In an SEC showdown that gave Big Orange and opportunity to shine brighter than at any point in the season, the Tennessee Vols dominated Florida on the Gators homecourt and nailed down a 75 - 70 upset that ran completely counter to what the Vegas/ Reno oddsmakers were expecting. The 5-point Vols win on the scoreboard at the end of 40 minutes of play did not reflect the utter control that Rennessee exercised after initially falling behind 0 - 2 in the opening seconds of play. 

The opening betting line had the Gators as 11.5-point favs but the sharpies who put their money on the line for a living pushed those odds even further in favor of Florida as cash poured in on the Gators side and the spread became a full 12.5 points. 

Little did they know - Tennessee was going to clean up big time. Money mouth

Along with an amazingly staunch defense that kept Florida out of the game until it was too late - Tennessee's offense proved that the boys in the Big Orange have game. Jeronne Maymon's double/ double once again cemented his role as a team leader. 

With nightfall spreading on Saturday it seems clear that Tennessee is going to make their way up the SEC standings. It might not become a full blown run for the title conference title - but it sure is looking brighter in Knoxville.

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