GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Chiozza notched the first triple-double of his career, finishing with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and No. 24 Florida dominated woeful Missouri 93-54 on Thursday night.
Chiozza joined the exclusive club when he dished to Devin Robinson for a 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining. Equally impressive: The Gators tied a school record by winning their third consecutive game by at least 30 points.
Coming off lopsided victories at LSU (106-71) and at Oklahoma (84-52), Florida wasted no time putting Mizzou in a huge hole. The Gators led 12-2, 18-3, 30-6 and 48-18 in the first half while building a 31-13 rebounding advantage. Coach Mike White’s team did little wrong for the third straight outing and looked more than ready for No. 8 Kentucky on Saturday night.
The only suspense was whether Chiozza would join Nick Calathes and Corey Brewer in Florida’s recent triple-double club. Calathes and Brewer are the only Florida players to accomplish the feat since 1997.