NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Florida senior guard Kenny Boynton was on a roll, and there was little that Yale could do to stop him. Boynton tied a career high with 28 points, lifting No. 13 Florida to a 79-58 win over Yale at Payne Whitney Gymnasium on Sunday. Boynton went 8-for-10 from 3-point range, passing former Gator Lee Humphrey (288) for the school record in 3-pointers made. Boynton's 289th career 3-pointer extended Florida's lead to 65-41 in the second half. Mike Rosario added 13 points for Florida and Will Yeguete had 14 points and nine rebounds. Justin Sears led Yale (5-11) with 15 points. Armani Cotton added 12 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs, who were playing their fifth game in 10 days. Yale stayed in the game early, cutting Florida's lead to 21-20 on a jumper by senior point guard Michael Grace. Yale guard Armani Cotton took advantage of some early mismatches, scoring eight of Yale's first 20 points. But Florida closed the half on a 15-3 run to take a 35-23 lead into halftime. The run included a 3-pointer from Boynton and three free throws from freshman Michael Frazier, who was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 4.3 seconds left in the first half. Florida held Yale to 36 percent shooting in the first half and 22 percent (2-for-9) from 3-point range. Florida, meanwhile, shot 54.2 percent (13-for-24) from the floor, and outscored Yale 22-8 in the paint in the first half. The Gators started the second half with a 12-0 run, which included a pair of Boynton 3-pointers and six points off steals from Florida's press. NOTES: Florida senior forward Erik Murphy sat out the game with bruised ribs he suffered in practice on Friday. Murphy will have X-rays on his ribs when he returns to campus on Monday. It was a tough break for Murphy, who had close to 100 family and friends attend the game. Murphy is from South Kingstown, R.I., 84.5 miles from New Haven. ... Yeguete made his 10th start of the season in Murphy's place. ... With the win, Florida improved to 2-1 in true road games this season.
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