Chris Walker contributed 12 points while Dorian Finney-Smith
chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Florida
(5-4), which shot 54.4 percent from the field. Michael Frazier II
had 11 points, Jon Horford added 10 and Kasey Hill dished out seven
assists for the Gators.
Deverell Biggs registered a game-high 18 points for Texas Southern
(1-7), which turned the ball over 16 times and shot 33.3 percent
from the floor. Chris Thomas collected 14 of his 15 points in the
second half for the Tigers.
Florida scored the first nine points of the game and Frazier drained
a 3-pointer to help the Gators score seven straight to push their
lead the 26-11. Robinsonís three-point play gave Florida its biggest
advantage of 19 with 2:25 left in the opening half before settling
for a 39-22 edge at intermission.
Texas Southern scored eight straight to pull within 48-35 early in
the second half before the Gators responded by scoring eight in a
row, capped by a Finney-Smith 3-pointer. The Tigers could not make
another run and Frazierís three-point play with 2:42 to go increased
the lead to 25 as Florida sealed its second straight win.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Frazier went 2-of-7 from 3-point range and has made
at least one behind the arc in 31 consecutive games, the fourth
longest streak in Florida history. Ö Texas Southern has taken on
five major-conference teams in the first month of the season --
Indiana, Tennessee, SMU, Baylor and Florida -- and lost to all of
them by an average of 19 points. Ö Gators G Eli Carter, who missed
three of the last four games with a foot injury, returned to the
lineup and scored six points on a pair of 3-pointers.
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