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Florida pulls away, beats Albany

NCAA Tournament

ORLANDO, Fla. — Billy Donovan's bench came up big, bailing out top-seeded Florida in a tight game against what was supposed to be an overmatched opponent.

Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, most of them on dunks, and the Gators used a second-half surge to beat No. 16 seed Albany 67-55 in the NCAA tournament Thursday.

The Gators (33-2) showed some vulnerability, though, while extending their school-record winning streak to 27 games.

Donovan's team sleepwalked through the first half, swapping the lead back and forth with the pesky Great Danes, but Florida's bench provided a much-needed spark.

Finney-Smith, the ...

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