GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Chandler Parsons broke out of a scoring
slump with 18 points, Erving Walker added 14 and Florida beat Rhode
Island 84-59 Monday night.
The Gators (11-3) capped their nonconference schedule with a
third straight win, including consecutive games against Atlantic-10
teams. Florida won at Xavier on Friday.
Kenny Boynton and Alex Tyus chipped in 10 points apiece for
Florida, which used a 22-2 run in the first half to turn a close
game into a lopsided affair.
The Gators opened up a 21-point advantage with 4:18 remaining
before the break. Rhode Island (9-5) sliced into the lead on Will
Martell's back-to-back buckets and Delroy James' 3-pointer. But
Parsons answered with a 3 on the other end, then really helped the
Gators pull away in the second half.
James led the Rams with 23 points. Martell added 13 points and
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