Feb 28, 2012; Nashville,TN, USA; Florida Gators forward/center Patric Young (4) (right) struggles to control the ball against Vanderbilt Commodores forward Jeffery Taylor (44) (right) as center Festus Ezeli (3) looks on during the first half at Memorial Gym. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE
The Vanderbilt Commodores hosted their SEC rivals on Tuesday night and pulled off a big 10-point win over the No. 16 Florida Gators. The Gators have now lost back-to-back games heading into their season finale.
The No. 16 Florida Gators have looked lost in their past couple games as they continue to find themselves sliding in the national rankings. After Tuesday's road game against the Vanderbilt Commodores, they have now lost back-to-back games against unranked teams by 10 points or more.
The Gators found themselves heading into halftime trailing their SEC rivals, 30-27. Vanderbilt only extended its lead in the second half, to the delight of the home crowd.
Commodores guard John Jenkins led all scorers in the game with 22 points. Jeffery Taylor added another 18. On the Florida side, Bradley Beal led the scoring with 16 points, also picking up five rebounds and three steals.
The Gators will play their last regular-season game on Sunday, when they host the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats. Vanderbilt's final game of the regular season will be on Saturday, when it visits the Tennessee Volunteers.
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