GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Bradley Beal scored 21 points, Patric Young added 15 and No. 11 Florida beat rival Florida State 82-64 Thursday night.
The Gators (10-2) extended their winning streak to five and their home winning streak to 12.
Florida State had no answer for Young inside and did little to slow down Beal's long-range shooting and slicing drives. Seemingly more complex for the Seminoles (8-4) was Florida's press. The result was a third consecutive loss in the series.
The Seminoles finished with 19 turnovers, including eight in the opening 10 minutes of the second half. All those errors helped fuel a decisive 15-2 spurt that turned a two-point game into a lopsided affair.
Luke Loucks led Florida State with 15 points and Terry Whisnant added 11.
Florida had all five starters in double figures for the second consecutive game. Kenny Boynton had 14 points, Erik Murphy added 12 and Erving Walker chipped in 11.