Gainesville, FL (AP) - Kenny Boynton scored 21 points, Alex
Tyus added 19 and No. 16 Florida beat Florida Atlantic 79-66 on
Erving Walker chipped in 14 points, six rebounds and four
assists for the Gators (4-1), who showed some fatigue while playing
for the fourth time in eight days.
Florida struggled early against the Owls (3-3), allowing them to
shoot nearly 50 percent from the floor in the first half and giving
up way too many easy baskets. The Gators, meanwhile, missed free
throws and failed to make the most of their height advantage and
Florida settled down in the second half and really turned things
around when Brett Royster, the Sun Belt Conference's defensive
player of the year in 2009, picked up his fourth foul with 16:43
Greg Gantt, who grew up in Gainesville, led FAU with 17 points.
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