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Florida benefits from close game

Boynton and the Gators took the ball in the paint

The Gators have heard plenty about their struggles to close games this season. It was evident as they answered questions on Saturday about finally securing a win. The 12-point win might not have seemed like a close win that Florida needed, but there's no doubt that it was. The Gators took Alabama's best shot early in the second half but still managed to come back and close out the game.

After Mike Rosario turned the ball over with 11:49 left in the game, the Gators went to a media timeout facing a 45-39 deficit. Things started to change soon after that. Florida ripped off a 27-7 run over the final 11:03 to run away with a 64-52 win. But it didn't look as easy as the final score makes it sound. The Gators went to that timeout to regroup. The Florida coaching staff wanted more... Recommended Stories

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The Gators sent the Crimson Tide home with a loss after a tough 64-52 battle in the O'Dome Saturday.…