FLORENCE, Ala. -- Christian Agnew had 17 points as North Alabama narrowly beat Florida Gulf Coast 70-65 on Saturday.
Mervin James had 13 points for North Alabama (8-11, 3-3 Atlantic Sun Conference). C.J. Brim added 13 points and Jamari Blackmon had 11, including four straight free throws in the final :20 to help secure the win..
Caleb Catto scored a career-high 23 points for the Eagles (6-15, 3-3). Tracy Hector Jr. added 10 points.
North Alabama plays Kennesaw State on the road on Thursday. Florida Gulf Coast faces NJIT at home next Saturday.
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