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Gators storm to 16th straight win, 67-58

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Scottie Wilbekin had 21 points and six assists, and No. 3 Florida stepped up its defense in the second half and outlasted Tennessee 67-58 Tuesday night for its 16th consecutive victory.

Michael Frazier II added 11 points to help the Gators (22-2, 11-0 SEC) beat Tennessee in Knoxville for just the second time in their last nine attempts. Frazier and Wilbekin both made key 3-pointers down the stretch to put the game out of reach.

Jarnell Stokes had 20 points and nine rebounds for Tennessee (15-9, 6-5), which was seeking the type of victory over a top-five opponent that could boost its NCAA tournament hopes. Jordan McRae had 17 points and Josh Richardson 10.

After shooting 62.5 percent (15 of 24) in the first half, the Volunteers made only 28.6 percent (6 of 21) of their shots after halftime.

For a full game box score,  click here.

Associated Press

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