GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- No. 12 Florida completed its intrastate run in impressive fashion.
Matt Bonner scored 18 points, burying a season-high four 3-pointers, and Matt Walsh and David Lee added 12 points apiece as Florida cruised to a 91-58 rout of Florida A&M.
The Gators (11-2) improved to 5-0 against Florida schools this season. They beat Florida State, South Florida and Miami earlier this month and rolled over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.
Walsh tallied nine points in the opening 20 minutes and Bonner chipped in eight as the Gators recorded eight 3-pointers en route to a 40-28 halftime lead.
"I thought coming in with great intensity and emotion was going to be key," Gators coach Billy Donovan said. "Our guys really did that about the first 12 minutes of the game."
Lee pulled down 12 rebounds and registered the second double-double of his career. He helped extend Florida's winning streak against intrastate foes to 19 games.
"Tonight, I was most happy with my rebounding," Lee said. "I think I really helped our team a lot by dominating the boards. I think, like coach said, the most important thing is that we are really starting to buy into playing as a team."
Terrence Woods paced the Rattlers (3-5) with 10 points. But no other Florida A&M player reached double figures and the school suffered its second straight rout against a ranked opponent - having fallen at Oregon on December 20, 107-66.
"We played pretty well in the first half," Rattlers coach Mike Gillespie said. "But I was disappointed with our play in the second. ... They have a lot of scorers and they are aggressive at the defensive end."
Bonner nailed 4-of-7 shots from beyond the arc as seven Gators combined on 14 3-pointers in the game. Florida has averaged 12 baskets from beyond the arc over their last five games.
The Gators held the Rattlers without a field goal in the opening 5:20 of the second half. Florida took advantage during that span as Bonner scored 10 in the Gators' 19-2 run that opened a 59-31 cushion.
"In the second half, I thought our basketball came out and played very unselfishly," Donovan said. "I thought our ball movement was very good. I thought we played much better defense, which allowed us to get out on the break."
Florida improved to 4-0 all time against Florida A&M.