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                                      JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Kevin Faulk Jersey . -- Floridas biggest weakness last season looks like it could be a strength now.Justin Leon scored a career-high 17 points, KeVaughn Allen added 13 and the Gators handled Mercer 76-54 on Sunday night.Playing in Jacksonville for the second time in three days, Florida (2-0) celebrated another lopsided victory. Leon, Allen and the Gators improved free-throw shooting had a lot to do with the latest one.Leon was 6-of-10 shooting, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, and had five rebounds. Allen was 3-of-12 shooting and made all five of his free throws. He added five assists, three boards, two blocks and two steals.Maybe the biggest positive for Florida was its free-throw shooting. The Gators, who ranked 323rd (out of 346 teams) in the NCAA from the stripe last season, hit 20 of 26 in the season opener and then 24 of 30 against Mercer.Hopefully a season-long trend, Florida coach Mike White said. Wed take that in a heartbeat. It feels good to see that thing go in. ... I know its got to feel good for our guys, especially the guys that have struggled in the past and are seeing the rewards of their labor.Rian Holland led the Bears (1-1) with 21 points. Jordan Strawberry, the son of former Major Leaguer Darryl Strawberry, finished with four points.Mercer trimmed a 24-point deficit to 49-34 midway through the second half, but Florida answered with a 15-5 spurt that pushed the lead to 25. The Gators coasted from there, offsetting 36 percent shooting with 20 offensive rebounds and 22 points off 17 turnovers.You can tell they still have another place they can go, Mercer coach Bob Hoffman said. They definitely havent arrived yet. ... I think that teams going to be really special, and theyve only begun. Ive seen a lot of good teams. Im an old dude as you can see by my gray hair, and that team has the pieces to be special.I will definitely enjoy watching them now that I wont be playing them.Devin Robinson chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds for Florida, which had all 12 players score.It feels good when everybody gets to pick off the tree, Leon said.BIG PICTUREMercer: A preseason pick to finish third in the Southern Conference (behind Chattanooga and Wofford), the Bears have enough talent to do well in league play. Venturing out against power conferences could be a tougher challenge, evidenced by the performance against Florida.Florida: Although playing against an overmatched opponent, the Gators showed again they have the talent and depth to return to -- and maybe make a run in -- the NCAA Tournament after a two-year hiatus.STAR WATCHTwo Basketball Hall of Famers were on hand for the game. Artis Gilmore, who lives in Jacksonville, and Rick Barry, whose youngest son, Canyon, plays for Florida, spent time chatting in the stands at halftime.ROAD WARRIORSThe Gators have won two neutral-site games and will have plenty more chances to build a solid resume. This was the second of 11 consecutive games outside Gainesville for the Gators, who are waiting on completion of a $64.5 million renovation to the OConnell Center. Their nonconference schedule includes neutral-site matchups against Seton Hall, Duke and maybe Gonzaga. They also play at Florida State. That slate could benefit the Gators when it comes time for the NCAA Tournament.UP NEXTMercer gets a week off before playing at Georgia Southern next Sunday, the first of three games in six days.Florida plays St. Bonaventure in Lakeland on Thursday night.---More AP college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org Julian Edelman Womens Jersey . 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LOUIS -- St. More than eight months ago, No. 19 West Virginia and Temple experienced disappointing results on a bigger stage at Barclays Center.On Friday, the Mountaineers and Owls will meet for a championship when they face each other in the NIT Season Tip-Off in New York.Last season, the home of the Brooklyn Nets hosted the second and third round of the NCAA Tournament, and both schools experienced different kinds of frustration in elimination games played before sellout crowds.West Virginia, the No. 3 seed in the East Region, committed 22 turnovers in a 14-point loss to Stephen F. Austin. Temple, the No. 10 seed in the South Region, lost in overtime on a last-second shot to Iowa.On Thursday, both schools reversed course from their NCAA Tournament disappointments.West Virginia used a smothering full-court pressure defense and forced 24 turnovers in an 89-57 rout of Illinois. The Mountaineers scored 34 points off turnovers, and in their first four games, opponents are averaging a staggering 26.3 giveaways.We were flying around pretty good there for a good stretch of the game, and were pretty deep, so we keep bringing guys in, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. We wear on people, and when you get tired, you dont do things as fundamentally good.Nathan Adrian had 13 points and eight rebounds despite early foul trouble, and Jevon Carter made six steals to go along with 10 points and five assists for the Mountaineers, who held a 19-point lead at halftime. Drew Bledsoe Jersey. Thats the key for us all the time, Huggins said. When you extend the floor the way we extend the floor and take the chances we take, you better come up with some (steals) or else its going to be a long night for us instead of them.Similar to its disappointing loss to Iowa in March, Temple was involved in a dramatic contest, and this time it went in the Owls favor. Temple (3-2) trailed by 18 early in the second half and by 12 with about 9 1/2 minutes remaining before pulling out a dramatic 89-86 win over No. 25 Florida State.We were down 18 because of how good they were, but we found a way to win the game some way, Temple coach Fran Dunphy said.Freshman Quinton Ross scored 26 points and Shizz Alston Jr. added 22. Ross hit the game-clinching free throws in the waning seconds and also rebounded the miss of a potential go-ahead shot by Florida States Jonathan Isaac with 1.5 seconds left.Were on a big stage, were not going out like this, Alston said. We want to fight back.Both teams are appearing in the championship game of the tournament, which began in 1985, for the first time. The schools have not met since West Virginias 82-52 rout in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament. The programs met every season from 1981 to 1995 as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. ' ' '