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                       === No.7 Florida routs Auburn ===
 
 Auburn,  AL  (Sports Network) -  Mike Rosario led the  way with a game-high 22
 points and five assists as No. 7 Florida rolled to an 83-52 win over Auburn on
 Saturday.
 
 Michael  Frazier  added 18 points and  Kenny Boynton contributed 16 points for
 the  Gators (21-3,  11-1 SEC), who have won  three in a row since a setback at
 Arkansas.
 
 Scottie  Wilbekin totaled  six points and four rebounds but dished out a game-
 best 10 assists for the victors.
 
 Chris  Denson had 13  points and Jordan Price totaled 12 for the Tigers (9-16,
 3-9), losers in three straight.
 
 Florida  assumed control  early on, jumping out  to a 13-3 edge with less than
 five minutes played thanks to seven points from Rosario.
 
 "I  think we did  a great job setting the tone," Boynton said. "We started off
 13-3.  I  think every loose  ball we tried  to get, and we  did a great job at
 attacking it."
 
 That  lead ballooned  to  25-10 on  a  Rosario  layup off  the  break and  the
 resulting  free throw just  after the midway point of the half, then a Frazier
 triple boosted the visitors to a 43-22 edge inside of three minutes remaining.
 
 Rosario  and Wilbekin  added  buckets and  the  Gators took  a  47-22 lead  to
 intermission.
 
 Boynton sank a triple and the Florida margin spilled over the 30-point mark at
 63-31 with just over eight minutes gone in the second half.
 
 Florida  maintained at least a 30-point advantage for the duration, eventually
 extending it to as high as 35, with one minute remaining, on another trey from
 Frazier.
 
 "We played a veteran, experienced team and they proved why they are one of the
 best teams in the league and in the country," Auburn coach Tony Barbee said of
 the  Gators. "I  told our  guys I  was disappointed  in the  overall defensive
 intensity and attention to detail."
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Florida  has bested Auburn in five straight and 15 of the last 16 meetings ...
 Erik  Murphy totaled 11  points and six rebounds for the Gators ... Both teams
 recorded  30 rebounds,  but  the Gators  had a  clear  advantage in  shooting,
 connecting on 57.4 percent from the floor to 35.2 percent for the Tigers.
 
 02/16 20:22:31 ET

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