The North Florida Ospreys visit Auburn Arena in Auburn, Alabama on Saturday to play the No. 12 ranked Auburn Tigers. North Florida fell to 5-8 on the season following is 95-81 loss to Florida State. J.T. Escobar led North Florida in scoring with 27 points hitting each of his 6 shots from 3-point territory. The Ospreys trailed at the half by just seven points but were outscored to start the second half 12-2 and never bounced back.
Auburn improved to 10-2 thanks to a 93-88 win over Murray State. The Tigers were expected to win this outing easily, but from the start Murray State appeared to have their number. Nonetheless, the Tigers found a way to win as Samir Doughty led the attack with 20 points, while Austin Wiley added 17 points and 10 boards.
Noah Horchler is the leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 15.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Two other players for the Ospreys are averaging double figures in scoring, led by Garret Sams with an average of 12.5 points per game. Ivan Gandia-Rosa leads in assists with an average of 5.3 per game. North Florida is shooting 45.0% from the field and 31.2% from 3-point territory.
Jared Harper leads Auburn in scoring and assists with averages of 15.4 points and 6.6 assists per game. Chuma Okeke is the team leader in rebounds with an average of 6.5 per game. Auburn is shooting 46.2% from the field and 34.9% from 3-point territory.