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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by gatorjjh, Jan 13, 2019 at 9:48 AM.

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    Tennessee holds off UF
    Associated Press
    GAINESVILLE — Grant Williams scored 20 points, Jordan Bowden added 17 off the bench and No. 3 Tennessee rallied to beat Florida 78-67 on Saturday for their 10th consecutive victory.

    Admiral Schofield, who sat out much of the second half with four fouls, provided the biggest bucket with a 3-pointer from the corner with 41.3 seconds remaining. Jalen Hudson misfired on the other end, and the Gators were forced to foul in the waning seconds. Schofield’s shot came after Williams appeared to get away with a travel in the lane.

    Tennessee players mockingly performed the “Gator chomp” to fans after the final buzzer.
    The Volunteers (14-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) have their first double-digit winning streak since 2008.
    Williams, Bowden and Schofield did much of the heavy lifting in the latest one.

    Tennessee holds off UF

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    Game Recap: Men's Basketball | Saturday, January 12, 2019 | Chris Harry, Senior Writer
    Tennessee Takes Over Late

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the better part of about 32 minutes, it was difficult to distinguish which was the nation's third-ranked team and which was the unranked underdog looking for a mega-upset to reset its middling season, as two Southeastern Conference foes traded baskets and bodies Saturday night.

    The last eight minutes?

    Now, that was easy to tell who was who.
    Tennessee junior guard Jordan Bowden scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half, including 12 straight over a game-altering two-minute stretch, and the No. 3 Volunteers seized command late and finished off host Florida for a 78-67 win in a terrific basketball atmosphere at sold-out Exactech Arena/O'Connell Center.

    UT junior forward Grant Williams, the 2018 SEC Player of the Year and league scoring leader, tallied game highs of 20 points and nine rebounds, while senior guard Admiral Schofield, the conference's No. 2 scorer, had 14 points and eight rebounds, as the Vols (14-2, 3-0) won their ninth straight. Bowden, though, was the real villain for the visitors, after he hit four of six second-half shots, including a critical 3-ball, plus all five of his free throws, in the most pivotal part of the game.

    "We need more focus down the stretch," UF freshman guard Noah Locke said after his team lost a 16th straight game against an opponent ranked in the top five, dating to the 2009-10 season. "It's been a problem three games now, with being locked in and focused down the stretch, and we can't let those things happen."


    Tennessee Takes Over Late - Florida Gators

    At the Buzzer: Tennessee 78, Florida 67 (Instant Breakdown) - Florida Gators

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    Missed opportunity: No. 3 Tennessee holds off Florida
    Gvl Sun By Pat Dooley
    It was a wild scene, one of those environments you hope for if you are a Florida player or coach.
    The only thing missing was a Gator victory.
    Again.
    Instead, the Gators failed to close out another close game, losing 78-67 to No. 3 Tennessee. It was Florida’s 16th straight loss to a Top-five team and one that definitely could have turned out differently
    The Gators led for much of the first half, overcame a brutal scoring drought early in the second half (6:02 without a field goal) and had the ball down 69-67 after a Keith Stone steal with a little more than a minute to play.


    But freshman guard Noah Locke, who had 16 points in the game, missed a quick 3-point shot with 1:09 to go.
    Missed opportunity: No. 3 Tennessee holds off Florida - GatorSports.com

    From the Tennessean