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Gators blast Missouri for Donovan's 400th win

5:05 PM, Jan 19, 2013   |    comments
  • Florida Gators guard/forward DeVon Walker (25) dunks the ball after the buzzer sounded to end the game at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Florida defeated Missouri 83-52. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
    
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Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - Erik Murphy scored 15 points and pulled down five rebounds, while Scottie Wilbekin added 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting and dished out 10 assists for his first career double-double, as No. 10 Florida defeated 17th-ranked Missouri, 83-52, in a battle of SEC ranked teams and in the first-ever meeting between both schools.

Kenny Boynton and Will Yeguete registered 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Gators (14-2, 4-0 SEC), who shot 59.3 percent from the floor and have now won six straight games.

The victory was also head coach Billy Donovan's 400th of his career.

Jabari Brown scored 16 points and hit four 3-pointers for the Tigers (13-4, 2-2), who were without leading scorer and rebounder Laurence Bowers, who is nursing a sprained MCL in his right knee. Keion Bell donated 14 points in the loss.

 

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