First half run leads to Florida blow out of UR 76-56; W&M tops ODU 53-48

Richmond 56
FLORIDA 76 F

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – John Egbunu and Devin Robinson notched double-doubles, and Florida beat Richmond 76-56 on Tuesday night.

The Gators (6-1) dominated on the backboards and in the paint, and it showed in the box score.

Egbunu had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Robinson added 12 points and 13 boards.

Dorian Finney-Smith had a chance to give the Gators three players with double-doubles, but he missed two free throws with 4:26 remaining and finished with 9 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. It would have been the first time since 2005 that Florida accomplished the feat. Corey Brewer, Al Horford and Joakim Noah each notched double-doubles against Jacksonville on Dec. 18, 2005.

Florida settled for having two players with double-doubles for the first time since 2010. Vernon Macklin and Alex Tyus reached the marks against Jacksonville.

Terry Allen led the Spiders (4-3) with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Marshall Wood added 12 points and 8 boards.

 

Here is more directly from the University of Richmond:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida (6-1) claimed a 76-56 win over Richmond (4-3) in non-conference basketball action in Gainesville on Tuesday night.

 

Boasting the top defense in the SEC, Florida limited Richmond offensively, forcing the Spiders to their season low in points after Richmond came in averaging 86.0 per game.

 

Terry Allen led the Richmond effort with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Marshall Wood came off the bench for 12 points and eight boards. Wood once again hit from outside, knocking down three treys as he now has seven in the last two games.

 

T.J. Cline and ShawnDre’ Jones each finished with 11 points for Richmond.

 

Florida was led by the efforts of John Egbunu who tallied 17 points and 14 rebounds in the Gator win. Devin Robinson added 12 points and KeVaughn Allen scored 10. Dorian Finney-Smith had nine points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.

 

Florida jumped out to an early lead, but the Spiders responded to make it 10-8 after a three from Wood. However, the Gator defense made things tough for Richmond from there as the Spiders trailed 40-17 at the half.

 

Richmond came out with a 9-0 run in the start of the second half, stemmed by some big buckets inside from Cline. Richmond’s defense also held the Gators to just two points over the first five minutes of the second half.

 

However, Florida was able to respond to Richmond’s run and reopen its lead, claiming a final margin of 76-56.

 

Richmond returns home on Saturday to face Northern Iowa at 6 p.m. in the Robins Center.

 

Old Dominion 48
WILLIAM & MARY 55 F

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Omar Prewitt scored 18 points to help William & Mary knock off Old Dominion 55-48 on Tuesday night.

Prewitt was 6 of 13 from the floor with seven rebounds and four assists for William & Mary (5-2).

Old Dominion (3-4) was led by Trey Freeman and Aaron Bacote with 14 points apiece.

Neither team was sharp from long distance – William & Mary was 0 of 15 from beyond the arc, while Old Dominion made 2 of 18. The big difference was at the foul line, where William & Mary made 13 of 18 and ODU was just 4 of 9.

Bacote hit a jumper with 2:04 left to put Old Dominion up 48-46, but William & Mary scored the last nine points as ODU missed its last three shots and turned it over twice.

Old Dominion led most of the first half and went into the break with a 22-19 advantage.

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