North Florida matches up against Florida Gulf Coast in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament at Hawkins Arena on Wednesday. Tipoff is at 2:30 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN3.com. The Ospreys lost to the Eagles 89-75 on Jan. 31 and are 7-3 against them over the last four years.
The Ospreys got past Lipscomb 85-78 on Mar. 2 with the help of 25 points from Travis Wallace. He is averaging 14.4 points per game while also contributing a team-high 5.1 rebounds per game. For the Eagles, Eddie Murray finished with three points and nine rebounds in the 67-49 blowout of Kennesaw State on Mar. 2. He contributes 2.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 3.7 points per game.
StatSmack! North Florida is better than Florida Gulf Coast
North Florida is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on North Florida is 200 lbs compared to 189 lbs for Florida Gulf Coast.
Parker Smith is ranked 2nd in the Atlantic Sun in points and 4th nationally in three-pointers.
The North Florida three-point leader (Parker Smith, 110 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Florida Gulf Coast three-point leader (Sherwood Brown, 63 three-pointers).
Will Wilson is ranked 11th nationally in assists and 5th in the Atlantic Sun in steals.