Vols clinch SEC Regular Season Championship after defeating the Florida Gators 89 to 86

Tennessee scores their first outright overall SEC Regular Season Championship since 1967.

JaJuan Smith scored 23 points and Chris Lofton added 21 as No. 4 Tennessee overcame a 16-point deficit to beat Florida 89-86 on Wednesday night.

The Volunteers (27-3, 13-2 Southeastern Conference) set a school record for victories and may have knocked the two-time defending national champions out of the NCAA tournament picture.

The Gators (21-9, 8-7) have lost six of their last 10 and might need to win the SEC tournament to earn a 10th consecutive NCAA berth.

The Volunteers overcame a 13-point deficit to beat the Gators 104-82 in Knoxville last month and dug themselves out of an even bigger hole Wednesday.

FINAL: (4) Tennessee 89 Florida 86

High Scorers: Tennessee - JaJuan Smith 23
Florida - Nick Calathes 24

High Rebounders: Tennessee - Tyler Smith 8
Florida - Marreese Speights 7

Story Courtesy: AP Wire Reports & UT Sports Information


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