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UF Men’s Basketball: (4) Tennessee 78, (5) Florida 66

Guard Tyree Appleby (22) didn’t find much space to attack in the Tennessee defense Friday. (Photo: Alex de la Osa/UAA Communications)

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY DENVER PARLER

(4) Tennessee 78, (5) Florida 66
SEC Tournament
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tenn.

Records: Florida 14-9 (9-7 SEC), Tennessee 18-7 (10-7 SEC)

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  *   Tre Mann led the Gators with a career-high 30 points, including 28 in the second half.
     *   It was the first 30-point game by a Gator since Jalen Hudson’s 33 points vs. LSU on March 6, 2019. Hudson’s 25 points in the second half that day were the previous high in a half over the past 10 years.
     *   Mann is the third Gator all-time to post a 30-point game in SEC Tournament action.
        *   Anthony Roberson, 35 vs. Vanderbilt, March 13, 2004, Georgia Dome
        *   Kenyan Weaks, 31 vs. Auburn, March 5, 1998, Georgia Dome
  *   Mann has gone for 20 or more in four straight appearances, the first Gator to do so since Nick Calathes in the 2008-09 season.
     *   Nick Calathes streak: 20 vs. Georgia, 1/28/09; 21 at Tennessee, 1/31/09; 22 vs. South Carolina, 2/3/09; 33 at Kentucky, 2/10/09