Florida off to 10-0 start, matching team's best

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida found a way to make a routine blowout interesting until the final minute.

Sophomore forward Corey Brewer was playing long after the outcome of the Gators' 101-58 victory over Jacksonville had been decided Sunday.

He grabbed his 10th rebound with 39 seconds left to register the first triple-double in school history.

Joakim Noah scored a career-high 21 points to go along with Brewer's 15 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds as the Gators (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) matched the school's best start.

Florida (10-0) can get to 11-0 for the first time by winning at Miami on Dec. 22.

The 6-foot-8 Brewer handed out his 10th assist with 15:25 left and surpassed 10 points on a dunk with 6:05 left. He had to wait a while for that 10th rebound.

After missing numerous chances, he finally grabbed it on a missed shot by Jacksonville's Marcus Allen with three walk-ons and freshman David Huertas on the court with him.

"I got pretty tired," Brewer said. "We were coming off a nine-day break [for final exams], but my teammates were hollering that I needed one more rebound and the crowd was chanting. I felt like I had a chance to get it."

Aubrey Conerly had 13 points for Jacksonville (1-6).

Leading 27-20, Florida went on a 15-0 run, holding the Dolphins scoreless for 6:48. Brewer sparked the spurt with a reverse jam off his own steal, and the Gators scored 13 of their 15 points on dunks or layups to go ahead 42-20 with 4:29 left.

The only remaining drama belonged to Brewer in the second half. Florida coach Billy Donovan kept him in even though he struggled to get across midcourt for a couple possessions down the stretch.

"I didn't feel comfortable leaving him in there, but it had never been done before at Florida," Donovan said. "If it had been done three or four times, I probably would have taken him out. Our players really wanted to see him do it."

With Brewer already having five points, five rebounds and seven assists at halftime, sophomore center Al Horford said the Gators discussed the potential record in the locker room. Noah apparently was not listening because he later ripped a rebound away from Brewer and then heard about it from his teammates and the fans during the next break.

"I wasn't mad," Brewer said. "He has to get his rebounds just like any other game. You have to go get the ball."

Florida was too much for Jacksonville inside. Noah, the Gators' starting power forward, and Horford both had double-doubles, combining for 41 points and 21 rebounds. Noah was 8-of-11 from the field, while Horford was 9-of-11 and scored a career-high 20

Florida led 50-31 at halftime and went up by as much as 100-53 in running its all-time record against Jacksonville to 24-4. The Gators' previous high this season was 88 points.

The Dolphins shot 31.9 percent. They were playing their second game without starting point guard Jesse Kimbrough, who is out with a thigh injury.

"Our guys fought, but it was just in spurts," first-year Jacksonville coach Cliff Warren said. "Those spurts were too few and far between."