Parsons paces Florida’s 79-38 rout of Presbyterian

GAINESVILLE (AP) Chandler

Parsons scored 21 points and Alex Tyus and Erik Murphy each had

double-doubles as Florida dominated Presbyterian 79-38 on Wednesday

night.

The Gators (10-3) scored 13 of the

game’s first 14 points and led the Blue Hose (2-12) by more than 30 for

most of the second half.

Parsons’ all-around game as Florida’s sixth man included two 3-pointers and three dunks.

Tyus’ 16 points and 13 rebounds

marked his first double-double since the season opener. Murphy, who had

been battling a shoulder injury, set career highs with 16 points and 11

boards off the bench.

The Gators outrebounded the Blue Hose 51-29 and had a 46-12 edge in points in the paint.

Florida guard Ray Shipman (knee)

missed his second straight game, and center Kenny Kadji (back) sat out

for the fifth time in six games.

Jake Troyli led Presbyterian with 14 points.

Updated December 30, 2009