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Tennessee eliminates Gators in SEC Tournament quarterfinals

Volunteers beat Florida for second time in 6 days
Tennessee Volunteers guard Keon Johnson vs. Florida Gators in 2021 SEC Tournament
Posted at 8:17 PM, Mar 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-12 20:40:36-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Santiago Vescovi scored 14 points to lead five Volunteers in double figures, and Tennessee beat Florida 78-66 Friday to advance to the Southeastern Conference semifinals for a third straight tournament.

The Volunteers won their second straight over Florida in the span of six days. The first gave the Vols a bye to the SEC quarterfinals, and this time they never trailed advancing to semifinal against sixth-ranked Alabama.

Florida lost for the second time in three games.

Tre Mann finished with a career-high 30 points for the Gators after having only two points in the first half.