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“It’s a confidence builder,” junior guard Travis Wallace said, who notched 4 rebounds in addition to his 12 points. “It allows us to understand what we have to do. It doesn’t matter what team you’re playing, you’ve got to finish.”
UNF men’s basketball senior guard/forward Jerron Granberry has taken a leave of absence from the basketball team and the university, according to head basketball coach Matthew Driscoll.
Offensive consistency beyond Beech and Wallace proved sparse for UNF, as the Ospreys shot 36 percent (20 -55) from the field, 25 percent (6 -24) from three point range, and 60 percent (9-15) from the charity stripe.
“I hate losing more than I like winning,” Tappmeyer said. “When a game’s over, I’m thinking about all the things that we have to do better — the things that we did wrong that I really need to fix.”
Setting up the defense in a position to get steals, however, is a major component of playing the position. If every man isn’t on the same page, then the onus is on the point guard.
Smith said the team felt good going into the second half, as UNF boasted a 31 to 22 lead. The non-conference meeting became a tale of two halves, however, as Savannah State outscored North Florida 32-16 in the final 20 minutes.
Seventeen points from senior Jerron Granberry wasn’t enough, as the #17 Memphis Tigers surged past the Ospreys, 81-66. UNF (1-1) led Memphis (1-0) 3-0 to start off the Ospreys first road game of the season, kick-starting a back and forth relay that lasted 9 minutes and 47 seconds. Then, the reality of playing a top [...]
UNF ended last season with a 13-17 overall record and an 11-9 conference record. In comparison, the team proved abysmal on the road, posting a 3-12 record that the team looks to improve upon this season.
Walsh still holds two notable records at UNF, now 16 years later, including the most points in a game from a combination of assists and goals, with a total of nine, and the record for goals in a game, at four.
“It’s always a difficult loss when you end the season,” head coach Linda Hamilton said. “We didn’t have our best effort today and that’s something that’s tough to do against a quality team like Mercer.”