NASHVILLE, Feb. 28 (UPI) --
Vanderbilt knocked off No. 13 Florida 77-67 Tuesday and earned a first-round bye in the upcoming SEC tournament.
John Jenkins had a game-high 22 points and Jeffrey Taylor tallied 18 for the Commodores (21-9, 10-5 SEC), who shot 52.3 percent from the field.
Bradley Beal led Florida (22-8, 10-5) with 16 points and Erving Walker scored 15. The Gators lost their second game in a row.
Vanderbilt held a 30-27 at halftime and put the game away in the home stretch. The Commodores piled up free throws while Florida, which shot 44.4 percent from the field, failed to score a field goal in the final 4:04.
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