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Stifling Defense Leads Tigers to Easy Win

SAVANNAH, GA--(AP) - North Florida shot just 16.7 percent from the field, and Savannah State took advantage in a 58-32 victory Tuesday night.

The Ospreys (1-5) shot 7-for-42, including 2-for-12 from 3-point range, against the Tigers (5-4), who managed only 37.9 shooting themselves.

Lazarius Coleman and Curtis Brown each had 10 points to lead Savannah State, while James Grimball had 14 points and eight rebounds for North Florida, and Tom Hammonds added 10 points.

The Tigers went on a 23-0 run early in the first half, stretching a 2-5 deficit into a 25-5 lead with 9:27 to play. Coleman started the run with a jumper and also had a dunk during the stretch that also featured five points by Joseph Flegler and seven from Anthony Jones, who each finished with 9.

Savannah State led 35-16 at the break and never led by fewer than 18 in the second half.

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