- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Trent Mackey scored 22 points, Jalen Nesbitt added a career-high 20 and North Florida snapped a two-game skid with an 83-65 win over Florida A&M; on Friday night.

Nesbitt also hauled in 10 rebounds to mark his first double-double, Dallas Moore added 17 points while dishing out six assists, and Beau Beech had 11 points for North Florida (7-5), which shot 55 percent from the floor and hit 10 of 22 from 3-point range. Mackey’s 22 points tied his career high.

The Ospreys opened the game with a 9-2 spurt that included a 3-pointer from Beech to build a lead that was never challenged. They took a 38-21 advantage into the break and held off Florida A&M; (0-10) over the final 20 minutes.

Jermaine Ruttley led the Rattlers with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Dalvin Roberts also had 15 points.


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