Danny Lewis added 16 points and four assists for the Owls (4-18, 1-6 Atlantic Sun Conference), who pick up their first conference win. Tyler Hooker had 15 points and six rebounds. Lockley led with 12 rebounds and Hooker posted seven assists and six rebounds.
The Owls shot 45 percent from the field compared 34 percent for the Ospreys (9-15, 3-6). Kennesaw State had 15 team steals contributing to 24 North Florida turnovers.
Kennesaw State led 38-28 at the break and a Lewis 3-pointer early in the second half stretched it to 54-39. North Florida stalled just past the midway point as the Owls surged to go up 73-53 with 4:15 left.
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