Boxscore
Florida 58, Savannah State 40
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida
Officials - Jamie Luckie, C.J Washington, Mike Whitehead
Attendance - 7323

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Savannah State 14 26 40
Florida 28 30 58

Recap

No. 8 Florida 58, Savannah State 40: Patric Young recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-best six blocks as the Gators cruised past the visiting Tigers.

Mike Rosario added 13 points, including a pair of 3-pointers early in the second half to ignite a 9-0 run that pushed the lead to 21 points for Florida. The Gators (4-0) forced 20 turnovers and made it tough for Savannah State (3-3) to get good shots all night.

Erik Murphy chipped in with 10 points for Florida, which scored 15 of the game’s first 17 points. Leading scorer Kenny Boynton had just five points before injuring his ankle with 13:23 left in the game. The senior returned to the bench, but did not play again.

The Gators struggled a bit from the field in the first half, but were able to build a 24-4 lead with their defense. Savannah State responded with 10 points in the final 3:36 to pull within 28-14 at halftime. Young had eight points and seven rebounds in opening 20 minutes for Florida.

Rashad Hassan and Cedric Smith had 11 points apiece to lead Savannah State. Arnold Louis added nine points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Savannah State made just three of its first 21 shots from the field. … Florida is 105-6 against non-conference opponents at home over the last 12 seasons. … Savannah State won the MEAC regular-season title last season and was picked first in the 2012-13 preseason poll.

Savannah State Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rashad Hassan 29:00 5-12 0-0 1-2 3 5 8 2 4 1 5 0 11
Preston Blackman 31:00 1-9 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 4 0 3
Cedric Smith 28:00 5-8 0-0 1-1 2 4 6 1 1 1 2 0 11
Jyles Smith 18:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 0 1 2 0
Stephen Wilson 24:00 0-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0
Arnold Louis 27:00 3-7 0-0 3-4 3 8 11 1 4 1 2 0 9
Khiry White 13:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 3
Deven Williams 11:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Patrick Hendley 7:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 3
Robert Burger 10:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Christopher Spears 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 16-46 2-4 6-10 10 22 32 6 21 5 20 2 40
  34.8% 50.0% 60.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 20

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mike Rosario 31:00 4-10 2-4 3-3 1 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 13
Kenny Boynton 24:00 1-6 1-4 2-2 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 1 5
Erik Murphy 32:00 3-10 2-5 2-4 3 2 5 1 3 2 1 1 10
Patric Young 31:00 5-10 0-0 3-6 4 7 11 0 1 1 1 6 13
Will Yeguete 28:00 2-2 0-0 3-5 2 4 6 0 4 2 5 0 7
Scottie Wilbekin 25:00 1-4 1-1 1-2 1 2 3 2 0 3 0 0 4
Michael Frazier II 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Braxton Ogbueze 13:00 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 3
DeVon Walker 4:00 0-2 0-0 3-4 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3
Dillon Graham 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jacob Kurtz 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-48 6-14 18-28 14 20 34 7 14 11 12 9 58
  35.4% 42.9% 64.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12