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“If you don’t win, you get fired. You’ve got 18-22 year old kids controlling your life.”
“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.
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 [...]
“His dad was a coach and a Vietnam vet who had a lot of great qualities,” Driscoll said. “He taught is son this, don’t expect to be praised when you do things well, but expect to be discplined when you do things wrong, that’s what Jerron lives by.”
“We’re going to win the conference championship,” said Granberry, the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 10.9 points per game. “This is the most talented team we’ve had.”
A last second heave didn’t fall for Parker Smith, and East Tennessee State held off UNF 68-66 to end the Ospreys’ season in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Tournament March 1.