The Eagles (10-7, 4-0 Atlantic Sun Conference) shot 50.8 percent from the field and scored 20 points off turnovers to North Florida's 11. Chase Fieler and Bernard Thompson each scored 12 points, capping four starters in double figures.
After trailing by six early in the second half, FGCU surged ahead as Jones converted a three-point play to ignite an 11-1 run and put the Eagles up 71-62 with 4:42 remaining. North Florida stormed back to pull within one with 22 seconds left, but FGCU finished 5 of 6 from the free-throw line to ice the game.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite