Scores

Final

North Florida 66

(16-16, 10-8 A-Sun)

East Tenn St 68

(17-13, 10-8 A-Sun)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    2:30 PM ET, March 1, 2012

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    UNF 38 2866
    ETSU 41 2768

    Top Performers

    North Florida: J. Williams Jr. 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    East Tennessee State: I. Brown 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    ETSU 68, North Florida 66

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Isiah Brown scored 22 points as East Tennessee State defeated North Florida 68-66 Thursday in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament quarterfinals.

    The fourth-seeded Buccaneers (17-13) will face top seed Belmont in the semifinals Friday night. ETSU and Belmont have won the past six tournaments, with ETSU winning in 2009 and 2010.

    Brown blocked a 3-point try by Parker Smith of the fifth-seeded Ospreys (16-16) with ETSU ahead 66-64. The block -- which gave Brown a school career record of 182 -- led to a Marcus Dubose layup and a 68-64 lead with 48 seconds left.

    A jumper by Smith, whose 17 points led the Ospreys, made it a two-point game with 25 seconds left. North Florida got the ball back after Dubose missed a free throw, but Smith's 3-point try was off the mark with 2 seconds remaining.

    North Florida defeated ETSU 59-55 in the semifinals of last year's tournament.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNF
    ETSU
    Points 66 68
    FG Made-Attempted 23-58 (.397) 24-47 (.511)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-29 (.276) 4-8 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 16-27 (.593)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 7

    2011-12 Season

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    Jan 16, 2012 ETSU 64, @UNF 63Recap
    Feb 11, 2012 @ETSU 65, UNF 50Recap
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