Sunrise, FL - Will Yeguete led a strong rebounding effort Saturday by the 16th-ranked Florida Gators, who pulled away in the second half to beat Fresno State 66-49 in the Orange Bowl Classic.
Yeguete had five offensive rebounds and a season-high 10 total for the Gators, who had a 47-24 advantage on the boards, by far their largest this season. Florida won easily despite shooting only 42 percent.
Casey Prather scored 16 points for the Gators (9-2), who won away from Gainesville for the third time this season. Prater was voted the game's most valuable player.
Scottie Wilbekin added 11 points and Yeguete nine. Patric Young had eight points and nine rebounds.
Fresno State (6-6) lost its third game in a row and fell to 1-5 away from home.