Belmont nips North Florida 69-67
The Bruins (22-4, 14-1 Atlantic Sun Conference) trailed 59-48 with 6:31 to play—equaling its largest deficit—when they launched a 20-2 run that turned the game around over the next 5:08. An Ian Clark jumper made it 68-61 with 1:23 left.
North Florida (9-15, 6-7) continued to put the pressure on Belmont and had a chance to tie the score with Matt Sauey at the free-throw line, 1.8 seconds remaining and the Ospreys trailing by two. Sauey made the first free throw but missed the second. North Florida was forced to foul and Belmont’s Scott Saunders made a free throw with 1.2 seconds left to give the Bruins their final margin.
Mick Hedgepeth scored 12 points and Clark added 10 as the Bruins won their fourth in a row.