North Florida, Jacksonville Battle on CSS in River City Rumble

Friday, January 18, 2013

MACON, Ga. - North Florida hosts crosstown rival Jacksonville in the A-Sun/CSS Friday night contest at 7 PM. Both teams sit above .500 in conference play through six games.

Matt Stewart and Sonny Smith are on the call for the 7 p.m. tip. The game can also be seen on ESPN3. Fans can also follow along on Twitter by using the official hashtag of A-Sun Men's Basketball; #ASunMBB.

Jacksonville (9-10; 4-2) at North Florida (8-11; 3-3) - CSS/ESPN3 - 7 PM
• With a win vs. the Ospreys, Jacksonville will move into a tie for first place with Stetson at 5-2 atop the A-Sun standings.
• The Ospreys have won the last three meetings against JU. UNF held the Dolphins to 64 points or less in each win.
• Jacksonville’s Glenn Powell leads the A-Sun in career rebounds with 617. He also ranks third this season with 7.5 RPG. He needs 86 more rebounds to crack the A-Sun record books for career boards.
• North Florida’s Parker Smith has hit 262 three pointers at North Florida, which is 8th most in A-Sun history. Smith needs 15 more three pointers to take over sixth place. He is averaging 4.0 threes made per game - the best average in A-Sun history.
• Glenn Powell has 119 blocks in his career, which is tied for 21st in A-Sun history.
• North Florida owns the top-scoring duo in the A-Sun with Parker Smith (16.6) and Travis Wallace (15.2) combining to average 31.8 PPG.
• JU's Russell Powell needs four assists vs. UNF to pass Mercer's Langston Hall for most assists among active A-Sun players. Powell currently has 331.
• UNF's Will Wilson leads the A-Sun in assists with 6.6 per game. His four double-digit assists games this season leads the A-Sun.
• Jacksonville has already surpassed last year's win total of eight games.
• Parker Smith currently ranks 87th on the A-Sun all-time scoring list with 1,190 points. He can move into the top-80 with a 20-point effort vs. JU.



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