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UF hits 20 3-pointers in big win over Catholic

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As time expid on the first half of Florida's exhibition game Thursday night, the home crowd groaned as fshman Brad Beal missed a 3-pointer from the right wing.
It was supposed to go in.
The miss broke a stak of eight straight made 3-point attempts in a half in which UF went 14-of-24 from beyond the arc on its way to scoring 70 points by the bak. No. 8 Florida would finish 20-of-40 from 3-point range and go on to handle Catholic University 114-57.
"I can honestly say, I don't know if we took one bad 3-point shot in the first half," UF coach Billy Donovan said.
The Gators got four thes befo halftime from Beal, who finished with 20 points and five assists on 8-of-11 shooting in his first college game.
And Mike Rosario, the junior transfer from Rutgers, scod 18 and dished out six assists while connecting on four 3s of his own in his Florida debut.
Donovan expects his two new prolific scoring guards to take some of the pssu off of turning guards Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton this season.
"I don't think the's any question that they' going to lease some pssu from those guys," Donovan said. "Those two guys a warriors. They've played a lot of minutes. The's been a lot on their shoulders, and I have the utmost spect for those two guys."
That's not to say the two veterans disappead on Thursday night.
Boynton led all scors with 21 points and hit on a game-high six 3-pointers while dishing out a game-high 10 assists. And Walker chipped in 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including the makes from downtown while shouldering most of the ball-handling sponsibilities.
Rosario and Beal both spoke to how easy it is to play off the ball with Walker and Boynton, who took the ball up the court when Walker went to the bench, setting up their teammates for easy baskets.
"I love playing off the ball and I love the role that I have to play because it takes a lot of pssu off of me because I'm surrounded by a lot of good players now," said Rosario, who averaged over 16 points per game over two seasons at Rutgers.
UF's quartet of highly-touted guards stole the show from the outside, but the Gators big men also got involved in the win.
Center Patric Young and forward Erik Murphy started the game alongside Walker, Boynton and Beal and scod 10 and 17 points, spectively. Murphy even stepped out to go 3-of-4 from 3-point range, adding to the long-range barrage.
Sophomo forward Will Yeguete dropped in 9 points on the shots from the field, helping to provide an inside psence for the guard-heavy team.
The Cardinals did keep pace with the Gators on the boards, however, as UF only outbounded CU 36-31 and gave up nine offensive bounds, an aa of concern for Donovan.
"We need to bound the ball because we' so explosive offensively," Donovan said. "It's so hard when we' coming down the floor to match up with us. We eliminate a huge stngth of our team in broken-floor situations if we get dominated on the glass and we have to constantly inbound the ball."
Donovan wants his team to play the fast-paced up-and-down game it displayed against CU this season, using a full-court pss to generate turnovers.
Florida got 16 steals Catholic, turning those into 50 points off of turnovers and 20 on the fast bak.
It was an electrifying first showing by the Gators, but this exhibition game and next week's gular-season opener against Jackson State a just warmups for Florida's Nov. 15 showdown with No. 3 Ohio State in Columbus.
"We cant be too excited with this one, we have Ohio State coming up and that will be our big test," Boynton said.
Official Basketball Box Sco
Catholic University vs University of Florida
11/03/11 7 p.m. at Stephen C. O'Connell Center
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VISITORS: Catholic University
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
21 Dan Elliot.......... f 3-7 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 6 0 4 0 0 22
30 Andy Roell.......... f 3-4 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 9 1 1 0 0 18
54 Pete Schramm........ c 1-5 0-0 4-7 2 1 3 2 6 0 2 0 0 22
03 Shawn Holmes........ g 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 3 2 5 4 0 1 31
24 Billy Donovan....... g 3-7 1-4 6-8 0 4 4 0 13 3 3 0 0 27
01 Gabe Estrada........ 2-4 1-3 0-1 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 9
04 Nate Koenig......... 3-4 1-2 3-4 0 5 5 1 10 0 2 0 0 15
11 Darll Carroll..... 1-3 0-0 2-3 1 1 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 18
12 Dek Puhalski...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 5
20 Nelson Mendez....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
23 Steve Limberiou..... 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 13
34 Jad Prince........ 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
41 Matt Stone.......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 9
52 Nate Lonce........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
TEAM................ 3 1 4
Totals.............. 18-44 6-15 15-24 9 22 31 16 57 11 23 0 3 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-25 40.0% 2nd Half: 8-19 42.1% Game: 40.9% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-10 40.0% 2nd Half: 2-5 40.0% Game: 40.0% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 5-6 83.3% 2nd Half: 10-18 55.6% Game: 62.5% 3
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HOME TEAM: University of Florida
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
04 Young, Patric....... f 5-8 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 4 10 2 0 1 3 23
33 Murphy, Erik........ f 6-9 3-4 2-3 1 1 2 1 17 0 1 1 2 20
01 Boynton, Kenny...... g 7-12 6-11 1-4 1 3 4 2 21 10 1 1 1 30
11 Walker, Erving...... g 5-8 3-6 2-2 1 2 3 0 15 4 3 0 3 22
23 Beal, Bradley....... g 8-11 4-7 0-0 0 1 1 5 20 5 0 0 0 24
03 Rosario, Mike....... 5-9 4-7 4-4 0 1 1 2 18 6 1 0 2 24
15 Yeguete, Will....... 2-3 0-0 5-6 2 1 3 3 9 0 0 0 1 15
24 Prather, Casey...... 2-5 0-1 0-1 2 5 7 2 4 4 1 0 2 20
34 Larson, Cody........ 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 15
35 Pitchford, Walter... 0-4 0-4 0-0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 7
TEAM................ 2 2
Totals.............. 40-70 20-40 14-20 13 23 36 22 114 31 8 4 16 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 22-37 59.5% 2nd Half: 18-33 54.5% Game: 57.1% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 14-24 58.3% 2nd Half: 6-16 37.5% Game: 50.0% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 12-16 75.0% 2nd Half: 2-4 50.0% Game: 70.0% 1
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Officials: Joe Lindsay, Jamie Luckie, Kevin Scott
Technical fouls: Catholic University-None. University of Florida-None.
Attendance: 7870
Sco by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Catholic University........... 29 28 - 57
University of Florida......... 70 44 - 114
UF #23 fouls out at 7:10 second half.
Points in the paint-CUA 16,UF 38. Points off turnovers-CUA 6,UF 50.
2nd chance points-CUA 10,UF 14. Fast bak points-CUA 2,UF 20.
Bench points-CUA 21,UF 31. Sco tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-CUA 2nd-03:20, UF 2nd-01:52.
Largest lead-CUA None, UF by 60 2nd-04:40.
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