No. 12 Florida beats No. 25 Vanderbilt 73-65

MARK LONG AP Sports Writer Published:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Kenny Boynton scored 18 points, Bradley Beal added 16 and No. 12 Florida beat No. 25 Vanderbilt 73-65 Saturday for its seventh consecutive victory.

Boynton and Beal came up huge in the second half. Beal scored 14 points after halftime. Boynton drained a 3-pointer with 1:10 remaining after the Commodores made it a four-point game and then sank two free throws with 25.9 seconds left to seal Florida's 19th consecutive victory at home.

The Gators (19-4, 7-1 Southeastern Conference), returning to the court about 36 hours after their last win, made 11 of 24 shots from behind the arc. But the biggest difference in the game was the press.

Vanderbilt (16-7, 5-3) committed 17 turnovers, most of them against double teams that followed made baskets.

Jeffery Taylor led the Commodores with 25 points. John Jenkins, the league's leading scorer, added 15.