GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Walter Hodge scored a career-high 19
points. Nick Calathes added 15 points, 10 assists and seven
rebounds, and Florida used a huge first-half run to beat Number 14
The Gators put together a 20-0 spurt that helped them build a
34-6 lead. They then cruised to their 13th victory in 15 games
against the Commodores, including seven straight in Gainesville.
Florida (18-3, 5-1 SEC) played one of its best halves of the
season. The team pressed Vandy into early turnovers, working to get
open shots and playing stingy defense on Shan Foster and A.J.
Vanderbilt's top scorers, who entered the game averaging nearly
39 points, combined for just three in the first half.
The Commodores (17-3, 2-3) looked nothing like the team that
started the season 17-0.
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