Florida 78, Air Force 61

Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:30 PM
Location - BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
Officials - Bernard Clinton, Gary Maxwell, Tim Nestor
Attendance - 12779

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Air Force 31 30 61
Florida 33 45 78

Recap


No. 11 Florida 78, Air Force 61: Erik Murphy had a team-high 21 points on a sizzling 8-for-10 effort from the field as the host Gators improved to 10-2 all-time in the Orange Bowl Classic.

Kenny Boynton scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Patric Young added 13 points for Florida (9-2), which benefited from a 32-23 rebounding edge to pull away from Air Force (8-3).

Boynton matched his first-half total by drilling a 3-pointer to give the Gators a 40-34 advantage just over four minutes into the second. The senior guard, who is a two-time team MVP of the event, followed up with another from long range to cap an 8-0 run.

Boynton's third 3-pointer of the second half gave Florida a 59-47 advantage, matching its largest lead of the game. The Gators put the clamps on defense to cruise to victory.

Mountain West Conference leading scorer Michael Lyons shot just 3-for-14 from the field for 11 points for the Falcons, who saw their modest two-game winning streak come to an end.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boynton, who went 3-for-7 from 3-point range, entered the contest in a 4-for-32 slump from beyond the arc. ... The Falcons benefited from a 17-5 edge in bench points during the first half as they pulled within two at 33-31 at intermission. ... Air Force G Todd Fletcher, who entered the game with just five turnovers on the season, had three in the first half.

Air Force Falcons

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mike Fitzgerald 32:00 1-6 0-3 0-2 0 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 2
Todd Fletcher 30:00 2-5 1-2 2-3 1 2 3 3 3 1 3 0 7
Michael Lyons 37:00 3-12 2-5 3-4 2 5 7 1 3 1 0 0 11
Taylor Broekhuis 22:00 3-6 1-2 3-4 1 0 1 2 2 1 3 0 10
DeLovell Earls 14:00 2-3 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 0 5
Chase Kammerer 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kyle Green 21:00 3-8 1-3 4-4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 11
Kamryn Williams 8:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1
Tre Coggins 13:00 3-3 2-2 0-1 0 2 2 1 2 0 3 0 8
Marek Olesinski 14:00 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 6
Max Yon 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cam Michael 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-47 9-20 14-22 5 18 23 11 22 6 10 0 61
  40.4% 45.0% 63.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Erik Murphy 29:00 8-10 2-3 3-4 2 5 7 4 4 1 0 3 21
Patric Young 29:00 6-9 0-0 1-3 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 13
Scottie Wilbekin 38:00 2-7 0-4 5-8 0 4 4 1 3 3 4 0 9
Mike Rosario 23:00 2-6 1-3 2-2 1 3 4 1 4 1 1 0 7
Kenny Boynton 36:00 4-10 3-7 3-3 1 3 4 3 0 0 1 0 14
Michael Frazier II 14:00 2-3 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 2 4 0 0 0 5
Will Yeguete 17:00 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 4 6 0 2 1 3 1 0
Casey Prather 14:00 4-5 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 9
TOTAL 200 28-52 7-19 15-23 9 23 32 12 19 6 10 6 78
  53.8% 36.8% 65.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 10