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Walker, Florida top Morehead State

Nov 21, 2010 - 10:55 PM Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - Erving Walker finished with 16 points and seven assists, as ninth-ranked Florida defeated Morehead State, 61-55, at the O'Connell Center.

Chandler Parsons turned in a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for Florida (3-1), which demolished NC A&T on Thursday and have won two straight. Kenny Boynton added 10 points in the victory.

Kenneth Faried had a huge game with a game-high 20 points and 18 rebounds for Morehead State (2-2), which suffered a 60-58 loss to UNC-Wilmington on Thursday and have dropped two straight. Ty Proffitt chipped in 11 points in defeat.

Florida led for the majority of the opening 20 minutes and took a 34-17 lead into the intermission.

The Gators maintained a healthy 15-point lead, 45-30, after Patric Young's three-point play with 13:47 left, but Morehead State answered with nine straight points to make it a 45-39 game with nearly 11 minutes remaining.

Kenny Boynton's three-pointer with nearly 5 1/2 minutes on the clock restored the Gators' double-digit lead, 55-45, and Florida held on in the remaining time.

Game Notes

The Gators improved to 2-1 in the all-time series against Morehead State...Florida shot 38.9 percent from the field, while Morehead State made 36.7 percent of its shots...Vernon Macklin donated six points and seven rebounds in the victory.

    FLORIDA: 61

    Nov 21 5:36 PM
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    Morehead State 52, Florida(9) 58  2nd - 0:28Nov 21 5:31 PM

    FLORIDA: 34

    Nov 21 4:26 PM

    FLORIDA: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

    Nov 21 3:40 PM