Morgan State 49

(0-11, 0-8 away)

(5) Florida 92

(13-0, 10-0 home)

    6:00 PM ET, January 3, 2006

    Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida

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    MORG 27 2249
    #5FLA 55 3792

    Top Performers

    Morgan St: J. McLean 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Florida: T. Green 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 9 Ast, 6 Stl

    Florida stays unbeaten, keeps Morgan St. winless

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida went deep to cap a perfect non-conference run.

    Lee Humphrey scored 14 points and hit four of the No. 5 Gators' season-high 12 3-pointers in a 92-49 victory over winless Morgan State on Tuesday night that extended the best start in school history.

    The Gators (13-0) are unbeaten for the first time entering Southeastern Conference play. They open at Georgia on Saturday.

    Humphrey, a junior who leads the SEC in 3-pointers and 3-point accuracy, went 4-for-7 from behind the arc, improving his percentage to .557. He is 44-of-79 from 3-point range.

    "He's as good a shooter as anyone I've coached since I've been here," Florida coach Billy Donovan said of Humphrey. "He can line up in shoot with anybody in the United States of America."

    Humphrey had an off night by his recent standards. He was 9-of-10 from behind the arc in the last two games.

    "I've felt really good shooting the 3," Humphrey said. "I've been getting some good looks, and my teammates are pretty aware of getting me the ball."

    His teammates were also hitting 3s.

    Freshman Walter Hodge drained four of his six 3-point attempts and Taurean Green hit three of four.

    The Gators were on pace to tie the school record of 18 3-pointers after hitting nine in the first half, but Donovan used his bench liberally after the outcome was decided.

    Joseph McLean had 15 points for Morgan State (0-11), one of three Division I teams not to win a game this season.

    The Bears lost 118-51 to Washington in their season opener and 93-46 to Seton Hall in their last game.

    "We have played only one home game," said Morgan State coach Butch Beard, who coached the New Jersey Nets from 1994-96. "When you do that with freshmen and sophomores, this is what happens."

    Florida went ahead 14-2 in the first 6 minutes and extended the lead to 53-27 at halftime. The Gators matched their season-best victory margin set against Jacksonville.

    Morgan State shot an air ball on its first possession, committed a turnover on its second and scored twice in a row just once until the final minutes.

    Green had 13 points and Hodge and Al Horford each had 12.

    Morgan State struggled to even get the ball up the court against the Gators. Florida scored 33 points off 24 turnovers. Horford had four of his six field goals on uncontested dunks.

    For the first time this season, all 12 players on the Florida roster scored, including three walk-ons.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 49 92
    FG Made-Attempted 19-53 (.358) 34-58 (.586)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 12-24 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-6 (.833) 12-13 (.923)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 43

    2005-06 Season

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