No. 5 Tennessee dominates Florida in 83-40 victory

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Angie Bjorklund scored 16 points, Meighan Simmons added 14 and No. 5 Tennessee drubbed Florida 83-40 on Thursday night.

The 43-point margin was the third-most lopsided game in series history.

The Lady Vols (16-2, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) dominated every aspect of the game, building a double-digit lead early, getting out to a 32-point advantage at halftime and coasting the rest of the way.

The Gators (12-6, 2-2) trailed 47-15 at the break and didn't make it any closer down the stretch. Florida shot 20 percent in the first half and had more turnovers (eight) than baskets (six).

Glory Johnson finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Vols, who have won 41 of 44 in the series. Shekinna Stricklen added 11 points and 12 boards.

Brittany Shine led the Gators with seven points.


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