GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Most players from the Final Four teams of the recent past have left Michigan State. That didn't disappoint Florida.
Behind a career-high 23 points from Matt Bonner, No. 6 Florida defeated No. 24 Michigan State, 74-70, on Wednesday night.
No. 1 Duke 82, Temple 57
Durham, N.C. Duke (7-0) received 26 points from Jason Williams and 24 from Mike Dunleavy. Temple's Lynn Greer, coming off a 47-point game against Wisconsin two days ago, was hawked all night by Chris Duhon or Dahntay Jones and finished with 22 points on 8-for-23 shooting.
No. 11 Kentucky 99, VMI 57
Lexington, Ky. Tayshaun Prince scored 21 points and Keith Bogans had 16 to lead the Wildcats to their fourth straight win.
No. 17 Marquette 73, Dayton 51
Milwaukee Dwyane Wade scored 17 points and Marquette pulled away in the second half.
No. 25 Western Kentucky 78,
Akron, Ohio Filip Videnof and Todor Pandov each scored 13 points as Western Kentucky played its second game without injured center Chris Marcus.