February 25, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Kaneisha Atwater scored 13 points and Whitney Knight had 11 but it was the defense that was outstanding for No. 21 Florida Gulf Coast women in racing to its 21st-straight win, 56-24 over North Florida on Wednesday.

Despite an off night offensively - the Eagles (26-2, 13-0 Atlantic Sun) were 18 points below their season average - defensively they held the Ospreys (11-17, 2-10) to the lowest total allowed since FGCU moved up to Division I in 2007-08.

North Florida shot 19 percent (8 of 42) while missing all eight of its 3-point attempts and tying the school record for fewest points scored in a game. The Ospreys were 5 of 24 in the first half with just one attempted 3, and 3 of 18 in the second half.

North Florida took a 9-7 lead midway through the first half when the Eagles scored 12 straight, which they turned into an 18-1 run, before the Ospreys got their next field goal to trail 25-12 at the half.

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