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Florida basketball reaction: Kenny Boynton breaks three point school record

The senior guard broke a school record by making eight three-pointers on Sunday and his continued hot shooting could be the key to the Gators playing deep into March.

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Kenny Boynton shot the lights out for the Florida Gators on Sunday night in their 79-58 win over Yale, sinking eight three pointers to break a Florida school record for most three point baskets in a game.

SB Nation's Florida blog, Alligator Army, was happy to see Boynton return to form in a big way, as he's struggled shooting the ball of late. However, the bigger implication is that a hot shooting Florida team could be a legitimate national title contender:

He needed to shoot his way out of his slump as much as Florida didn't need him to shoot his way into it, and today's staggering performance suggests that he might be on the way back to being a constant threat from beyond the arc.

And if he can be dangerous from deep in March, Florida can win a national title.

Boynton is averaging 12.5 points per game this season and is shooting just over 29% from three point range. Those numbers are sure to go up after his performance against Yale.

The Gators finished their non-conference schedule at 10-2 and are ranked 9th in the Coaches Poll and 13th in the AP Poll. They begin their SEC conference schedule against Georgia on Wednesday and are prohibitive favorites to win the conference following Kentucky's fall back to the rest of the pack.

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