GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton had 15 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and six blocks for the Florida Gators, who knocked off No. 20 Florida State 71-55 on Sunday to end a seven-game losing streak in the series.
Florida (2-0) won its first game against its biggest in-state rival since 2013 and took a huge step forward in coach Mike White’s seventh season.
White revamped his roster with four additional transfers, and three of them came up big against the Seminoles (1-1). Brandon McKissic and Myreon Jones scored 12 points apiece and Phlandrous Fleming added nine off the bench.
Anthony Duruji chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds for the Gators.
“It’s been a long time,” Duruji told the crowd after the victory.
Florida dominated the second half after trailing by one at the break.
Malik Osborne led the Seminoles with 18 points and six rebounds. Matthew Cleveland added 11 points and six boards.
NO. 23 ST. BONAVENTURE 69, CANISIUS 60
ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Lofton and Jaren Holmes scored 17 points apiece, and St. Bonaventure rallied to beat Canisius.
Malek Green had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Canisius (0-3) in the 169th meeting since 1920 between western New York’s “Little 3” rivals.
Jalen Adaway added 16 points for St. Bonaventure in his season debut after he was suspended for the season opener for an NCAA rule violation.
St. Bonaventure (2-0) came back in the second half without center Osun Osunniyi, who aggravated a back injury while falling to the floor on defense.
NO. 18 TENNESSEE 94, EAST TENNESSEE STATE 62
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Olivier Nkamhoua scored a career-high 23 points and Kennedy Chandler added 16 as Tennessee beat East Tennessee State.
Nkamhoua, a 6-foot-8 junior, shot 9 for 14 and also had eight rebounds for the Volunteers (2-0).
Chandler scored all of his points in the first half as Tennessee took a 46-23 lead. He added six assists, five rebounds and three steals.
John Fulkerson had 10 rebounds to go with six points, and Justin Powell had 11 points.
Jordan King scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half for the Buccaneers (0-2). David Sloan added 12 points and Ledarrius Brewer had 11.
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