The Florida Gators earned a quality victory over the Xavier Musketeers, winning a thrilling 71-67 game in Cincinnati Friday.

Florida's victory snapped a 30-game home winning streak for the Musketeers, who hadn't lost a home game since 2008.

Erving Walker led the Gators with 18 points, joining Kenny Boynton (15 points), Vernon Macklin (14 points), and Alex Tyus (12 points) as one of four Gators to score in double figures.

Florida won the battle of the boards against Xavier, pulling down 38 rebounds to the Musketeers' 30.

The Gators' next game will be against the Rhode Island Rams January 3 at 9:00 p.m. in the O'Connell Center.