Kenny Boynton scored a season-high 24 points, Scottie Wilbekin added a career-best 17 and No. 7 Florida beat UCF 79-66 Friday.
The Gators (5-0) overcame a sluggish start, dominated the paint and pressed the Knights (3-2) into a bevy of turnovers.
Boynton and Wilbekin benefited from the mismatches down low.
Boynton, three days after spraining his left ankle, made 7 of 15 shots and added eight rebounds. Wilbekin, playing his third game since returning from suspension, chipped in five rebounds and eight assists - both career highs.
Kasey Wilson led the Knights with 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting. He was 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Tristan Spurlock (14), Isaiah Sykes (12) and Keith Clanton (11) also hit double figures for Central Florida.
For Florida, Wilbekin played extensively in place of starter Mike Rosario, who turned the ball over several times. Wilbekin was slated to be the team's starting point guard before the season, but was suspended three games for violating an unspecifie...