Egor Koulechov scored 34 points, hitting six three-point shots in his Florida debut, to lead the eighth-ranked Gators to a 116-74 victory against visiting Gardner-Webb in the team's season opener Monday night.
Koulechov, a graduate transfer from Rice, broke the school record for most points in a debut. Tom Baxley held the previous mark, scoring 32 points against Rick Barry and
"I'm happy this day kind of came," Koulechov said. "I've been waiting for this since I decided to come here. It's a great environment, a great program. It's a lot of fun, especially when you win."
DJ Laster led the Runnin' Bulldogs (0-2) with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
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No. 14 Minnesota 86, at
at No. 15 Xavier 101,
at No. 20 Northwestern 75, St. Peter's 66: Bryant McIntosh scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half for the Wildcats (2-0), who had their second straight lackluster win. Dererk Pardon scored 15 points, Gavin Skelly finished with 14 and Scottie Lindsey had 12 points and six assists for Northwestern. Nick Griffin scored 19 points for the Peacocks (0-2).
at No. 21 St. Mary's 92,
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at Fresno State 89,
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MEN — Tuesday
Cal Lutheran at Pepperdine — 7 p.m.
Chapman at UC Irvine — 7 p.m.