GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Florida cruised through its week of in-state fodder.
Anthony Roberson scored 18 points as the second-ranked Gators completed a busy week with a 74-61 victory over Stetson.
Florida (5-0) won for the third time in five days - all against in-state foes. The Gators coasted past Florida A&M on Tuesday before traveling the 90 miles or so up to Jacksonville for Thursday's triumph over Central Florida.
After coach Billy Donovan ripped his team at halftime of Thursday's win, Florida was sloppy with 20 turnovers. Stetson (2-2) came up with 15 steals.
"I think you can attribute the turnovers to me," Donovan said. "I harp on them to make the extra pass and today they just tried to keep each other happy, which caused some turnovers."
The Gators notched their 40th straight home win against a non-conference opponent. They also defeated an in-state opponent for the 22nd straight time.
After neither team scored for the first two minutes, Florida scored the game's first seven points and never looked back. The Gators scored 15 of the final 22 points of the half for a 37-25 halftime advantage.
"I think they are very talented, but young," Stetson coach Derek Waugh said. "Chemistry takes awhile. They've got good players and seem to play hard and get done what they try to do."
Roberson scored nine points in an 11-2 spurt that opened up a 55-34 advantage in the second half.
David Lee, playing on an injured ankle, collected 16 points and nine rebounds and Matt Walsh handed out eight assists for Florida, which faces Maryland in its next game on Wednesday.
"My legs felt good today," Lee said. "My ankle was a little bit sore because it was a morning game and (it was difficult) just getting up and having it be stiff a little bit."
Anthony Register and Kevin Craig each scored 15 points for the Hatters.