Boxscore
Florida 66, Middle Tennessee St. 45
Sunday, November 18, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
Officials - James Barker, Lee Cassell, Antinio Petty
Attendance - 11386

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Middle Tennessee St. 26 19 45
Florida 29 37 66

Recap


No. 10 Florida 66, Middle Tennessee State 45: Kenny Boynton scored 18 of his 20 points during a second-half surge as the host Gators cruised past the Blue Raiders.

Boynton overcame a sluggish first half to score 13 consecutive points - highlighted by a trio of 3-pointers. Will Yeguete had 11 points and Scottie Wilbekin returned from a suspension to score 10 for Florida (3-0), which went on a 16-4 run to start the second half.

Marcos Knight, who posted a career-high 21 points off the bench versus Savannah State, mustered just 12 on 3-of-11 shooting for Middle Tennessee State (2-1).

After clinging to a 29-26 lead at halftime, the Gators went to their transition game to pull away from the Blue Raiders. Wilbekin provided the signature play after converting an alley-oop from Mike Rosario to give Florida a 42-28 lead with 12:34 remaining.

Middle Tennessee State closed to within nine at 48-39, but Boynton hit two free throws and a 3-pointer within a 57-second stretch to put the game out of reach.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Florida's Erik Murphy finished with just six points, one game removed from matching his career high of 24 versus Wisconsin on Wednesday. ... Wilbekin's suspension spanned three games - including the canceled contest against Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan. ... Middle Tennessee State has dropped seven straight meetings against ranked opponents.


Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Raymond Cintron 20:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Kerry Hammonds 22:00 0-5 0-3 1-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1
Neiko Hunter 16:00 2-6 0-1 0-0 2 1 3 0 5 0 1 0 4
Shawn Jones 21:00 4-7 0-0 2-4 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 1 10
Bruce Massey 27:00 0-6 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 1 2 0 0
J.T. Sulton 27:00 3-6 0-1 2-2 3 2 5 0 4 0 3 0 8
Marcos Knight 26:00 3-12 0-1 6-7 2 3 5 1 2 0 2 0 12
Torin Walker 1:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
James Gallman 17:00 2-3 2-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 6
Jason Jones 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0
Trantell Knight 15:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 5 3 1 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 16-50 2-10 11-16 10 15 25 11 24 3 12 1 45
  32.0% 20.0% 68.8% Team Rebs: 9   Total TO: 12

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kenny Boynton 34:00 5-12 3-7 7-7 1 3 4 2 1 2 2 0 20
Michael Frazier II 12:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
Erik Murphy 28:00 2-4 1-3 1-2 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 6
Mike Rosario 32:00 4-9 1-5 0-1 1 0 1 3 1 0 3 0 9
Will Yeguete 33:00 4-6 1-2 2-6 5 8 13 1 3 1 0 0 11
Patric Young 24:00 2-4 0-0 5-11 1 1 2 1 4 0 2 3 9
Scottie Wilbekin 23:00 3-6 0-1 2-2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 0 8
DeVon Walker 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Braxton Ogbueze 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Dillon Graham 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob Kurtz 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-45 7-21 17-29 9 18 27 14 15 5 10 3 66
  46.7% 33.3% 58.6% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 10