DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Parker Smith tied his season high with 22 points as North Florida held off Bethune-Cookman 71-65 Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Ospreys (2-4), coming off a 75-67 loss at Florida State, led by 17 with 3:47 remaining. The Wildcats (2-5) closed with a 16-5 run, capped by two consecutive 3-pointers by Kevin Dukes in the last 24 seconds.
Leading 10-9 early, North Florida pulled away with a 14-1 run. The Ospreys kept the lead in double-digits until the last 1:18, with Bethune-Cookman closing to 32-26 at the half.
Smith, who was averaging 4.2 treys per game, hit 6 of 9 from beyond the arc and Travis Wallace added 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
Adrien Coleman led Bethune-Cookman with 21 points, including 11-of-18 shooting from the free-throw line, and 11 rebounds. Dukes finished with 16 points and Paul Scotland 11 in the second meeting between the programs.
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|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|