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Agnew's half-court shot wins it for North Alabama

Jan. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Christian Agnew hit a half-court shot as time ran out to give North Alabama a 63-62 victory over Stetson on Saturday. After Stetson's Kenny Aninye missed two free throws with 5.7 seconds left, Agnew got the rebound before making a bank shot a few strides behind the half-court line....

Smith, Blackmon net 16, N Alabama tops NJIT 61-55

Jan. 12, 2019 6:43 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Kendarius Smith and Jamari Blackmon scored 16 points apiece and North Alabama defeated NJIT 61-55 on Saturday. Christian Agnew added 14 points for the Lions (5-13, 2-1 Atlantic Sun), who shot just 33 percent but cashed in at the free throw line and off turnovers. NJIT (13-4, 1-1) had...

North Alabama beats FGCU for 1st D-I win of season

Jan. 8, 2019 11:57 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Tavon King scored 15 points, Kendarius Smith added 13 points and North Alabama beat Florida Gulf Coast 61-56 on Tuesday night for its first win of the season against a Division I team. Cantavio Dutreil had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Jamari Blackmon dished six assists for the Lions...

Smith, big second half lift N Alabama past Huntingdon 90-58

Dec. 13, 2018 7:22 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Kendarius Smith scored 20 points and North Alabama used a dominant second-half to break a four-game losing streak with a 90-58 win over Division III Huntington on Thursday. Two free throws by Aleksa Matic with 1:05 to play in the first half gave the Lions (3-7) a 31-29 lead at the...

Hunter scores season-high 23, Jacksonville State wins 76-65

Dec. 1, 2018 4:24 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Marlon Hunter scored a career-high 23 points, leading four into double-figure scoring as Jacksonville State led all the way to defeat North Alabama 76-65 Saturday, pushing its win streak to four. Ty Hudson scored 12 points, Jason Burnell 11 with five assists and nine rebounds and...

Bowden, Muschamp renew ties in Akron-South Carolina game

Nov. 30, 2018 11:03 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When Terry Bowden was coaching Auburn he saw just what he needed in graduate assistant Will Muschamp 23 years ago. So it's no surprise to when that Muschamp has excelled running a program. He will get see firsthand how much Muschamp has learned this weekend. Brown's Akron Zips (4-7)...

Pirates visit Wolfpack 2 days after firing of head coach

Nov. 30, 2018 10:32 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — David Blackwell has inherited a difficult job on short notice. He'll lead East Carolina as its interim coach in Saturday's trip to North Carolina State in what has already been a difficult season, and it comes just two days after the school fired third-year head coach Scottie...