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After opening the season with a pair of blowout losses, Alabama State coach Lewis Jackson hopes his players will learn what it takes to tangle with the best teams in the NCAA.
The Hornets fell 84-35 to No. 10 Florida on Sunday in a game that was lopsided from the opening minutes.
The Gators were up 47-9 at halftime in their delayed opener and led by as many as 57 points.
The lopsided defeat came just two days after Alabama State lost 97-53 at Middle Tennessee. The Hornets (0-2) go to Central Florida on Tuesday before returning home.
''We schedule a tough non-conference preseason schedule so we can see where we are and if we can compete at a high level,'' Jackson said. ''It gives the guys a chance to play at a place like Florida and play the teams they see on television.''
''Hopefully when we get back, they'll know how hard they have to compete so they can come to practice every day with a new attitude,'' he said.
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Kenny Boynton scored 22 points and No. 10 Florida cruised past Alabama State 84-35 on Sunday in a late opener for the Gators.
Florida was supposed to begin the season Friday against Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan, but the game was canceled at halftime because there was moisture on the court.
The Gators led Alabama State 47-9 at halftime, the fewest points Florida has allowed...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Back on the court for a full 40 minutes, 10th-ranked Florida got off to a fast start.
Kenny Boynton scored 22 points and the Gators cruised past Alabama State 84-35 on Sunday in their delayed opener.
Florida was supposed to begin the season Friday against Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan, but the game was canceled at halftime because there was moisture...
Despite, the 2012 Navy-Marine Corps Classic between No. 10 Florida and Georgetown being called after the Gators led at half 27-23 due the condensation, Gator players said they enjoyed and appreciated the experience.
Gator forward Erik Murphy said the game was called because officials felt it was unsafe.
“They’re probably right (to cancel the second half),” Murphy said immediately...
1. Alabama State was held to 12-56 shooting, including 8-36 (22.2%) on twos and 4-20 (20%) on threes. For the game they scored 35 points. The last time the Gators held anyone below 40 was against Presbyterian in 2009.
2. Senior Kenny Boynton is the only junior or senior player left in college who was a consensus top-10 recruit. So it's fair to expect a big season. After the...
On Friday night, the Florida Gators men’s basketball team played half of a game against the Georgetown Hoyas on an aircraft carrier. The court–temporarily housed on the USS Bataan–became unworthy for use and both teams decided it was in their best interests to call the game at the half. That can happen when you play outside on a court meant to be used inside. You generally...