Vols hand Gators third defeat in four games

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt dressing as a cheerleader and singing “Rocky Top” and Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning watching his alma mater, Tennessee (21-9, 9-6) finished the season 16-0 at home. At No. 12 Pittsburgh 80, West Virginia 66: Aaron Gray and Levon Kendall wore down West Virginia with their inside scoring and rebounding, and Pittsburgh (25-5, 12-3) remained in contention for the Big East regular-season title. Chris Lofton scored 21 points, and Tennessee pulled away from No. 5 Florida in the first half and held on for an 86-76 victory Tuesday night in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gators (25-5, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) continued a troubling trend for the defending national champions, who have lost three of four after a 17-game winning streak. Their chances for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament are slipping away after easily wrapping up the SEC regular-season title last week. center_img BYU 62, at No. 25 Air Force 58: Austin Ainge scored 14 points as Brigham Young assured itself at least a share of the Mountain West Conference title. The Cougars also ended the Falcons’ 30-game winning streak at Clune Arena, where they had won 54 of 55. last_img read more

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