Rattlers routed by UNF 72-47


The Florida A&M men’s basketball team lost Thursday against University of North Florida 72-47. The team shot 33 percent from the field and 17 percent from three.

Junior point guard Jamie Adams, a third-year agribusiness student from Chicago, was the only player to score in double digits. Adams has been on a hot streak as of late and is leading the team in scoring.

“We shot bad everywhere even our free throws,” said Jamie Adams.

The Rattlers scored the least amount of points they scored all season against the Osprey. Markee Teal, starting power forward from Ocala, felt good about the team’s chances coming into the game. Teal is a transfer criminal justice student.

“Coming off the first win I felt pretty confident,” said Teal.

UNF came out playing well and went into the half holding the game within double digits. In the second half North Florida took a 14-point lead. Osprey junior guard Parker smith scored 18 points on the Rattler defense.

Head basketball coach Clemon Johnson has implementing a new offense this season.

“We’ve been putting in some new plays,” said Teal 

The Rattler offense did not work well against the Ospreys. They had 19 turnovers and 5 assists against the Osprey. UNF converted on majority of their turnovers due to the great shooting by forward Charles McRoy who had 14 points off the bench.

“We’ve been working on our defense,” Adams said.

The Rattler defense did not work against North Florida who shot 46 percent from the field. The UNF bench also added in 34 points.

This is the Rattlers seventh loss of the season and heading into their first home game. They play rival Bethune Cookman on Saturday.