Florida vs Tennessee

Florida 81, Tennessee 75 (OT)

CBSSports.com wire reports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Alex Tyus scored 18 points and turned a steal into a dunk in overtime that helped Florida to an 81-75 victory against Tennessee on Tuesday night.

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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 without him.

Tatum led Tennessee (10-6, 0-2) with 21 points.

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Florida Gators
C. Parsons, F385-72-462216
A. Tyus, F328-122-370218
V. Macklin, C315-111-450411
K. Boynton, G385-124-413017
E. Walker, G386-112-314115
P. Young242-30-07124
S. Wilbekin150-20-22320
C. Prather60-10-01100
W. Yeguete30-00-01020
Totals 31-5911-2035141581
Tennessee Volunteers
T. Harris, F367-123-4100218
J. Fields, C213-30-06036
S. Hopson, G396-156-841220
C. Tatum, G367-113-644221
M. Goins, G351-50-00652
B. Williams242-42-47356
J. Bone130-20-00110
T. Golden101-40-00102
J. Maymon50-00-00000
S. Pearl40-10-00110
S. McBee20-00-00010
Totals 27-5714-2235172275
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas A&M13-528-918
S. Carolina11-725-965
Ole Miss10-820-1297
Miss. State7-1114-17152
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RUT 53 Final
UConn 67
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Kentucky 78
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Mich St 64
Texas 83 Final
BYU 104 Final
Utah 79
Illinois 55 Final
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