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Hendricksen carries North Florida over Southern Miss 72-69

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Carter Hendricksen scored 13 points while pulling down 10 rebounds to lead five North Florida players in double figures as the Ospreys narrowly defeated Southern Miss 72-69 on Saturday.

JT Escobar and Garrett Sams added 14 points apiece for the Ospreys (7-5) who picked up their first road win after dropping four away games. Wajid Aminu and Ivan Gandia-Rosa chipped in 13 apiece.

Tyler Stevenson scored a career-high 27 points for the Golden Eagles (3-8). Gabe Watson added 16 points. LaDavius Draine had 15 points.

The Ospreys improve to 2-0 against the Golden Eagles for the season. North Florida defeated Southern Miss 66-63 on Nov. 14. North Florida plays Florida State on the road on Tuesday. Southern Miss plays Texas Tech on the road on Monday.

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