Boxscore
Florida 79, Central Florida 66
Friday, November 23, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida
Officials - John Hampton, John Heatly, Doug Shows
Attendance - 10195

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Central Florida 24 42 66
Florida 42 37 79

Recap


No. 8 Florida 79, Central Florida 66: Kenny Boynton scored a season-high 24 points and the Gators remained unbeaten by overcoming potent 3-point shooting from visiting Central Florida.

Scottie Wilbekin contributed a career-high 17 points and eight assists for Florida (5-0), which outrebounded the Knights 36-26 and forced 18 turnovers.

The Gators remained unbeaten but struggled at times. They missed their first nine shots of the game, allowed an 11-0 run by Central Florida (3-2) to open the second half and also permitted the Knights to shoot 55 percent from 3-point range.

Florida survived its imperfections thanks to Boynton and Wilbekin. Boynton shot 7-of-15 after spraining his left ankle Tuesday, and his biggest shot was a 3-pointer early in the second half that stopped Central Florida's run and pushed the lead to 13. Wilbekin also had a big 3-pointer with 10:39 remaining that stretched the lead to 14.

Kasey Wilson led Central Florida with a career-high 20 points. He hit four of his five 3-pointers in the second half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Florida forward Casey Prather made his season debut after sitting out the first four games with a concussion. He scored eight points. ... The Gators improved to 10-1 against Central Florida and avenged a three-point loss from two years ago in Orlando. ... Knights leading scorer Isaiah Sykes collected 12 points and nine rebounds but also committed eight turnovers.

Central Florida Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Daiquan Walker 34:00 3-6 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 0 5 0 1 0 9
Kasey Wilson 29:00 6-11 5-6 3-4 0 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 20
Keith Clanton 40:00 4-9 1-4 2-3 2 3 5 4 3 2 4 0 11
Tristan Spurlock 39:00 4-9 2-3 4-4 1 2 3 4 1 0 1 0 14
Isaiah Sykes 38:00 5-10 0-0 2-3 2 7 9 6 1 0 8 1 12
Staphon Blair 5:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Rod Days 11:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 5 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
Dylan Karell 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Bobby Horodyski 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-47 11-20 11-14 5 21 26 14 14 5 18 1 66
  46.8% 55.0% 78.6% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 18

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mike Rosario 20:00 2-9 0-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 4
Kenny Boynton 32:00 7-15 4-9 6-6 0 8 8 1 2 0 1 0 24
Erik Murphy 27:00 4-10 1-6 0-0 3 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 9
Patric Young 29:00 4-8 0-0 2-3 3 2 5 1 1 2 1 0 10
Will Yeguete 24:00 2-4 0-0 0-1 1 4 5 4 2 1 1 1 4
Scottie Wilbekin 32:00 6-12 4-9 1-2 4 1 5 8 3 3 2 0 17
Michael Frazier II 19:00 1-7 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 4 1 0 3
Casey Prather 13:00 3-3 0-0 2-2 3 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 8
DeVon Walker 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Braxton Ogbueze 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 29-68 10-33 11-14 16 20 36 17 14 10 9 2 79
  42.6% 30.3% 78.6% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 9