in double digits paced by 18 from Nathaniel Martinez
- North Florida connected on 13 treys in the game
- UNF outrebounded UPRB, 57-28
- Ospreys plagued by 25 turnovers and attempted just 12 free throws compared to 28 by UPRB

G2: North Florida 90, UC Bayamon 53
- Sophomore Carter Hendricksen led all scorers with 17 points including a 3-for-4 performance from long distance
- Freshman Emmanuel Adedoyin chipped in 16 points and a team-best four assists
- Senior Ezekiel Balogun (11 points) and junior Ryan Burkhardt (10 points) both reached double digits
- Jeremy Rosado and Robert Nieves each scored 10 points to pace UCB's offensive output
- North Florida outrebounded UCB, 56-32, led by eight rebounds apiece from Balogun and Wajid Aminu
- UNF also collected 22 assists on 32 made baskets with eight different players handing out a helper
- Ospreys finished 15 of 29 from the three-point line (51%) with a quartet of players dropping in three or more treys in the game

G3: North Florida 99, Puerto Rico Bayamon 96  (OT)
- Ospreys had six players reach double-digit points led by 14 from JT Escobar (4 of 6 3PM)
Garrett Sams had 13 followed by 12 for Wajid Aminu
Ezekiel Balogun narrowly missed a double-double finishing with 11 points/9 rebounds
Carter Hendricksen chipped in 11 and Jose Placer added 10 in the victory
- Nathaniel Martinez paced UPRB with 37 points including 16-of-16 at FT line | Roberto De Jesus went 7 for 10 from the 3-point arc en route to 27 points
- North Florida edged UPRB on  the glass, 46-45, and also dished out 15 assists
- UNF connected on 14 three-pointers

 

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