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“I’ve been working coach all week,” said Beech. “David Jeune got me open, Will Wilson, Andy Diaz all the seniors they were looking for me. I got open shots and I hit them. It was fun.”
The top of the A-Sun is more crowded than a “Harlem Shake” video, but it’s lonely at the bottom.
“We want to get hot going into the tournament and we were very confident coming into tonight,” Smith said. “It’s very frustrating.”
After the game, Driscoll said that starting lineup changes may be in UNF’s future. Driscoll will likley be looking to improve UNF’s slumping offense. UNF is averaging 56 points in its last three games, nine points below its season average of 65.
UNF has started to develop balanced inside-outside scoring with the inside scoring of Wallace and the long range ability of Parker Smith, but freshman Beau Beech has started to become a viable third scoring option.
Playing strong competition can reveal a lot about a team, including strengths and weaknesses. UNF showed they can hang with the big boys of the NCAA, playing well in spurts against Memphis and FSU, but if UNF wants a shot at the A-Sun Title they will need to make a few key improvements.
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.
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.