No. 6 Florida routs Florida State


Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario both scored 14 points Wednesday night and No. 6 Florida romped to a 72-47 victory over Florida State.

It took the Gators just 5 minutes to take a 12-2 lead and the rout was on. Boynton’s layup with 8:57 left gave Florida its largest lead, 62-25.

Florida (7-0) has held five opponents to less than 50 points this season while taking its fourth straight win over the Seminoles (4-4) who have lost three straight home games. This is their most lopsided defeat to Florida since a 96-61 loss in 1999.

Michael Frazier added 12 points and Patric Young finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Gators, who cruised to a 35-15 halftime lead in their first road game of the season.

Michael Snaer led Florida State with 10 points, all in the second half.

No. 10 GONZAGA 71, WASHINGTON ST. 69

PULLMAN, Wash. — Kevin Pangos’ layup with 2 seconds left gave Gonzaga its best start as a Division I team.

Elias Harris scored 23 points and Kelly Olynyk had 22, all in the second half, for Gonzaga (9-0). The Bulldogs had been tied with the 1994-95 team for best start.

Brock Motum had 23 points and DaVonte Lacy added 22 for Washington State (5-4), which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.

Motum hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to bring WSU within 68-67.

Gary Bell Jr. made a free throw for Gonzaga, and Lacy made a layup to tie the score at 69.

That set up Pangos’ game-winning drive that gave him eight points.

Olynyk had 10 points in the first 8 minutes of the second half.

No. 18 NEW MEXICO 75, USC 67

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hugh Greenwood hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points to help New Mexico recover from an early double-digit deficit.

Alex Kirk added a double-double for the Lobos (9-0) with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Kendall Williams had 13 points and a season-high nine assists.

Five Trojans scored in double figures, led by 14 from Eric Wise, but USC (3-5) still lost its fourth straight.

New Mexico’s biggest lead was 59-42. The Trojans closed the gap behind a 13-2 run that made it 70-65 with 2:13 left. But Williams followed with a 3-pointer to break the streak.

No. 19 MICHIGAN ST. 76, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 44

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 for Michigan State which held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for almost 10 minutes at the start of the game.

Michigan State (7-2) started the game with a 14-0 run, led 38-12 at halftime and kept a comfortable lead in the second half.

The Golden Lions (1-7) missed their first 13 shots and didn’t score until 9:48 into the game.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s DaVon Haynes scored a season-high 20 points — all after halftime.

The Golden Lions had seven points over the last 2:20 of the first half to finish with 12, the fifth-lowest total at halftime by a Division I team this season, according to STATS LLC.

No. 23 OKLAHOMA ST. 61, SOUTH FLORIDA 49

STILLWATER, Okla. — Marcus Smart scored 15 points and Markel Brown added 13 for Oklahoma State which bounced back from its first loss of the season.

Smart, the Cowboys’ playmaking freshman, nailed a 3-pointer from the left wing to launch a 16-5 run that put Oklahoma State (6-1) in control in the second half. He finished it off by hitting another 3, then making a quick steal in the backcourt before setting up Brown’s layup for a 48-34 lead with 7:29 remaining.

The Bulls (5-3) couldn’t get closer than nine points after that.

Victor Rudd had 14 points for South Florida, and Anthony Collins scored 12. The Bulls were held to a season-worst 34 percent shooting and had their lowest scoring game of the season.

Philip Jurick grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds as Oklahoma State held a 41-28 edge on the boards.

Oklahoma State lost to Virginia Tech on Saturday.

WOMEN

NO. 21 NORTH CAROLINA 64, RADFORD 44

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Waltiea Rolle scored 24 points and Xylina McDaniel had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead North Carolina over Radford.

Krista Gross, who ranks second in the ACC in rebounding, pulled down a career-high 17 for the Tar Heels, who bounced back from a 102-57 loss to No. 14 Tennessee on Sunday.

UNC (8-1) opened on an 11-2 run, and after Jordynn Gaymon’s jumper cut the deficit to 13-4, the Tar Heels scored the next eight points to lead 21-4 with 4:19 left in the first half.

They led 33-10 at the break and went up 46-23 in the second half.

Diani Mason led Radford (3-4) with 10 points.

CREIGHTON 66, NO. 25 NEBRASKA 57

OMAHA, Neb. — Reserve Marissa Janning scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including four 3-pointers, to lead Creighton over Nebraska.

McKenzie Fujan added 13 points for the Bluejays (4-2), who shot 56.3 percent (27 of 48).

The Bluejays, who earned their first victory over a ranked opponent since a 75-71 win over Illinois State in Feb. 2008, led 36-27 at the break and held off Nebraska in the second half after Lindsey Moore knocked down a 3-pointer with 12:49 left to cut Creighton’s lead to 43-40.

Creighton went on a 17-6 run over the next 8:36.

Hailie Sample scored 20 points for Nebraska (6-3).

 

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