No. 4 Florida swamps South Carolina 96-63

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Matt Bonner scored 18 points and No. 4 Florida beat South Carolina 96-63 Tuesday night to extend its home winning streak to a school-record 19 games.

David Lee had 17 points for the Gators (23-4, 11-2 Southeastern Conference), who pulled away in the closing minutes of the opening half, then broke it open by shooting 78 percent (21-of-27) in the second half.

Rolando Howell had 16 points for South Carolina (11-13, 4-9), which lost its second in a row following a four-game winning streak.

No. 14 Maryland 91, Clemson 52

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Ryan Randle scored 18 points and Steve Blake added 14 for the Terrapins in their final home game of the season.

Drew Nicholas and Jamar Smith each had 13 points for Maryland (18-7, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), which has won four of five overall and beaten Clemson 11 straight times.

Sharrod Ford had 12 points and Edward Scott added 11 for the Tigers (15-9, 5-8), who had won three in a row.

No. 18 Illinois 80, Indiana 54

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brian Cook scored 17 points, including nine in a decisive run to start the second half, as Illinois handed the Hoosiers their seventh loss in 10 games.

The Illini (19-5, 9-4 Big Ten) pulled away from a 39-30 halftime lead with a 25-15 run and led by as many as 28 points with 4:02 to go.

Jeff Newton had 11 points for Indiana (16-10, 6-7).



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