Top 25 basketball: No. 6 Florida routs Florida State, 72-47
Tallahassee, Fla. • Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario both scored 14 points Wednesday night and No. 6 Florida romped to a 72-47 victory over Florida State.
It took the Gators just 5 minutes to take a 12-2 lead and the rout was on. Boynton's layup with 8:57 left gave Florida its largest lead, 62-25.
Florida (7-0) has held five opponents to less than 50 points this season while taking its fourth straight win over the Seminoles (4-4) who have lost three straight home games.
This is their most lopsided defeat to Florida since a 96-61 loss in 1999.
Michael Frazier added 12 points and Patric Young finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Gators, who cruised to a 35-15 halftime lead in their first road game of the season.
Michael Snaer led Florida State with 10 points, all in the second half.
No. 18 New Mexico 75, USC 67 • Hugh Greenwood hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points to help No. 18 New Mexico recover from an early double-digit deficit in Albuquerque, N.M.
No. 19 Michigan St. 76, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44 • In East Lansing, Mich., Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 for Michigan State which held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for almost 10 minutes at the start of the game.
No. 23 Oklahoma St. 61, South Florida 49 • In Stillwater, Okla., Marcus Smart scored 15 points and Markel Brown added 13 for Oklahoma State which bounced back from its first defeat.
• No. 6 Florida 72, Florida State 47
• No. 10 Gonzaga 71, Wash. St. 69
• No. 18 New Mexico 75, USC 67
• No. 19 Michigan St. 76, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44
• No. 23 Oklahoma St. 61, South Florida 49