North Florida (6-7) shot nearly 60 percent in the first half and led 43-32 over the Wildcats who were looking to snap 10-game losing streak and a 16-game road losing streak dating back to last season.
A layup by the Wildcats' Travis Elliot with 11 minutes to play in the second half, tied the game at 51 and the game remained tight until Dallas Moore hit three free throws, a jumper and a layup putting the Ospreys back on top by nine with 3 minutes left. Bethune-Cookman (2-13, 0-2, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) wasn't finished as Clemmye Owens hit two 3- pointers, tying the game at 64, but UNF salvaged the win landing four free throws in the final 10 seconds.
Travis Elliot scored 14 points for the Wildcats.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|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|