Boynton leads No. 10 Florida over Alabama State

Boynton leads No. 10 Florida over Alabama State
November 11, 2012, 7:14 pm
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Alabama State guard Josh Freelove (4) tries to get the ball to the basket but is hampered buy Florida guard Kenny Boynton, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Gainesville, Fla. where Florida defeated Alabama Tech 84-35. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Kenny Boynton scored 22 points and No. 10 Florida cruised past Alabama State 84-35 on Sunday in a late opener for the Gators.

Florida was supposed to begin the season Friday against Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan, but the game was canceled at halftime because there was moisture on the court.

The Gators led Alabama State 47-9 at halftime, the fewest points Florida has allowed in the first half since the implementation of the shot clock.

Boynton shot 8 of 10 and made all four of his 3-point tries. He also had six rebounds and five assists.

Backup guard Bobby Brown led Alabama State (0-2) with 14 points.