COL BKB: Tennessee 76, Florida 72

Feb. 22, 2006 at 11:14 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Dane Bradshaw snapped a tie game with a steal and layup with 15.9 seconds left Wednesday night as 11th-ranked Tennessee beat No. 9 Florida, 76-72.

Chris Lofton had 16 points, five assists and three steals; Bradshaw had 15 points, five rebounds and four assists; and C.J. Watson added 13 points, three assists and six rebounds for the Volunteers (20-4, 11-2 SEC), who built a three-game lead over the Gators for first place in the SEC East Division with four games remaining.

Joakim Noah totaled 20 points, nine rebounds, five blocked shots and five steals; Corey Brewer added 17 points, four rebounds and four assists; Chris Richard had 14 points and six rebounds; and Al Horford had 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocked two shots for the Gators (22-5, 8-5 SEC), who are 5-5 since starting the season winning their first 17 games.

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