JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At halftime of Saturday's game at North Florida, ETSU's Hunter Harris learned his father had passed away, school officials confirmed to News 5 WCYB. The senior from Nashville played on, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the second half to lift the Bucs to an 88-85 win.
With the game tied, Jalen Riley was fouled with 3.2 left and hit both free throws for an 87-85 lead. Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard intercepted a long inbounds pass and hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 88-85.
North Florida's Beau Beech was fouled with .3 seconds left in a desperation heave situation. He was given three free throws, but missed the first two before intentionally missing the third as ETSU (17-13, 10-7 Atlantic Sun Conference) escaped.
North Florida (14-15, 8-8) erased an 85-77 deficit to tie the game late.
Harris and Rashawn Rembert scored 18 apiece while Gadsden-Gilliard scored 16 and Lester Wilson 15. Rembert hit 4 3-pointers to post a school record 88 3-pointers this season.
Travis Wallace scored 19 and Dallas Moore 18 for the Ospreys.