GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Florida entered with a 15-game home winning streak and Alabama was 0-5 on the road. The result was predictable.
Matt Bonner scored 21 points and freshman Anthony Roberson contributed 16 as the top-ranked Gators added to the 20th-ranked Crimson Tide's road woes with a 75-56 Southeastern Conference victory.
Florida (19-3, 8-1 SEC East) bounced back from Tuesday's humbling loss at Kentucky with a fast start in its first game at home as a top-ranked team. The Gators never trailed and jumped out to a 16-3 lead on a dunk by Bonell Colas.
"I think anytime you come off a game like we had against Kentucky, from a coaching standpoint, you are always concerned about the mental makeup of your team and how they respond from something like that," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "Their attitude was good. They seemed to move past what happened in Lexington."
Alabama (13-7, 3-6 West) lost for the sixth time in eight games and saw its offense sputter once again. The Crimson Tide have lost four straight visits to Gainesville.
Erwin Dudley scored 15 points to lead Alabama, which was held below 60 points for the third time in five games. The Crimson Tide shot just over 32 percent (19-of-58), the lowest against an opponent of the Gators this season.
"Obviously, at some point, we've got to step up and make some (shots)," Alabama coach Mark Gottfried said. "We've just found ourselves in a period where we're in a funk and you can't get out and there's not a whole lot of room for error."
Florida built a 38-24 halftime lead and continued to pad their cushion. Justin Hamilton threw home a dunk and Bonner drilled a 3-pointer with 18:22 left for a 43-24 advantage. Alabama never got closer than 13 points and the Gators led by as many as 20 points.
David Lee added 12 points and freshman Matt Walsh netted nine for Florida, which shot 47 percent (26-of-55). Hamilton had eight points and five assists and was a solid floor leader, committing two of the Gators' eight turnovers.
"In this league, you can't concentrate on the past or get down because you will lose another game and another game," Bonner said. "It is just a matter of going out there and executing what we have been practicing. We were ready to come out today and play, just play."
Roberson drained four 3-pointers and added five assists off the bench. The Gators scored 14 points off 10 turnovers by the Crimson Tide.
Mo Williams scored 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting and freshman Kennedy Winston also had 13 for Alabama. Kenny Walker, a Florida native, struggled and made just 1-of-9 shots for six points and four rebounds.
"We had some easy layups early in the game and we didn't make them," Dudley said. "We executed our offense, but we didn't make the shots."
The only positive for Alabama was a 37-34 edge on the glass, thanks to nine boards from Dudley. The Crimson Tide made just 2-of-18 from beyond the arc and also had seven shots blocked.