Knoxville, TN (AP) - Alex Tyus scored 18 points and turned a
steal into a dunk in overtime that helped Florida to an 81-75
victory over Tennessee on Tuesday night.
Tennessee scored the last four points in regulation. A layup by
Brian Williams with 1:40 left tied the game at 68, and both teams
missed two shots before time expired.
Florida (13-3, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) opened the overtime
with a 3-pointer from Kenny Boynton, who had 17 points, and the
Gators scored the first six points in the extra frame.
Tennessee cut the margin to 79-75 on a 3-pointer by Cameron
Tatum with 23 seconds left, but the Vols wouldn't hit another shot
as the Gators made four free throws to close it out.
It was the second game Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl missed
because of an eight-game SEC suspension. The Vols have lost both
Tatum led Tennessee (10-6, 0-2) with 21 points.
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