Lanier scores 28 as North Florida beats Charleston Southern 81-70

Published: Nov. 9, 2023 at 11:16 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Chaz Lanier had 28 points in North Florida’s 81-70 victory against Charleston Southern on Thursday night.

Lanier shot 8 for 14 (4 for 7 from 3-point range) and 8 of 9 from the free throw line for the Ospreys (2-0). Ametri Moss was 3 of 5 shooting and 4 of 4 from the free throw line to add 10 points. Jaylen Smith shot 3 for 7, including 2 for 5 from beyond the arc to finish with nine points.

The Buccaneers (1-1) were led in scoring by RJ Johnson, who finished with 25 points. Charleston Southern also got 19 points and 12 rebounds from Taje’ Kelly. In addition, Daren Patrick had 11 points.