No. 16 Florida holds off Florida State 55-51

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Kenny Boynton scored 14 points and Erik Murphy added 10, including a decisive late field goal, as 16th-ranked Florida held off Florida State's late rally to beat the Seminoles 55-51 Sunday night.
Michael Snaer's fifth 3-pointer of the game cut Florida's lead to 53-51 with 51 seconds left before Murphy's putback with 16 seconds left.
The Gators (5-1) opened a 53-48 lead with 1:20 left on two free throws by Murphy coming just 17 seconds after two by Boynton.
Snaer scored 15 points for the Seminoles (5-1).
Florida State shot just 33.3 percent against the smaller, quicker Gators and their leading scorer on the season, Chris Singleton, was just 2 of 12 from the field.
Florida made 17 of 25 free throws while Florida State scored six points from the line.


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