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Florda continues trend of blowout victories

Erik Murphy led all scorers with 18

One of the most remarkable attributes of this season's Florida team has been its ability to explode past opponents.Entering Friday's Round-of-64 clash against Northwestern State, the Gators had played 33 games this season, with a remarkable 27 of those — including Florida's 26 wins — decided by double-digits. And that trend continued in the Gators' 79-47 victory over Demons in a 3-14 matchup.

Florida (27-7) led by eight points with 13:13 remaining before going on a 19-1 run to turn a single-digit game into yet another Gator runaway at 68-42. "We just try to extend our leads," said Gator forward Will Yeguete. "We try to take 10 points and turn it into 20." Or eight points and turn it into 26 in a little over six and a half minutes of game time. "It's just like any given moment we're... Recommended Stories

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