GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Alex Tyus had 20 points and nine rebounds, Kenny Boynton added 19 points and Florida snapped a three-game losing streak with a 76-60 victory over American University on Monday night.
Vernon Macklin finished with a career-high 18 points for the Gators (9-3), who won for the first time since Dec. 4.
Florida had been ranked as high as No. 10, but dropped close games against Syracuse, Richmond and South Alabama.
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The Gators rebounded against American, an NCAA tournament team in 2009 that is rebuilding after losing several seniors. The Eagles (2-11) made it close by outscoring Florida in the second half and finishing 10-for-24 from the 3-point line.
Nick Henden led American with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Vlad Moldoveanu added 14 points and was 4-for-6 from behind the arc.