COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Dorian Finney-Smith scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as Florida defeated Missouri 82-72 on Saturday.
Chris Chiozza added 17 points, eight assists and a season-high seven rebounds as the Gators spoiled Missouri’s senior night, which paid tribute to the team’s lone senior, forward Ryan Rosburg. Rosburg finished with 11 points and four rebounds, marking his eighth double-digit scoring performance in the last nine games.
Florida (18-13, 9-9) opened the game on a 21-6 run and maintained a double-digit lead throughout much of the game, enjoying a 44-28 halftime lead.
Chiozza scored Florida’s first eight points of the second half, including a 3-pointer that spurred a 13-6 run, giving the Gators a 21-point lead, their largest of the night. Chiozza was 5 of 8 from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, despite making his first field goal with 1:40 seconds remaining in the first half.
Namon Wright led the Tigers (10-21, 3-15) with 19 points. Terrence Phillips had 10 points, 10 boards and seven assists.
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