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    No. 12 Florida Downs Rider, 90-69

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Kenny Boynton scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half and No. 12 Florida placed four players in double figures in a 90-69 victory over Rider on Friday night at the Veterans Memorial Arena.

    The Gators (7-2), second in the nation with 11 3-pointers per game, bettered that mark with 13 3s in 28 attempts. Florida's three starting guards, Boynton, freshman Bradley Beal and Erving Walker combined to go 12 of 23 shots from 3-point range.

    Patric Young had 12 points and seven rebounds as the Gators took a 43-26 halftime lead.

    Florida turned to its 3-point shooting to pull away in the second half. The Gators connected on six of their first seven attempts from beyond the arc to run their lead to 25 points. Boynton had a four-point play on his fifth and final 3-pointer of the game.

    Jeff Jones had 20 points to lead Rider (1-9).