The Yellow Jackets (2-0) weren’t very good from distance in making just 3 of 20 3-point shots, and for a long time they weren’t very good in the paint, either, before whipping the Blue Hose (0-2) badly in the paint in the second half.
The bigger team from the Atlantic Coast Conference had a 22-4 edge in points in the paint after trailing 25-24 at intermission.
Senior guard Khalid Mutakabbir led Presbyterian with 13 points, 12 of them coming in the first half.
NO. 10 FLORIDA 74, NO. 22 WISCONSIN 56
In Gainesville, Fla., Erik Murphy tied a career-high with 24 points, and Florida (2-0) beat Wisconsin (1-1).
Murphy made all 10 of his shots, including two 3-pointers, as the short-handed Gators enjoyed a double-digit lead most of the night. He also had seven rebounds.
Sam Dekker and Jared Berggren had 11 points apiece for Wisconsin.
The Gators, playing without point guard Scottie Wilbekin (suspension) and forward Casey Prather (concussion), essentially won the game with fast starts in both halves. Florida scored the first nine points of the game and the first seven after intermission.