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No. 12 Florida escapes with 67-58 win vs Richmond

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Michael Frazier II scored 18 points, including three huge 3-pointers in the second half, and No. 12 Florida rallied to beat Richmond 67-58 on Saturday.

The Gators trailed 48-45 with about 6 minutes to play before seniors Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather and Pat Young took over.

Wilbekin hit a baseline floater, Prather followed with his first of two spinning layups and then Florida (11-2) went ahead for good on Young's three-point play.

Dorian Finney-Smith's 3-pointer gave the Gators some cushion down the stretch, and they closed it out from the free throw line - barely.

Florida missed six of its final eight free throws in the final minute.

Young finished with 15 points for Florida, which won its 23rd consecutive home game. Prather had 12 and Wilbekin added 10.

Cedrick Lindsay led the Spiders (10-5) with 19 points, and Kendall Anthony added 15.

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