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August 1, 2014

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Gators top Norfolk St. 84-50, head to round of 16

Betting line via Wynn Las Vegas: Florida –14.5, covers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kenny Boynton scored 20 points to lead five Florida players in double figures, and the Gators routed 15th-seeded Norfolk State 84-50 on Sunday to reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.

The Gators (25-10) made five 3-pointers during a 25-0 run that put them up 29-6 midway through the first half. They will play No. 3 seed Marquette on Thursday in Phoenix after their second straight runaway win.

Erving Walker scored 15 points, Bradley Beal 14, Mike Rosario 12 and Erik Murphy 10 for Florida.

Marcos Tamares led Norfolk State (26-10) with 12 points. Kyle O'Quinn, who had 26 points and 14 rebounds in the Spartans' 86-84 upset against Missouri on Friday, was held to four points.

Norfolk State received a standing ovation as it walked back to its locker room after the final buzzer.

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