NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) North Florida's basketball hashtag #BirdsofTrey rang true Thursday night as Garrett Sams and Aaron Bodager combined for nine 3-pointers and the Ospreys used a barrage of 3s to oust Lipscomb 91-85 in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament semifinal.
Dallas Moore led with 18 points and North Florida (15-18) advances to Sunday's A-Sun championship game against top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast (25-7). It's a meeting of the last two conference champions.
Garrison Mathews scored 29 points, 18 coming as the Bisons cut away at North Florida's lead after halftime, making 10 of 18 shots with five treys of his own. He's the first sophomore to reach the 1,000-point plateau for Lipscomb (20-13).