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