The Florida Gators continued their non-conference tour of Florida on Friday night, rolling over another overmatched opponent. The Gators beat the Rider Broncs, 90-69 in a rout at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. As is almost always the case with this Gators team, the three pointer was a key to the victory. Florida launched 33 shots from behind the arc, and nailed 14 for a solid 42% from downtown.
Kenny Boynton led the way for Florida, hitting five three pointers and finishing with 26 points. Boynton bounced back after a subpar performance against Arizona this week, missing only four shots against the Broncs. Brad Beal added 18 points, but needed 17 shots to get there. Finally, Patric Young added 12 and nine for the Gators in the frontcourt.
It was an impressive performance from the Gators against a cupcake opponent, as UF limited their turnovers to only 6 and continued to shoot well from outside. The turnovers were a particular problem in last week's loss to Syracuse. The Gators will now face Texas A&M in Sunrise at the BankAtlantic Center next Saturday, after a full week off as the semester winds down.
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