JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Alain Laroche scored 21 points and
grabbed 14 rebounds to lead North Florida to a 81-62 win over
Savannah State, giving the Ospreys their first win ever over a
Division I basketball program.
Laroche scored 13 points in the first half to power North
Florida to a 49-35 halftime lead, and added eight more in the final
20 minutes. The 14 rebounds tied a season best as the senior
forward recorded his second double-double of the season.
Savannah State pulled to within 11 points with 13:26 left in the
game, but North Florida put together a 17-6 run over the next seven
minutes to stretch its lead to 22.
North Florida dominated the boards by a 42-26 margin and hit on
52.7 percent of their shots while holding Savannah State to 41.8