North Florida cruises past Prairie View 84-66
CANCUN, Mexico (AP)—Jerron Granberry scored a career-high 20 points, Jimmy Williams had 19 points and North Florida dominated Prairie View in an 84-66 win in the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday.
Granberry, who went 7 of 8 from the floor, made all six of his 3-point attempts for the Ospreys (2-3). Matt Sauey finished with 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Prairie View kept the game close in the first half, trailing the Ospreys 28-23 with 3:41 left on Tim Meadows’ layup. But that is a close as the Panthers (1-5) would get, as North Florida took it up a notch in the second half.
Sauey’s slam dunk off a steal with 5:20 to play gave the Ospreys an 81-51 lead—their largest of the game.
Jeff Wherry led Prairie View with 16 points and Meadows added 12.
North Florida shot 58.8 percent from the floor, while the Panthers made 34.4 percent of their field goals.