GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Florida stars Matt Bonner and Brett Nelson combined to score just nine points against Bethune Cookman. It did not matter.
Freshman Matt Walsh scored 17 of his 29 points in the first half as the 13th-ranked Gators opened up a big lead and cruised to a 99-64 victory over the Wildcats.
Fellow freshman Anthony Roberson registered 22 points off the bench for the Gators, who won their sixth straight game and 35th in a row over a non-conference opponent at the O'Connell Center.
Walsh connected on 10-of-12 field goals, including all seven from the arc, as the Gators (10-2) improved to 6-0 at home this season. He set an O'Connell Center record for 3-point percentage, breaking Greg Stolt's 6-of-7 mark against South Florida on December 10, 1996.
"I felt good coming out ahead of time and I shot the ball pretty well," Walsh said. "If I don't think I'm going to make a shot I won't shoot it."
Walsh shot 6-of-8 in the first half, making all three of his 3-point attempts, as the Gators jumped out to a 55-32 lead.
"Coming into this game I was concerned, but we came out with great energy," Gators coach Billy Donovan said.
Roberson made 8-of-14 attempts for Florida, which shot 58 percent overall (36-of-62).
"Whenever coach puts me in I know I have to bring some energy and bring my game to another level," Roberson said. "I accept the role of coming off the bench and I'm loving it right now. Our team is winning and I am giving us an extra lift and strength to use."
Bonner managed just five points and Nelson four, but Justin Hamilton contributed 11 on 5-of-6 shooting.
Richard Toussaint scored 15 points and Pape Ba 12 for the Wildcats, who fell to 0-5 all time against the Gators.
"They are aggressive," Toussaint said. "They don't stop coming after you and they are really quick. They are going to give a lot of opponents trouble throughout the season."
The Gators converted 26 Wildcat turnovers into 46 points.
"I thought we played well at time and executed some of the things that we needed to do offensively," Wildcats coach Clifford Reed said. "But we weren't disciplined defensively and it cost us some points. We didn't get back defensively and our transition game hurt us. Florida took advantage of it."