KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Scotty Hopson came out of a timeout and
quickly hit a long jump shot with 21 seconds left to give No. 14
Tennessee a 61-60 win over Florida on Sunday.
The basket gave the Volunteers (16-4, 4-2 Southeastern
Conference) their sixth straight win over their East Division rival
and fifth straight victory in Knoxville. It also kept Tennessee
from dropping a third game in a row.
Alex Tyus, who led the Gators with 18 points, had a chance to
grab the lead back for Florida (15-6, 4-3) but missed a jumper in
the middle of a crowd under the basket with 5 seconds left.
After playing poorly in the first half, Wayne Chism led the Vols
with 16 points and 11 rebounds and hit two key free throws with 42
seconds left. Hopson scored 10 points, and J.P Prince had 12.