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BB&T Classic: Florida Tops American 67-48

The BB&T Classic has been understandably overshadowed by a big day in D.C. sports. That didn't stop the Florida Gators from coming into town and teaching a basketball lesson to the hometown heroes of American University.

The Gators began the second half on a 7-0 run to extend their lead over the Eagles, and the game was never really contested after that. The Eagles did manage to cut Florida's lead to seven points midway through the second half on a three-pointer by Vlad Moldoveanu, but the final result wasn't highly contested.

Four of Florida's five starters reached double-digits in scoring. Erving Walker, Alex Tyus, Chandler Parker, and Vernon Macklin all topped the 10-point mark. The game's leading scorer though belonged to the other side, as Troy Brewer of the Eagles scored 17-points in defeat.

The Gators didn't only score more points, they dominated the Eagles in virtually every statistical category.

With the loss, American falls to 5-3 on the year, The university will return to action Dec. 14 against UMBC.