The Florida Gators took a while to pull away from the Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders, but they did eventually, winning 66-45 in Tampa. The Gators had only a three point lead at halftime, mostly as a result of some suspect shooting. They shot only 28 percent (7-25) from three point range, but did manage to out-rebound the Blue Raiders by a 29-22 margin.
The Blue Raiders had great difficulty putting the ball in the net. They shot less than 30 percent from the floor as a team, and had only two players with double digit points, Marcos Knight (12 points) and Shawn Jones (10 points). They were also only able to compile four assists as a team.
The Gators next play on Tuesday, when they host Savannah State. MTSU travels to Orlando on Tuesday to face UCF.