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No. 11 Florida uses second-half surge to tame LSU

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Kenny Boynton tallied 20 points and seven rebounds in No. 11 Florida's 74-52 thumping of LSU.

Patric Young registered 14 points and seven boards, while Erik Murphy provided 12 points and seven rebounds for the Gators (12-2, 2-0 SEC), who have won four straight games.

Anthony Hickey netted 15 points to lead LSU (9-4, 0-2), which dropped back-to- back contests for the first time all season.

The Tigers shot just 32.3 percent (21-of-65) from the floor.

The Gators led 29-20 at intermission and began the second half on a 21-5 run to seize control. Boynton nailed a pair of 3-pointers and recorded eight points overall during the surge, which gave Florida a 50-25 advantage with 12:31 remaining.

The margin peaked at 32 down the stretch.

Earlier, the contest was tied at 19-19 before the visitors closed the opening period on a 10-1 sprint to take their nine-point cushion into the break.

Game Notes

LSU fell to 8-1 at home this year ... Shavon Coleman poured in 11 points for the Tigers ... Florida shot 44.4 percent (28-of-63) from the field ... LSU turned the ball over just seven times.

01/12 18:24:36 ET

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