FORT MYERS, Fla.- At halftime, an second NCAA tournament bid in three years was within grasp for the University of North Florida Ospreys as they led Florida Gulf Coast 39-33 in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship game.
However, the Ospreys went scoreless for a six minute stretch of the second half and the Eagles went on a run, meaning it will be Dunk City headed to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row with a 77-61 victory over UNF.
The Eagles also slowed down UNF star senior Dallas Moore, who was 0-7 from behind the three point line. He finished 7 for 18 shooting with 19 points total.
UNF came into the conference tournament as the three seed. The Ospreys knocked off River City Rumble rival Jacksonville by three followed by a six point road win at Lipscomb.
However, the top seeded Eagles proved too strong at home, topping UNF .
The Ospreys finish the season 15-19.