UNF North Florida Ospreys 66
North Florida Ospreys North Florida Overall (2-5)
ATS (1-1)
O/U (1-1)
November 27 2018
- SEC Network
FLA Florida Gators 98
Florida Gators Florida Overall (4-3)
ATS (1-4)
O/U (1-4)
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
12
North Florida Ospreys OFF OFF OFF
3333
Florida Gators OFF OFF OFF
5345
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
UNF OFF OFF OFF
FLA OFF OFF OFF
Recap

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Noah Locke scored a career-high 18 points, Deaundrae Ballard added 15 and Florida handled North Florida 98-66 Tuesday night.

Locke, a freshman from Maryland, has worked his way into the starting lineup in place of senior Jalen Hudson and emerged as a reliable scorer for the Gators (4-3).

Ballard, a sophomore from Atlanta, is giving coach Mike White a productive player off the bench. Ballard reached double figures for the third consecutive game. He had a career-high 19 points in Florida's last game against Stanford.

Locke and Ballard were two of six Florida players with at least 10 points against the overmatched Ospreys (2-5). KeVaughn Allen scored 13, Kevarrius Hayes added 12, Keyontae Johnson chipped in 11 and Keith Stone finished with 10 for the Gators.

Florida shot a season-high 56.5 percent from the field and made 16 of 28 from 3-point range.

The Gators turned a one-point game into a double-digit lead midway through the first half and really got things going with a late run just before the break. Ballard and Johnson hit 3-pointers during the spurt.

Florida led 53-33 at intermission and stretched the lead to 30 with about 10 minutes to play.

White rotated 11 guys, and all of them scored. Freshman point guard Andrew Nembhard was the last to find the basket, ending a scoreless night with a 3-pointer with 4 minutes to play. He also had 11 assists and no turnovers.

Noah Horchler led North Florida with 16 points. Garrett Sams (15), Ivan Gandia-Rosa (13) and J.T. Escobar (11) also reached double figures for the Ospreys.

Florida improved to 8-0 in the series, including wins in each of the last four years.

THE TAKEAWAY

North Florida: The Ospreys got a taste of what's to come with a challenging, non-conference schedule that includes trips to Minnesota, No. 15 Florida State and eighth-ranked Auburn in December. Coach Matthew Driscoll hopes it better prepares his guys for Atlantic-Sun Conference play.

Florida: The Gators notched their third win in as many games at home, all against overmatched opponents. Their next one in the O'Connell Center won't be a pushover since No. 9 Michigan State visits Dec. 8.

UP NEXT

North Florida hosts Florida A&M on Thursday, playing at home for the first time in more than two weeks.

Florida plays West Virginia in the Jimmy V Classic next Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

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Matchup
Ospreys Overall
W/L 2-5
ATS 1-1
Pts For 73.9
Pts Against 80.9
Total 1-1
Ospreys Away
W/L 1-5
ATS 1-1
Pts For 70.3
Pts Against 80.5
Total 1-1
Last 7 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
11-27
6:00 PM
at Florida L 98-66
11-21
2:00 PM
at Jacksonville State L 83-78 L (-3) O (151)
11-20
2:00 PM
at Southern Miss W 64-48 W (7.5) U (152.5)
11-17
2:00 PM
at Wright State L 89-72
11-14
6:00 PM
Edward Waters W 95-83
11-9
6:30 PM
at Penn State L 87-72
11-7
6:00 PM
at Dayton L 78-70
Avg. Points For 73.9
Avg. Points Against 80.9
ATS 1-1
Over/Under 1-1
Gators Overall
W/L 4-3
ATS 1-4
Pts For 71.7
Pts Against 62.4
Total 1-4
Gators Home
W/L 4-2
ATS 1-3
Pts For 73.7
Pts Against 59.3
Total 1-3
Last 7 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
11-27
6:00 PM
North Florida W 98-66
11-23
8:30 PM
Butler L 61-54 L (1) U (134.5)
11-22
6:00 PM
Stanford W 72-49 W (6.5) U (135)
11-21
11:00 AM
Oklahoma L 65-60 L (4.5) U (144)
11-14
6:00 PM
La Salle W 82-69 L (-17) O (139)
11-9
6:00 PM
Charleston Southern W 76-46
11-6
8:00 PM
at Florida State L 81-60 L (4) U (150)
Avg. Points For 71.7
Avg. Points Against 62.4
ATS 1-4
Over/Under 1-4
Scoring
North Florida
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Noah Horchler (F) 35:008-10 80%0-1 0%0-0 0%31010001-2116
Garrett Sams (G-F) 25:004-12 33.3%1-5 20%6-6 100%1213050-2215
Ivan Gandia-Rosa (G) 27:005-8 62.5%3-4 75%0-0 0%1341052-913
J.T. Escobar (G) 23:004-9 44.4%3-6 50%0-0 0%0221001-1711
Ryan Burkhardt (G) 17:002-5 40%2-4 50%0-0 0%0000001-156
Wajid Aminu (F) 25:000-5 0%0-2 0%3-5 60%2220010-313
Brian Coffey II (G) 13:001-3 33.3%0-0 0%0-0 0%0100010-232
Carter Hendricksen (F) 19:000-6 0%0-4 0%0-0 0%1230011-80
Emmanuel Lambright (G-F) 9:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0020012-50
Ezekiel Balogun (F) 6:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%1100010-90
Christian Schach (G) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Cam Copeland (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Trip Day (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Dorian James (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Florida
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Noah Locke (G) 18:007-11 63.6%4-6 66.7%0-0 0%03000012518
Deaundrae Ballard (G) 20:006-10 60%3-6 50%0-0 0%03011102515
KeVaughn Allen (G) 25:005-9 55.6%1-3 33.3%2-2 100%25730103413
Kevarrius Hayes (F-C) 20:006-7 85.7%0-0 0%0-0 0%25122231812
Keyontae Johnson (F) 19:005-8 62.5%1-2 50%0-0 0%2411000811
Keith Stone (F) 21:003-5 60%2-2 100%2-4 50%34001122410
Jalen Hudson (G) 19:002-7 28.6%2-4 50%0-0 0%163101386
Andrew Nembhard (G) 22:001-2 50%1-1 100%0-0 0%1311000143
Mike Okauru (G) 13:001-2 50%1-1 100%0-0 0%021201203
Andrew Fava (G) 1:001-1 100%1-1 100%0-0 0%000000003
Dontay Bassett (F) 12:001-5 20%0-2 0%0-0 0%2400223-12
Isaiah Stokes (F) 9:001-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%0121022152
Mak Krause (G) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Gorjok Gak (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Chase Johnson (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000