SUNRISE, Fla. The hometown hero returned to shoot 1 of 4 in the first half, and hardly resembled either the recruit labeled "one and done" or the player tabbed as a future NBA star.
Then the second half started.
Kenny Boynton, a product of Pompano, Fla., scored 11 of his 14 points after halftime to help Florida pull away from Air Force and take a 78-61 victory Saturday in the second game of the Orange Bowl Classic at the BB&T Center.
The Classic victory was Florida's third in the past four years, and happened before a Boynton entourage 20-or-so strong.
"This was my last time in playing in college coming down here, and I had fun," Boynton said. "In the second half, I just tried to let the game come to me."
Boynton hit 3 of 6 second-half shots and the Gators (9-2) got going offensively during the final 20 minutes, when Erik Murphy scored 14 of his game-high 21 points to lead the way.
Frigid long-distance shooting had been plaguing Boynton, who entered having made four of ...