The Florida Gators welcomed in the Tennessee Volunteers hoping to rebound from the beating they took from Kentucky and to extend their 19-game home winning streak, but weren't able to keep up with the Vols offense. At halftime the Gators trailed 41-30 as they were getting out shot and out rebounded by Tennessee. In the second half it wasn't much different as Jeronne Maymon and Trae Golden led the way for the Volunteers offensively as they finished the day with 15 and 17 points respectively. Maymon picked up a double-double bringing down 11 rebounds while Golden also picked up seven assists.
The Gators made a late rally to pull within five points, but it was just too little too late to overcome the big lead Tennessee had built. Kenny Boynton and Bradley Beal finally got going for the Gators in the second half, as they both ended the day with 16 points. Erik Murphy was also able to pick up 12 points in the loss, but in the end Florida just couldn't come back from the hole they dug, going down 75-70.
This marks Florida's first back-to-back losses since losses to Mississippi State SEC tournament and BYU in the NCAA tournament at the end of the 2009-2010 season.
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