North Florida collects fourth straight win, 63-56

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jalen Nesbitt led four North Florida players in double figures with 14 points and the Ospreys won their fourth straight game with a 63-56 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday night.

Chris Davenport added 13 points, Trent Mackey 12 and Romelo Banks 10 for the Ospreys (5-3).

Delino Dear, a transfer from Toledo, matched career highs with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-6). Clemmye Owens added 12 points.

The Ospreys led by three at halftime and built their lead to 12 with 14:32 remaining in the game. The Wildcats followed with an 8-0 run while the Ospreys endured a scoring drought of more than 5 minutes.

Owen's 3-pointer closed the gap to 53-50 with 3:13 left but the Ospreys responded with four points from Nesbitt and a 3-pointer from Mackey to go up 10 with 1:13 left.

The victory was the 250th for the North Florida program.

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