Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Gators Demolish Defending ACC Champion Florida State

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Gators Demolish Defending ACC Champion Florida State

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Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario both scored 14 points Wednesday night and No. 6 Florida romped to a 72-47 victory over defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State. Boynton's layup with 8:57 left gave the Gators their 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.

Michigan State 76, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44: No. 19 Michigan State held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for almost 10 minutes.

Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 for the Spartans (7-2). Michigan State started the game with a 14-0 run, led 38-12 at halftime and kept a comfortable lead in the second half.

LaSalle 82, Penn State 57: Tyreek Duren scored a career-high 29 points as La Salle beat Penn State for the Explorers' fourth straight victory.

The win moved La Salle to 5-1 this season, its best start since 2005-06, when the Explorers began the season 7-0.

Penn State was led by Jermaine Marshall's team-high 19 points.

Oklahoma State 61, South Florida 49: Marcus Smart scored 15 points, Markel Brown added 13 and No. 23 Oklahoma State bounced back from its first loss of the season.

Smart 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.

Western Kentucky 58, SIU 57: T. J. Price scored 17 points and Western Kentucky held on to defeat SIU.

The Hilltoppers (7-2) never trailed and led by as many as 10 points after starting the second half with a jumper by Jamal Crook.

Southern Illinois (4-2) cut the lead to one point four times in the final 5 minutes - twice on jumpers by Desmar Jackson - but could never quite catch up.

Two free throws by Kevin Kaspar, a tip-in by O'Karo Akamune and a jumper by Crook helped keep the Salukis at bay. …

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