ASUN Men’s Basketball Semifinals Preview: UNF vs Liberty

Drew McDonald, Sports Editor

After splitting their series this season, the Ospreys and Flames meet again in the Semifinals of the ASUN Men’s Basketball Conference Championship Tournament on Thursday, March 7.

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Junior Ivan Gandia-Rosa goes up for a layup

The Ospreys (16-16, 9-7 ASUN) are riding a seven game win streak coming into the Semifinals and hope to grab their eighth after coming off a 76-66 win at home against North Alabama in the first round. In that game, Junior Garrett Sams led the team with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Wajid Aminu was a dominant force on the defensive side as he grabbed 14 rebounds and swatted away six blocks.

The Flames (26-6,14-2 ASUN) defeated Jacksonville University at home in the first round, 72-58, with Liberty shooting 46 percent from the field in the entire game. Junior Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz collected 16 points and was 3-4 from long range.

In order to win this game, the Ospreys need to tighten up on defense and lock down First Team-All Conference members, Juniors Caleb Homesley and Scottie James.  

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at the Vines Center in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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