GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Erving Walker scored 23 points, Kenny Boynton added 20 and No. 13 Florida beat UAB 79-61 on Tuesday night in the Gators’ final tuneup before beginning Southeastern Conference play.
Patric Young chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds for the Gators (12-3), who won their 14th consecutive home game.
Cameron Moore led the Blazers (5-8) with 15 points. Ovie Soko had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Florida trailed midway through the first half and couldn’t seem to keep the Blazers off the boards. UAB held a 21-13 rebounding advantage at halftime, but Florida coach Billy Donovan challenged his team at the break.
The Gators were much more aggressive in the second half. The biggest difference, though, was the 3-point line. Florida made 15 of 27 from behind the arc.
Source: Associated Press