TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario both scored 14 points Wednesday night and No. 6 Florida romped to a 72-47 victory over defending ACC champion Florida State.
It took the Gators 5 minutes to take a 12-2 lead. Boynton’s layup with 8:57 left gave Florida its largest lead, 62-25.
Florida (7-0) has held five opponents to under 50 points while taking its fourth straight win over the Seminoles (4-4) who have lost three straight home games after 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.
Florida, which came into the game ranked second nationally in scoring defense, had the Seminoles baffled from the outset, forcing 13 turnovers in the first half and outrebounding them 21-11.
TEXAS A&M 62, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 54
At College Station, Texas, freshman J-Mychal Reese scored eight of his 15 points in the final 3 minutes as Texas A&M defeated Stephen F. Austin.
Reese matched his career high and kept the Aggies (6-1) unbeaten in 14 games against the Lumberjacks. Reese made a couple of floaters from the lane and made four free throws down the stretch. Ray Turner also scored 15 points for Texas A&M.
Antonio Bostic and Taylor Smith led the Lumberjacks with 14 points apiece. Stephen F. Austin (5-1) is off to its best start since 1981.
VIRGINIA 46, TENNESSEE 38
At Charlottesville, Va., Akil Mitchell had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Joe Harris also scored 13 as Virginia won a battle of stout defenses.
The victory was the sixth in a row for the Cavaliers (7-2) and came after they limited the Vols to 28.8 percent shooting and 15 field goals.
Trae Golden scored 11 to lead Tennessee (4-3), which scored 36 points in a one-point loss to No. 15 Georgetown on Friday.
The Vols scored six points in the first 14:50, and five more after using a 12-2 run to get within 38-33 with 7:41 left.
WAKE FOREST 71, HIGH POINT 60
At Winston-Salem, N.C., Chase Fischer scored 15 points with a career-high five 3-pointers to help hold off the Panthers (4-4).
Freshmen Aaron Rountree and Tyler Cavanaugh added 11 points apiece for the Demon Deacons (4-4).
Wake Forest snapped a two-game losing streak, but there was nothing easy about this one. The Demon Deacons needed to make a late stand to avoid their first loss to High Point since 1934-35.
MARYLAND 100, MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE 68
At College Park, Md., Logan Aronhalt scored 15 of his 17 points from beyond the arc, and Maryland breezed past the Hawks (0-8) to its seventh straight victory.
Charles Mitchell had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins (7-1), who had five players score in double figures.
WOFFORD 54, GARDNER-WEBB 42
At Spartanburg, Lee Skinner scored 19 points and Wofford broke open a tie game by shutting out Gardner-Webb in the final 41/2 minutes.
The Terriers (4-5) took a 17-6 lead in the first seven minutes and opened up a 12-point advantage before the Runnin’ Bulldogs (5-5) cut it to 25-18 at halftime.