Sharp's 35 points in ASUN Tournament quarterfinal helps Austin Peay beat North Florida 101-98 in OT

Wed, Mar 6, 2024
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Sharp's 35 points in ASUN Tournament quarterfinal helps Austin Peay beat North Florida 101-98 in OT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Demarcus Sharp scored 35 points, Dezi Jones added seven in overtime and No. 4 seed Austin Peay beat fifth-seeded North Florida 101-98 on Tuesday night in an Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament quarterfinal.

Austin Peay (18-14) will play No. 6 seed North Alabama (15-16) in a Thursday quarterfinal.

Sharp added nine rebounds for the Governors. Jones scored 23 points while going 8 of 13 from the floor and 7 for 7 from the line to go with six rebounds. Isaac Haney finished with 16 points.

Haney's layup at the buzzer tied it 87-all to force overtime. Sharp's two free throws capped the scoring with 18 seconds left. Jones forced a turnover to end it.

Nate Lliteras led the way for the Ospreys (16-16) with 21 points. North Florida also got 19 points from Chaz Lanier and Jah Nze.

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