Gainesville, FL (AP) - Alex Tyus scored a season-high 20
points and Vernon Macklin added 19 and eight rebounds to lead
Florida to a 65-52 victory over Kent State on Thursday night.
Tyus made 10 of 15 shots from the field and added five rebounds
for the Gators (7-2). Macklin went 9 for 12 from the floor to
finish in double figures for the third game in a row. He had 20
points against Central Florida on Dec. 1 and 12 against American on
Justin Greene and Carlton Guyton led Kent State (7-3) with 14
points each. It was the third consecutive road loss for the
Flashes, who were playing in the state of Florida for just the
third time in program history.
This was by far Tyus' best game of the season, and it came
shortly after his worst -- zero points on 0-for-5 shooting against
Central Florida. The 20 points is five shy of his career high set
against Missouri-Kansas City on Nov. 30, 2008.
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