Final basketball games and the opening of the baseball season promise good upcoming schedule

Joslyn Simmons

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Dallas Moore driving through Upstate Photo by Camille Shaw

Check out these games as the 2015-2016 basketball regular season is wrapping up and see who the Ospreys are defending the nest against.

THURSDAY, FEB. 18

Men’s basketball faces off against the NJIT Highlanders with a 7 p.m. tipoff. During the game, Mr. and Mrs. UNF will be crowned.

Earlier this season, the Ospreys defeated the league newcomer in New Jersey 94-80 behind a program record with 20 3-pointers.

PLAYERS TO LOOK FOR

  • Dallas Moore (UNF) contributed a game-high 29 points in the last matchup.
  • Beau Beech (UNF) nailed six 3-pointers out of the Ospreys’ 20.
  • Ky Howard (NJIT) tallied up 16 points and four rebounds during the first meeting.

 

Friday, Feb. 19

Ospreys’ baseball opens their 2015-2016 season with a weekend series against the George Washington Colonials at Harmon Stadium.

Last year, UNF finished the season with a 45-16 overall record and lost to Lipscomb in the final round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.

First pitch is at 6 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 20

Women’s basketball starts off the day with a 2 p.m. tipoff against the USC Upstate Spartans.

Earlier this season, the Ospreys were defeated 69-54 after five Spartans ended the game with double figures in Spartanburg, South Carolina. UNF looks to split this season’s meetings with a win on their home court.

PLAYERS TO LOOK FOR:

  • Sierra Shepard (UNF) dropped 16 points and three steals in the
    previous meeting.
  • Claire Ioannidis (UNF) added 16 points and dished out three assists over the Spartans.
  • Raven Johnson (USC Upstate) led the game with 20 points and seven rebounds.

 

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Osprey student section erupts during a home game Photo by Camille Shaw

Saturday, Feb. 20

Men’s basketball closes the night with a 7 p.m. tipoff against the USC Upstate Spartans. Before the game concludes, the homecoming winners will be announced.

Earlier this season, the Ospreys sealed a 78-62 victory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, six UNF players scored double figures. During their previous meeting, the Spartans committed 12 turnovers against the Ospreys’ defense.

PLAYERS TO LOOK FOR:

  • Nick Malonga (UNF) had 16 points, reeled in six rebounds and grabbed two steals in Hodge Center.
  • Demarcus “BaeBae” Daniels (UNF) came off the bench to add 12 points and six rebounds.
  • Michael Buchanan (USC Upstate) led the game with 31 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

 

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