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COL BKB: Florida 90, Rider 69

Dec. 9, 2011 at 9:27 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Kenny Boynton scored a season-best 26 points Friday in leading No. 12 Florida to a 90-69 triumph over Rider.

Boynton hit five of Florida's 14 3-pointers and added five assists as part of the Gators' second straight victory. He had reached 22 points in a game on three previous occasions this season.

Florida held Rider scoreless for 5:30 late in the first half on its way to a 43-27 advantage at intermission.

Bradley Beal added 18 points for Florida (7-2) while Patric Young and Erving Walker both had 12. Walker went 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

Jeff Jones scored 18 points for Rider (1-9), which posted its only victory Nov. 21 against Howard.

The Gators were the lone nationally-ranked team in action on Friday's major college basketball schedule.

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