JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Trent Mackey scored 24 points and North Florida defeated Lipscomb 95-83 on Thursday.
Mackey was 6 of 9 from the floor — all 3-pointers — and 6 of 6 from the line for the Ospreys (14-6, 3-0 Atlantic Sun). Beau Beech scored 21 points with 10 rebounds, Dallas Moore had 19 points with seven assists and Chris Davenport added 17 points with seven rebounds. North Florida blocked nine shots and shot over 49 percent from the floor, including 13 of 33 from beyond the arc.
J.C. Hampton led Lipscomb (4-12, 0-2) with 21 points with six assists. Garrison Mathews scored 17 points, Nathan Moran had 13 points and Brett Wishon added 11.
North Florida used a seven-point spurt midway through the first half — including a 3-pointer from Mackey — to build a 44-33 lead at intermission.
Lipscomb got it to six on a Wishon jumper with 9:30 to go, but UNF responded with a 9-2 spurt and the Bisons got no closer.