Florida Gators Fall Against Vandy 87-74 In Gainesville On Tuesday Night

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Jones' career night helps Vanderbilt beat Florida 87-74
By MARK LONG
AP Sports Writer
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Damian Jones scored a career-high 27 points, Jeff Roberson added 18 points and 10 rebounds and Vanderbilt beat Florida 87-74 Tuesday night for a resume-building road win that should bolster the Commodores' NCAA Tournament chances.
Wade Baldwin IV chipped in 13 for Vanderbilt (17-11, 9-6 Southeastern Conference), which won for the fourth time in five games. Coach Kevin Stalling's team also snapped a four-game skid in Gainesville.
Although the Gators (17-11, 8-7) had no answer for Jones inside -- he made 12 of 13 shots -- the biggest difference may have been two circus shots the Commodores made.
Trailing 37-35 in the final seconds of the first half, Florida looked like it would tie the game. But Schuyler Rimmer had an easy layup blocked, and Josh Henderson tossed in an 80-footer at the buzzer. Vandy hit one nearly as improbable in the second half, when Matthew Fisher-Davis banked in a deep, contested 3-pointer as the shot-clock expired.
Justin Leon led Florida with 16 points.
AP-WF-02-24-16 0210GMT



 
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