Scores

Final

Tennessee 79

(18-10, 9-5 SEC)

Florida 75

(21-8, 8-6 SEC)

    2:00 PM ET, March 1, 2009

    Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida

    1 2 T
    TENN 45 3479
    FLA 33 4275

    Top Performers

    Tennessee: T. Smith 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

    Florida: N. Calathes 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast

    Tennessee 79, Florida 75

    Associated Press

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Tyler Smith scored 19 points, Wayne Chism added 18 and Tennessee snapped Florida's 17-game home-winning streak with a 79-75 victory on Sunday.

    The Volunteers won on the road for the first time in four games and moved into a tie with South Carolina atop the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division. More importantly, the Vols (18-10, 9-5) strengthened their NCAA tournament resume with their fifth consecutive win against Florida (21-8, 8-6).

    The Gators made it close, though. Florida trailed 59-43 midway through the second, but used a barrage of big shots to make it 75-72 with one minute left. But Scotty Hopson tipped Erving Walker's tying 3-point attempt, then Nick Calathes misfired on a baseline drive.

    Smith hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 17 seconds to seal it.

    Calathes led the Gators with 20 points and seven assists. Walker added 16.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TENN
    FLA
    Points 79 75
    FG Made-Attempted 30-57 (.526) 27-59 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 13-28 (.464)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 8-14 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 2

    2008-09 Season

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