PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) - Andy Diaz, Matt Sauey and Parker Smith scored 11 points apiece as North Florida defeated Morgan
State 59-52 on Wednesday.
The Ospreys (3-3) used a smothering defense - holding the Bears
to 32.3 percent shooting (20 of 62) - to win the championship game
of the Cancun Challenge - Mayan Division bracket.
Morgan State (2-3) shot only 1 of 11 from 3-point range.
North Florida was 22 of 56 (39.3 percent) from the floor, but
made 7 of 16 3-pointers.
Morgan State used a 16-4 run spanning the end of the first half
and beginning of the second to lead 31-29. Jimmy Williams' layup
and a Smith 3-pointer pushed the Ospreys ahead for good.
DeWayne Jackson scored 12 points and Kevin Thompson had 10
points and 10 rebounds for the Bears, who outrebounded North
Jerron Granberry, who had eight points and seven rebounds for
North Florida, was named Tournament MVP.