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NCAA Game Summary - Middle Tennessee at Florida



(Thursday, November 21st)

Final Score: (16) Florida 79, Middle Tennessee 59

Gainesville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Patric Young scored 16 points and pulled down six rebounds and No. 16 Florida beat Middle Tennessee 79-59 on Thursday.

Dorian Finney-Smith had 14 points and six rebounds and Michael Frazier II scored 13 points for the Gators (4-1), who have won three straight since losing to Wisconsin on Nov. 12.

Neiko Hunter scored 14 and Jaqawn Raymond posted 13 points for the Blue Raiders (4-1), who were playing their first road game of the season.

Middle Tennessee went more than seven minutes in the first half without making a shot, but Florida also struggled.

A pair of free throws from Frazier gave the Gators a 10-5 lead. After Torin Walker countered with a jumper, Will Yeguete hit a 3 and a turnover from Walker saw Finney-Smith hit a layup for a 15-7 advantage.

The game stayed tight over the next several minutes, but a 7-2 run from the Gators helped them get some room and take a 34-26 lead into the break.

"I thought in first half we got really stagnant," Florida head coach Billy Donovan said. "The ball didn't move as well as it did in the second half."

Young's dunk started a 12-0 run that saw Florida grab a 49-30 advantage with 15 minutes to play.

"The start of the second half was disappointing," MTSU coach Kermit Davis said. "We didn't really compete and they got all the 50-50 balls."

The lead reached 20 before a pair of 3-pointers from Raymond got the Blue Raiders back to 14, but Frazier countered with two buckets, the second making it 56-38 with under 12 minutes left.

Florida built its lead as high as 24.

Game Notes

Florida shot 50 percent from the floor as all five starters scored in double figures ... Middle Tennessee made just 42.6 percent of its attempts ... The only other meeting between these schools came last season, a 66-45 victory for Florida.

11/22 01:57:46 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR